Culture Chat

And other musings on humanizing the workplace

On failure and being a whole person

August 13, 2016
Susan Cato

Contrary to popular belief, people who have never failed are not superior than those who have. Do we really want to hire someone who has never failed over someone who has?  Resilience and resourcefulness arise from failure - how can we truly know about the stuff we are made of if it has never been put to the test?

What Will You Stop Doing?

August 8, 2016
Jamie Notter

A lot of people feel like they don't have the resources or the bandwith to make the changes necessary to move towards the future of business. If that's you, then your first question should be, what can I stop doing?

The Truth about the Distinction Between "Work" and "Life"

August 7, 2016
Maddie Grant

In a recent post I talked about a new definition of work as we wrote about it in the Future of Work Manifesto. In that definition, I actually left out this clause from the Manifesto so we could discuss it on its own:

  • The distinction between “work” and “life” is artificial and a barrier to leveraging both the power of the individual and that of the organization.

Wake Up: There Are a LOT of Millennials

August 1, 2016
Jamie Notter

We've known for some time that the Millennials are the largest generation ever, yet we don't seem to be ready for that.

Dear HR: Do You Really Want A Seat at the Table?

July 29, 2016
Jamie Notter

We've been wringing our hands for years about getting a seat at the table, but we're still not focusing on the ONE thing that will open up a seat.

Beware the "Everything Is Awesome" Syndrome

July 25, 2016
Jamie Notter

Having an awesome culture is great, but is it preventing you from seeing and speaking the truth?

July #CultureChat: What Makes a Culture of Customer Service?

July 20, 2016
Jamie Notter

Join us on Thursday July 28 at 12 CT/1 ET for this month's #culturechat! We'll be talking about what makes a culture of customer service.

A New Definition of Work

July 18, 2016
Maddie Grant

In this post, I'd like to talk about what we actually mean by "work". Has the definition changed over the years? Is it time for a new definition?

What Does the Metric System Have to Do with This?

July 11, 2016
Jamie Notter

Your culture is either moving toward the future, or it isn't. Are you still clinging to miles and teaspoons?

The Culture Chat Podcast: How Improvisation Techniques Can Build a "Yes, And" Culture

July 8, 2016
Maddie Grant

In this episode of the Culture Chat Podcast, we talked to Erin Diehl, founder of Improve It, a corporate team-building workshop company that helps organizations use improvisation to build better, "yes, and" cultures.

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