Culture Chat

And other musings on humanizing the workplace

The REAL Reason Why People Resist Change

Jamie Notter

We pretend like it's part of every human being's DNA to resist change, but that's not the real reason.

Your Perfect Culture Is Not Out There--It's In Here

Jamie Notter

I know you want a best practice; I know you want the formula for a "high performance" culture. And you can certainly learn a lot by looking outward, but the true power of the perfect culture for you can only be unlocked within.

Are You Paying Attention?

We preach the benefits of getting and staying intentional about culture. Getting intentional means - among other things - paying attention. We just learned something from a highly-successful marketing and branding firm about what paying attention can really look like. And we were stunned.

Delivering on the Promise of Employee Engagement

Jamie Notter

We're spending a lot of money on employee engagement, but not getting a good return. I think I know why.

The Culture Chat Podcast: Startup Life and Workplace Culture

Maddie Grant

In this episode we chat with Jonathan Herrick, CSO/CMO, Co-Founder and Chief High-Fiver of Hatchbuck. Jonathan is passionate about building a Culture of Engagement, helping individual employees develop personal and professional strengths. He says that "in this environment, innovation blossoms, and customer expectations are exceeded, resulting in unprecedented company growth." We asked him, "How do you balance a focus on culture with the priorities of startup life?"

Applying Agile Software Development to Culture Work

Jamie Notter

The software world has learned that forcing a non-linear process into a linear planning and execution model is not the way to go. It's time that we applied that lesson to culture work.

The Antidote to Small Talk

Charlie Judy

Thomas Jefferson discovered the antidote to cocktail parties, small talk, and the otherwise meaningless business and professional networking formats we've been subjected to for decades. We experimented with his "novel" approach to see if we could reinfuse the true art of conversation into the world-of-work. It seems to have resonated.

Unlocking the Potential of Your Volunteer Culture

Jamie Notter

Imagine what associations could accomplish if they actually aligned their volunteer culture with what drives their success?

Telling the Story of Your Culture

Jamie Notter

Weaving together the complete story of your culture is more important than just having the data.

Having the Right Answer Is Not Enough

Jamie Notter

Coming up with good answers to our problems is important work, but when we ignore the cultural context, we run the risk of designing beautiful answers that fail to deliver results.

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