Cultivate a culture of transparency via communication and sharing information

Part I: Humanizing Workplace Culture Through Transparency

  • March 17, 2014
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If you missed the Introduction to our series on Humanizing Workplace Culture, click here to read it! “We have a need to commu­nicate and share what we do and how we each do it diffe­rently. We work better in the open. Transparency has value for the organ­ization.” — Maddie Grant Understanding what people want and […]

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How Tracking Small Wins Leads To Workplace Success

  • February 24, 2014
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Do you know what you get done when you’re at work? Does your manager and team know what you have accomplished on a regular basis?  Are you getting due recognition for your good work? If the answer to any of these questions is a no, there is one simple thing you can do to become […]

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Millennials Want Feedback, Transparency, Growth & More From Work – And So Should You!

  • February 18, 2014
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The nearly 80 million Millennials who are either already in the workforce or about to enter it, will fundamentally change how business is conducted. (Source) Millennials will make up almost half (46 percent) of the workforce by 2020, and will be in the majority by 2025, as they will comprise up to 75 percent of […]

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Why Performance Reviews Don’t Work

  • February 10, 2014
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“If performance evaluations were a drug, they would not receive F.D.A. approval,” because “they have so many side effects, and so often they fail.” – Robert Sutton, Stanford Professor and co-author of just published, Scaling Up Excellence. (Source) It’s no secret that most employees, and even most managers, dislike the annual performance review. I remember […]

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5 Tips On How To Be An Engaged Employee

  • February 06, 2014
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Staying engaged at work is a struggle for many. According to Gallup’s recent “State of the American Workplace” survey, “latest findings indicate that 70% of American workers are ‘not engaged’ or ‘actively disengaged’ and are emotionally disconnected from their workplaces and less likely to be productive.” (Source).  That means happiness and productivity levels are low […]

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