Culture Chat

And other musings on humanizing the workplace

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.  

Do you need a Culture Code?

Maddie Grant

Do you have a great culture, but need a way to describe it? Do you know how to create your own Culture Code? Maybe you’re one of the 15 million people (yeah you read that right) who have flipped through Netflix’s culture deck.

In our culture work, we use our Workplace Genome to 1) provide our clients the most powerful themes that underlie what differentiates them, 2) tie their core values to real behaviors, and 3) identify and name underlying accelerators that they can now prioritize or inhibitors they can fix.  And as a result of this simple and deeply compelling three-step process, they now have, among many other things, a Culture Code artifact that they can then use to keep their culture top of mind with existing staff and to share with new hires and bring them into the fold.

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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