We put a few unique organizations on a pedestal and praise them for being a “best place to work.” But for the most part, culture has been a squishy, amorphous concept. It’s time to end that. It’s time to start thinking about culture as something that’s measurable and changeable and unique to your specific organization.
Measuring and Changing Workplace Culture in Africa
WorkXO Africa launched in June with the arrival of Jackie Palmer and Tim Willard as directors. Both have deep business experience in leadership and consultancy roles in South Africa and beyond, and look forward to applying the Workplace Genome®, a cloud-based model to measure workplace culture, to a thriving new market.
The CultureChat Podcast: Flexibility is an Outcome, Not a Program
Workplace flexibility (fka Work-Life-Balance) is not about policies and programs; it's about embedding, ingraining, and infusing the lifestyle of flexibility into our very fabric. Which is, of course, our culture. Listen to an HR leader from the trenches who is doing just that in her organization.
Culture is an active, evolving entity - an ecosystem, if you must - that should be measured, analyzed, and managed. Managed just like we would any other really important operating system in our business.
The Culture Chat Podcast: Going Beyond Lip Service to Inclusion
In this episode, we chat with Joe Gerstandt, keynote speaker, thought leader, advisor, consultant and sage in the world of inclusion. Charlie and Joe discuss how poorly misunderstood inclusion and diversity really are in the workplace and Joe clarifies how companies that "get it" are using it as a true competitive advantage. Saying inclusion is important to us (and we all say it) is one thing; but Joe gives us some tips for measuring and monitoring it so that we know it’s having the intended impact. Get this and more from this month’s episode of the Culture Chat Podcast. Listen to (and/or download) to learn more.
The Culture Chat Podcast: Bringing Organizational Values to Life
In this episode, we chat with Sanja Licina, Ph.D., Future of Organizations at Globant, about the challenges organizations face in bringing their values to life. How do companies that are crystal clear on what they value make sure they back it up with authentic context, color and identity? How do they weave that identity into the fabric of culture so that it reinforces and clarifies what's truly valued at every turn? Sanja has built a career around helping organizations create cultures that do that exactly - and she shares her experiences with us. Listen to (and/or download) this episode to learn more.
The Culture Chat Podcast: The Evolution of Performance Management
In this episode, we chat with Jason Lauritsen, Keynote Speaker / Author / Consultant, JasonLauritsen.com about all things performance management. It can be at the center of the workforce operating systems fueling a more meaningful employee experience; yet has the distinct reputation as being nothing more than a soul-crushing experience. It doesn't have to be that way.