Culture Chat

And other musings on humanizing the workplace

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 Podcast: 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?

Disrupting HR

October 26, 2016
Maddie Grant

WorkXO was thrilled to sponsor DisruptHR in Chicago last week, an event that attracts forward-thinking HR folks every year.  Here's the Storify archive summary for you in case you missed it.

Oct 2016 #CultureChat: The Role of Transparency in Culture

October 24, 2016
Jamie Notter

Many would agree that a transparent culture is a good thing in general, but when the rubber meets the road, how transparent are we willing to be--or even should we be. We'll tackle this in this month's #CultureChat on Twitter. Join us 10/27/16 at 1pm ET.

The Culture Chat Podcast: Glassdoor and the Rise of Transparency as a Gamechanger in Business

October 23, 2016

In this episode of the Culture Chat, we have the pleasure of welcoming Kirsten Davidson, Head of Employer Brand at Glassdoor to talk all things transparency and employer branding. 

Your Culture Has a Trajectory

October 21, 2016
Jamie Notter

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

Maximizing Millennial Engagement

October 12, 2016
Maddie Grant

Millennials are the largest generation in the history of the United States--and half of them aren’t even in the workforce yet. That means the companies that figure out how to effectively engage this generation are going to gain a significant competitive advantage in the years to come, in the form of productivity gains, lower turnover, and more innovation. But this is not about foosball tables and gourmet cafeterias. It’s about a new approach to the workplace that makes more sense to this generation. In this webinar, Millennial and culture experts Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant will explore research from their book, When Millennials Take Over, and identify specific internal capacities that companies must develop to successfully engage Millennials. They’ll also reveal some ways that you can determine just how compatible your company’s culture is with this new generation and how that can unlock potential for growth.


Don't Try to Be Google. Just Deliver What You Promised

October 10, 2016
Jamie Notter

Authenticity is the new cool, people. Get clear on who you need to be as a culture and then make sure you actually deliver that. The talent is attracted to that.

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