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Posts from the ‘Culture’ Category
I knew that Bates Creative Group had established something marvelous the first time I walked through the door. The company's 'specialness' comes from a community-based culture that a lot of contemporary organizations talk about but a rare few achieve. Founder Debbie Bates-Schrott has deliberately formed and nurtured an authentic work environment in which:
Neuroscientific discovery shows that people share emotions. Even though we often view disagreement as a negative and do whatever we can to avoid confrontation, the ability to laugh at ourselves and have fun at work helps keep things on a positive track. You can creatively address uncomfortable situations without destroying relationships. Surprisingly, the direct approach often improves morale.
The latest evidence confirms that Herzberg's theory: Money does not motivate people, at least when it comes to jobs that require critical thinking skills. (Lack of adequate compensation, however, demotivates and demoralizes.) Over the course of the last several years, neuroscientists have learned a lot about how the reward systems embedded in American companies actually work against us.
The subliminal signs we give in the workplace are sometimes more influential than the over ones. For example, If you've ever had a manager with an open door policy, you know what I mean. Either the door is truly open and you can have frank conversations, or the executive has a misguided perception of what having an 'open door' should mean to an organization.
When you write a proposal, whom do you feature? If you talk more about yourself than the client and how to solve his or her problem, you're running down the wrong path. Here are 10 tips to get back on track.
Building a company with raving fans takes more than just hard work. You have to put the customer's perspective at the core of product development and company processes. Customer-centricity and market-driven philosophies produce vastly different levels of success. A technology- or production-based approach typically leads to extinction. Here's why...