Culture Chat

And other musings on humanizing the workplace

You can't fix politics, but here's something positive you can do.

Maddie Grant

We believe very strongly that every person has the capacity to feel passion and purpose for their work, and every organization has the ability to define and authentically describe "what it's like here" in a way that will attract the people who belong in that place.  It matters for our sense of identity and place in the world. This is the work we are immersed in and we invite you to share in it.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Set Your 2017 Up Right With This One Thing

Maddie Grant

Do you care about workplace culture?  Do you want to align your strategy and business goals with your culture for exponentially better efficiency and results? Do you want to improve employee engagement? Or are you struggling to attract or retain high-performing Millennials as staff?

Do you have a bit of spare budget that you need to spend before the end of the year?  This is literally the most impactful thing you can do with it.  

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