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We were working with a large financial services company on implementing a new external brand strategy that had implications for internal operations, as well. The company took the new brand public before confirming whether employees were ready to deliver on the brand promise. They weren’t. As a result, the change actually reduced performance, decreased customer satisfaction and eroded profitability.[…] Continue Reading »

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Imagine that one of your best employees came into your office and said that he wasn’t happy with his job because you don’t focus enough on career development. How would you respond? Would you even know what he was talking about?

Leaders tend to think career development and career advancement are interchangeable terms; however, these are two very different concepts.[…] Continue Reading »

Meet Will. Will was recently promoted to a management position after working with his company for nearly five years.

Although he initially seemed right for the job — he’d been with the company for some time, adopted the company mission as his own, and produced quality work — he’s had some ongoing issues juggling his workload and managing others.[…] Continue Reading »

One of the strongest alliances human resources can have within an organization is with the IT department because, of all parts of the organization, IT probably has the biggest impact on the employee experience and employee engagement. While HR is focused on programs and processes and IT is focused on technology, both departments have to be intentional about providing employees with a great experience.[…] Continue Reading »