Culture

The Summertime Livin’ May be Easy But Not So At Work

summertime

Summer presents the opportunity for more family time, beach days, and flexible work hours. However, the prospect of leaving early on a Friday or having the kids at home doesn’t always translate into relaxation. A recent survey of my company’s  30,000 working members in the U.S. sheds light on this issue, uncovering a…

Three Performance Tactics to Help Your Company Grow

Creative risk taking

Today one of the key challenges most companies face is being able to scale rapidly while still keeping their innovative startup edge. Startups have few decision-makers,  making it easier to take the risks needed to remain as innovative as possible. As these companies start to grow, they often experience a downturn in innovation…

Europe’s HR Leaders Worry Too About Becoming Business Partners

HR faces of diversity global

The days when the basic function of an HR professional focused purely on core HR matters of recruitment and payroll are long gone. “It was a simpler time,” current HR managers might sigh. But times have indeed changed. Today HR professionals are often working for international organizations, with technology instantly connecting them with…

How Culture and Values Fit Into the Onboarding Experience

New employee welcome onboarding

The moment your new hire walks through the door can be intense for all members of your workplace. This is especially true in the world of a startup, where passion and hard work will keep the company afloat among a competitive and fast-paced market. The individual wouldn’t have been hired if their qualifications…

Why A Culture of “How” Beats “What”

empowerment

We live in a VUCA world (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) and every day our employees encounter situations and questions, particularly with customers, that go beyond the expectations of normal business. How can we guide them to make decisions that support organizational goals and growth objectives when there’s no manager or executive in…

When Your Leader is Struggling, Here’s What You Can Do

helping

I am unhappy with my boss… He doesn’t give me feedback…. When she gives me feedback, it’s really vague and unhelpful… He doesn’t do what he says he’s going to do… She doesn’t tell me what is expected of me…. He [insert your personal complaint here]. I have been hearing this a lot…