Workplace Culture and 'Meaningful Interaction': Are We Losing the Human Component of Daily Interaction?
To say that technology has changed the way we communicate in the workplace is no longer groundbreaking, insightful or newsworthy. The rise in the remote workplace, company adoption of Skype and other web-based conferencing tools and overall reliance on the Cloud have all but rendered the traditional workplace obsolete
The Culture Chat: How to Preserve Workplace Culture in Remote Teams
Remote teams are a hot topic these days, which will only become more and more important as organizations allow remote working. But how do you preserve your organizational culture when your people are in many locations? Rebecca Achurch of Achurch Consulting and Tim Sarrantonio from Neon One talk to us about their experiences in this latest episode of the Culture Chat podcast.
The Culture Chat Podcast: The Overlooked Connection Between Collegiate Design and Workplace Culture
"As companies look to recruit the best and brightest from college campuses, they are overlooking one major factor in the attraction and retention of recent graduates— incorporating campus design elements into work environments to attract young professionals. Global infrastructure and design firm, AECOM, along with contract furniture company, KI, conducted new research on collegiate design as a driver of workplace design, and set out to examine how college students like to work and how companies can apply this style within."
Millennials and Entrepreneurship: Redefining a “Real Job”
Millennials are working to achieve their success on their own terms. Even those working in a traditional work environment are moving around until they find what they truly want. The “Digital Nomad” lifestyle, those who have built their careers on being able to work remotely from anywhere, are also making the system work for them. In a study commissioned by EY, they found, "62 percent of millennials have considered starting their own businesses, and 72 percent think startups are “essential for new innovation and jobs.”
An overwhelming number of Millennials see themselves starting their own business and believe they have an entrepreneurial mindset.
Stop Talking About Millennials and Start Talking With Them
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.
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.
In this episode, we welcomed Caroline Miller, author of many books including the forthcoming Getting Grit: The Evidence-Based Approach to Cultivating Passion, Perseverance and Purpose. Her ground-breaking work in the areas of goal setting/accomplishment, grit, happiness and success provides a fascinating topic for discussion around how Grit connects with workplace culture. Check it out!