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Is your organization built on a culture of trust?
Look around you; there are plenty of clues as to whether trust abounds. How quickly are decisions made? How many people do you copy (or worse, bcc) on e-mails? Do executives check in on the “troops” even when on vacation?
What is it like to live in your organization’s culture? Is it a safe, inspiring work environment that demonstrates trust and respect for employees and their efforts, or not so much?
When I speak to successful leaders about their company or team’s performance, they light up. Their performance metrics are top of mind. They recite gains in productivity, market share, or profits as well as reductions in errors, rework or service issues.[…] Continue Reading »
Organizational values anchor a team, a business unit or a company. They can provide a moral foundation for taking the high ground in tough times or when temptation comes knocking. They reflect and reinforce organizational culture.
Many organizational leaders take the time and effort to come up with an explicit set of values that reflect the beliefs and aspirations of their company or business unit.[…] Continue Reading »
The value of employee empowerment is important to sustaining a successful organization — true. But how can a leader create a platform of engagement that facilitates empowerment? Command and control management is out, and in its place lie “track and trust” leadership. Leaders who grasp this change have a clear advantage over leaders who don’t when it comes to employee engagement and employee development.[…] Continue Reading »
Open innovation is a business strategy to advance technology by fusing external ideas and products with internal research and development. It is a way for businesses to minimize costs and create products more efficiently. However, choosing the right path can be difficult, as organizations must weigh the benefits and liabilities of using outside help against developing technology internally.[…] Continue Reading »