Organizational Culture (eng)

Most business leaders today understand the need for corporate creativity and innovation. Yet, at the same time, they are often quick to resist creative solutions to business problems. Jennifer Mueller, professor at the University of San Diego has an explanation for this strange dichotomy. Leaders are trained that good decision-making happens in a ‘certain manner’ […]

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Numerous studies have shown that when leaders demonstrate a genuinely caring attitude, it promotes a work environment characterised by trust and safety which inspires better productivity and drives engagement. Unfortunately, caring about employees doesn’t always come easily to many managers and leaders. It takes deliberate effort and regular practice, says Augusto Giacoman, director with PwC […]

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Researchers at Deloitte have proposed a Simply Irresistible Organisational Model as a holistic solution for engaging employees by taking into account issues such as engagement, L&D, rewards, and overall work culture. Here’s what it looks like: Meaningful work: Ability to make independent decisions and working in small autonomous teams. Supportive management: Setting clear goals, ongoing […]

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Employers are investing heavily in their incentive and recognition programmes to reward employees effectively for their achievements. Things get complicated, however, when you need to design rewards that will appeal to employees of different ages, in different organisational roles, sometimes scattered across the globe. In the past, this meant inconsistent rewards or incentives that did […]

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Companies that adopt a strengths-based workplace culture and management practices are more likely to attract highly motivated and qualified candidates, as per a recent Gallup study. Gallup’s research shows that these companies typically experience a 10-19% increase in sales, 14-29% increase in profits, 3-7% higher customer engagement, 9-15% increase in the number of  engaged employees, […]

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With nearly 400,000 employees scattered across the world, it is safe to say that IBM has struggled with organisational silos. Enter, IBM Radio – a live-streamed radio station founded by Miroslav Azis and his fellow designers at IBM. IBM Radio is considered a community hub for IBM employees and any IBMer is able to produce […]

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Advancements in neuro-economics could hold interesting implications in workplaces. Neuro- economics is the study of economic decision-making. This involves mapping human brain activity to explore the processes that occur within the brain when making financial decisions. Some companies are using neuro-science to better understand not only customer behaviour and employees’ cognitive processes but also to […]

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An ever-growing body of scientific research shows that employees value flexible work hours and seek employers that offer work-life balance measures. Yet, companies show little acknowledgment of the fact that their employees have a life outside of work. Organisations need to fundamentally redesign work and make flexibility a part of the company DNA, says Lisa […]

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A recent Glassdoor survey of nearly 700 public companies revealed some interesting insights into CEO approval ratings among employees. Some key findings are as follows: Highly paid CEOs tend to earn lower approval ratings from their employees compared to company leaders who are paid proportionately to employees. The higher that employees rate their company on […]

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Given the speed at which business dynamics change, forward-thinking companies of tomorrow will look less like permanent structures and more like Legos, predicts Brian Kropp, HR practice leader at CEB. Employees and leaders alike find themselves working in highly unpredictable and volatile times. Gone are the days when companies could anticipate change well ahead of […]

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