Culture Chat

And other musings on humanizing the workplace

Stop Talking About Millennials and Start Talking With Them

December 5, 2016
Jamie Notter

Join me on December 6th at 1pm ET for a webinar panel discussion with three very smart Millennials as we discuss how this generation is viewing the workplace differently, particularly in the context of membership organizations.

The Culture Chat Podcast: Culture and the Customer Experience

November 30, 2016
Maddie Grant

In this episode of the Culture Chat podcast, we're excited to dig into the topic of culture as it relates to the customer experience.  Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, once famously said that "brand is a lagging indicator of culture" - in this conversation we talk to Aimee Lucas, customer experience transformist at the Temkin Group, about her thoughts on how exactly culture impacts how customers relate to the companies they interact with.

Do People Really Leave Managers?

November 30, 2016
Jamie Notter

They say people don't leave organizations--they leave managers. But what if managers are simply doing what the culture expects of them?

You Can't Buy a Culture

November 21, 2016
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.

4 Smart Ways to Avoid Burnout

November 18, 2016
Guest Post

Guest Post by Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman, Co-Authors, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout. We are VERY excited to have been quoted in this awesome book and the lessons shared, while addressed to folks who work in the nonprofit sector, clearly apply to anyone in the workforce. Enjoy! And buy the book!

Four Myths about Innovation in Associations

November 11, 2016
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.

Do you need a Culture Code?

November 9, 2016
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.

Three Tips for Making Changes as a New CEO

November 7, 2016
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.

The Culture Chat: NTEN and the Relationship Between Community and Culture

November 5, 2016
Maddie Grant

In this episode, we talk to Amy Sample Ward, CEO of The Nonprofit Technology Network, a nonprofit that serves nonprofits. NTEN grew out of the community that birthed it and its community feeds and is integral to the maintenance, protection and evolution of their culture. 

How Long Will You Wait Before You Give Employees Control?

October 31, 2016
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?

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