As so many get used to working from home, new feelings may arise about co-workers.  Not only has our physical space changed, so has our intimate knowledge of each other’s lives.  Harvard Business Review’s Amy Gallo spoke to experts to get some advice on these shifting interpersonal dynamics. Stanford’s Monica Worline says we must accept that our […]

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For quite some time, business culture experts have made the distinction between a workplace’s cognitive culture and its emotional culture.  Cognitive culture, according to the Harvard Business Review, sets the tone for how employees think and behave.  Are they, for example, customer-focused, innovative, team oriented, competitive?   Emotional culture is about shared affective values, and the norms and assumptions […]

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Every year, Gallup invites their client organizations to apply for the Exceptional Workplace Award.  Part of the process includes nominating the best managers in their organization.  Here are two things that stood out when 2019 Manager of the Year Finalists were asked how they lead, navigate change and develop successful teams.   One manager said he coaches his […]

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The book “Democracy in America” was written in 1835 by a French sociologist who created it to explain Americans to Europeans.  He pointed out that philanthropy was a large part of American life and of meaningful association with a cause and a tribe.  That’s still true today.   In business settings, shared philanthropy among employees can strengthen relationships […]

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Companies hyper-focused on the employee experience are making over their HR departments to increase engagement, retention and productivity.  Even if your company doesn’t have titles like the ones Forbes.com recently reported on, this approach will likely filter into the way you do business in the future.   The Chief Employee Experience Officer or Director of Employee Experience […]

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As businesses turn even more attention to improving the employee experience, Forbes.com reports new HR jobs and titles are cropping up.  If you haven’t heard these titles yet, it may not be long before you do.   The Chief Transformation Officer is a cross-functional leadership role that makes sure today’s accelerated change delivers on its promise and […]

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