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Sometimes it feels like your team or organization is running beautifully. Other times, it feels like the team is a little off track. Or a lot off track! What should you pay attention to when evaluating the health of your team’s culture? We might gain some insights from recent Major League Baseball moves at the end of the season here in the U.S.[…] Continue Reading »
In last month’s SmartBlog post on corporate culture, I outlined how high-performing, values-aligned organizations establish clear performance expectations as well as values expectations. Creating values expectations in the form of measurable, tangible, observable behaviors shifts values from desired attitudes to demonstrated behaviors.
Let’s talk a moment about others’ attitudes. Can a leader manage others’ attitudes?[…] Continue Reading »
Last week, we asked: What is the ethical climate like in your organization?
- We always uphold the highest moral and ethical standards: 53.90%
- We have an occasional ethical or moral lapse: 35.18%
- We have regular ethical lapses: 7.94%
- Our climate is pretty unethical/immoral: 2.98%
“Occasional” isn’t good enough.[…] Continue Reading »
Workplace stress affects three-quarters of working American adults. It is also a major concern for employers, as it costs businesses in the United States an estimated $300 billion per year through absenteeism, diminished productivity, employee turnover and direct medical, legal and insurance fees, according to the American Psychological Association. Employees often feel undervalued and are stressed at work.[…] Continue Reading »
When was the last time you assessed what it’s like to work at your company? How about what it’s like to work for you? These questions are important to ask on a regular basis. Check in with employees about their comfort level in their work environment. Keep in mind, the work environment is not just physical surroundings.[…] Continue Reading »