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.

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.

What Got You Here Won't Get You There

Jamie Notter

We are often blind to how attached we are to the methods that worked for us in the past. Organizations must see themselves more clearly in order to figure out where innovation will drive growth.

The Gift of Dissent

Jamie Notter

If everyone thinks the same thing, then someone isn't thinking hard enough.

You Can't Buy a Culture

Jamie Notter

Acquiring a new company can provide an opportunity for culture change, but you still have to roll up your sleeves and do the work.

Four Myths about Innovation in Associations

Guest Post

Guest post by Amanda Kaiser.  Association professionals say their association is not innovating because they are under-resourced, they don’t have the right ideas or don’t know how to prioritize between a bunch of great ideas, or the association’s stakeholders (leadership, staff, board, members) fear risk. These are challenges for sure, these are even the challenges the most innovative associations have had, but these challenges are not insurmountable. They should not be stopping us in our tracks. In fact, dig in and what we find are a handful of myths, myths uncovered in the 2016 Association Innovation Research Study, that are holding us back.

Three Tips for Making Changes as a New CEO

Jamie Notter

When you enter as a new CEO, your people are often expecting at least some sort of change. It's an important window, so make sure you make the most of it.

How Long Will You Wait Before You Give Employees Control?

Jamie Notter

I'm losing track of the number of companies that are doing "new" things around giving employees more power and control. I don't think it counts as "new" any more, but is it new to you?

Your Culture Has a Trajectory

Jamie Notter

Your culture is constantly evolving. So what are you doing about that?

Uncovering the Secret to Agility

Jamie Notter

Everyone says they want to be agile, but do you truly understand what's holding you back? Unless you do that hard work, you'll be wasting money on all those Who Moved My Cheese books. Some of the aggregate data we're collecting in the Workplace Genome is shining an interesting light on this conversation.

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