All organizations must go through periods of cultural change in order to achieve the results they need to grow, compete, and win. This shift requires a team’s dedicated focus on accountability, consistency, and communication, all of which must be led from top-level management. Without the buy-in and action from the senior leadership team, the desired […]
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Today’s modern business is fast-paced, complex, and can’t always depend on an outdated hierarchical model of having only a few people in a leadership role. There’s not enough time for executive leaders to effectively review the ongoing onslaught of data about company performance, industry changes, and the competitive environment. Organizations must move much more swiftly […]
The ability to change a company culture involves an aligned vision, buy-in from the leadership team, and dedication to company goals. It requires a positive mindset and the ability to adapt. Another part of the change process is the celebration of wins. There are many companies who have all of this ready to go and […]
Purposeful stories matter because they help make a connection. Good storytelling requires both context and feeling. One without the other doesn’t make much of an impact. Why? Data helps us to create a foundation for our actions but people respond best to emotional factors. People identify with what they see or hear. Stories are a […]
Employee engagement is the core of any high-performing team. Leadership should have a pulse on their teams and how engaged or disengaged they are. This requires regular check-ins, opportunities for employee feedback, and ongoing conversations for ways the company can improve. Fortunately, technology has helped companies bridge the gaps of communication in many ways to […]
What you want to do and what you actually do are two very different things. The intent of change is not the same as change. This concept is not one that many companies understand fully and as a result, many companies fail. Without follow through, it’s easy to waste a lot of time, money, and […]
It’s been said that change doesn’t happen overnight but is there a fair deadline to expect demonstrated change? Do you check in with your team and determine if change is happening or if you are in the backslide to the way things used to be? Creating change involves shifting behaviors and creating new habits. When […]
In order to make effective change a standard for your company, you have to first build high-performance teams. You can have the best-laid plans but without the right team in place, the mission will always fail. Is doing this easier said than done? Not if you have the right planning, preparation, and people. Planning and […]
There’s never a more important time to have employee engagement as a top priority than during a culture transformation. On average, about 50% of employees aren’t sure about what they are supposed to do at work every day. When an employee’s manager helps them set clear performance goals, engagement increases to upward of 70%. When […]
There isn’t one, singular thing that makes up a culture. There are several areas that must be aligned and measured in order for an organization to function effectively and efficiently. This starts by being well informed. Data-driven organizations are seeing upwards of 20-30 percent improvements in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) due […]