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How company culture affects employee engagement

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What is Employee Engagement? While many leaders think employee engagement surveys alone can improve their organization, CultureIQ’s decades of research show that improving overall culture is a far more effective way to improve business outcomes and propel growth.

Best practices for onboarding remote employees

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One of the primary goals of employee onboarding is to help new hires acclimate to the social and professional expectations of their new work environment so that they can proceed comfortably and effectively in their roles.

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An Investor’s Take on Culture

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Debrief: CultureLaunch episode #7. I recently sat down with Paul Stansik and Jimmy Holloran , both principals at private equity firm Parker Gale, to discuss the importance of company culture from an investor’s perspective.

The Role of Leadership in Changing Organizational Culture

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Importance of Leadership in Changing Organizational Culture.

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

Creating Culture in an Elevator

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By Greg Besner, Founder and CEO of CultureIQ. This essay, first published in Entrepreneur, was written in 2014, the year CultureIQ was launched. Former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, who inspired the creation of CultureIQ, passed away on Nov. 27, 2020, at the age of 46.

We need change leaders to save lives: How can you be one?

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By Paul M. Mastrangelo. CultureIQ first published this updated article on March 3, 2020. . Generically, change leaders are those who are willing to engage in the new behaviors and do so publicly so that others know about it.

L&D programs that strengthen leadership across all levels

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What Are Learning & Development (L&D) Programs?

A Guide to Defining Your Company Values

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What are company values? Company values are how organizations define the core pillars of their identity and principles which also affect the way they conduct their business. Every company has a unique set of core values and they support the vision and decision making processes within the organization. Defining your company’s values. Core values are really important. They are an essential and guiding force helping your company grow and strengthening organizational culture.

Want to really live your brand? Just eat it

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When your company launches a whole new logo and look, it can take time for your team to get used to the change – and to incorporate it into the information they give to clients, partners and colleagues outside your organization.

The Role of Human Resources in Workplace Safety

While it may seem obvious to say that safety is important for any company to embrace, making it a priority as an HR representative will not only be beneficial to your employees but to your bottom line too. Download this whitepaper to learn more!

5 must-read culture books

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Collectively, the CultureIQ family has read an extraordinary amount of books on culture. Not to mention, we’ve even contributed to a few.

Culture Scout: 4 articles that mix sweet, bitter and scary

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This week’s Culture Scout roams over the map with four articles that blend the sweet with the bitter–along with a dash of sci-fi scary. We’re also mixing it up on this week’s CultureLaunch Live, where we want to feature your questions and insights about this crazy, bittersweet working year.

A CultureLaunch Live Thanksgiving: Why gratitude is good for you

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Gratitude is such an energizing, motivating, culture -building emotion to express. So why is it so hard for some leaders to just say ‘thank you’? Google People Analytics Manager David Shanklin.

Culture Scout: A podcast and 2 articles make the business case for gratitude

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Are you a leader who thinks showing thankfulness is a sign of weakness? And that, actually, your employees should be grateful to you just for having a job? Culture Scout would like a word, then.

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Five Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

5 Examples of Common Miscommunications in the Workplace — and How to Overcome Them

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Miscommunication at work – the what, why, and how. What is workplace miscommunication? Workplace miscommunication is misinterpretation or misconstrued messages that can potentially lead to internal conflict and/or employee dissatisfaction. Language is a beautiful yet tricky art form.

Culture Scout 2021: 2 articles, a survey and a podcast peer into the future

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It’s that time of year when leaders channel their uncertainty about what’s happening around them now into what they think might happen in the future. As executive teams turn attention toward 2021 plans, Culture Scout has few helpful, culture -related crystal balls to toss into their mix. .

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Culture Scout: 3 articles and a survey on leading during chaotic times

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Welcome to this very loopy roller coaster of a week, where stopping and getting off is not an option for leaders. Culture Scout may be screaming along with you in the front car, but at least we are screaming some good information about how executives are handling this crazy ride.

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10 stats you need to know about culture, COVID and work

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The coronavirus pandemic is still far from over, and so are the concerns of HR leaders and working people over getting what they need to do their jobs safely and effectively.

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2021 Recruitment Strategies: Work Smarter Not Harder

Hours spent sourcing. Constantly checking different recruiting channels. Sifting through a sea of resumes. There’s no denying that the current hiring landscape is fragmented, complex, and full of frustrations. As you plan for 2021, take a moment to reflect on your current strategies and evaluate how you can work smarter, not harder in the new year. Download our guide where we break down different stages of the recruitment journey—and share several potential paths to hiring success.

The Chill of Competition: Why office rivalry is risky

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Remote work isn’t just keeping employees apart, it’s raising the tension bar among them, according to a recent survey by global staffing firm Robert Half.

Culture Scout: What’s the measure of business success? 3 articles say it’s about stakeholders, change and culture

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This week, Culture Scout bets that we’ll open your eyes – instead of glazing them over – on the topic of business metrics. There are huge changes afoot in how companies figure out how well they and their employees are performing, and these articles help explain some of those big shifts.

Culture and strategy can’t be served separately

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By Ryan Cooke . We’ve all heard the Peter Drucker phrase “culture eats strategy for breakfast,” and really, if your culture isn’t properly aligned with strategy, you’ll get indigestion. Simply put, organizational strategy is the set of action steps put in place to achieve long-term goals and organizational culture is how and why work gets done. These definitions inextricably link culture with strategy, yet so often, culture does not support strategy and vice versa.

Culture Scout: 4 reports of rough terrain on the road to better culture

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This week’s Culture Scout journeys along the rocky road to meaningful culture change. Why do firms spend significant money and time on efforts to improve their business culture, but often stumble? How can they dust themselves off and do it right this time? .

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The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

A Quotable Timeline: 6 leaders on why they’re giving employees Election Day off

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In this loudly divisive election year, both parties agree that the vote you cast on Nov. 3 may be the most important one in your lifetime. And thanks to the pandemic, it also will likely be the most stressful if you have to vote in person at the polls. .

Not So Fast: Get rid of surveys at your peril

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By Scott Young. We get it. Human Resources is frustrated with surveys that don’t yield good insights or pathways to positive results. HR’s pain is so acute that when the Wall Street Journal published an essay Aug.

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Culture Scout: 2 stories, 1 lament and an art-filled video, all about commuting

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Where exactly are commuters going and what are they doing in this pandemic-weary world? This week’s Culture Scout sheds light on their journey. Are bike superhighways in our future? Four architecture firms share their visions of post-COVID cities in this visual story from the Guardian.

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Coronavirus Suggestion Box: Ways we can work, help and cope

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We’re all certainly washing and distancing these days, but some of us are also ideating. When things look grim, we need people to think of ways to make life better, and as it turns out, there’s a lot of thinking going on in this coronavirus pandemic.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Culture Scout: 2 articles and a video story about boundaries

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School is (sorta) back and work is ramping up, so it’s a good time this week to look at our boundary issues. We’ve found three helpful articles that draw the lines between work and life and give culture a lift: 1. Check email less often.

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Culture Scout: 1 interactive, a survey and a podcast

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This week’s Culture Scout touches on upheaval from climate change and the disasters they spawn, second thoughts on full-remote working and brainstorming from a distance. Here’s what we found: 1. How climate change will displace Americans.

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Culture Scout: 2 good reads and 1 good listen

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This week’s Culture Scout uncovers a trove of survey data on trust and racial injustice, authors who take innovation down a notch, and an old, gold look at why meetings can be so awful. Take a look: 1. A survey surfaces glaring trust issues around return to work. A Sept.

Culture Scout: 3 things to read this week

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We’ve scoped out a few good things to read this week that won’t take up a lot of your time, but will give you some insights, fun and maybe even some surprises. Here’s our Culture Scout reading list for the week of August 31: 1. Guy Raz on remote work, and how he built this book.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

4 ways that companies can be truly inclusive

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By Jawaun Brown. Skyrocketing public and political support of the Black Lives Matter movement has created an urgent effort among companies to look inwards and ask themselves what they can do to be a part of the solution. Corporate America’s acceptance of the decades-long status quo has suddenly become unacceptable.

Want to Bet on a Super Bowl Winner? Take a Good Look at Team Culture.

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As the 53rd Super Bowl sprints to kickoff, analysts, pundits and moneyballers are furiously sifting through mountains of data to determine which team–Patriots or Rams–has the winning edge. Statistics about injuries, coaching strategies, team history, even game-day weather, are being … The post Want to Bet on a Super Bowl Winner? Take a Good Look at Team Culture. appeared first on CultureIQ.

Change the odds for workplace transformation

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“Change is disturbing when it is done to us, exhilarating when it is done by us.”. — Rosabeth Moss Kanter. In business, not changing is not an option. Technology and globalization have seen to that. But trying to impose a transformation onto a workforce that’s not ready for it can produce fear, frustration and, ultimately, failure. Unfortunately, this scenario is almost an industry standard: about 70 percent of workplace change efforts fail, according to some estimates.

Culture Scout: 2 articles and a video about leaders stepping up

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As Halloween looms, we search for both scary and soothing tales about leader behavior and its side effects. Are leaders really leading in this time of crisis? Can they be fast on their feet? And let culture be their guide? These Culture Scout finds will help solve some of those mysteries. Crisis in global leadership creates opening for business leaders.

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Free Webinar: How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office – you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on November 12th at 1 PM E.T. for more information.