The 3 Critical Components to Defining Your Company Culture

Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org In business, they say a great idea is worthless without great execution. Taking that a step further, even great execution sometimes can’t salvage a company with poor culture. Brilliance alone might be able to get a firm up and running, and things might even …

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Team Building for a Creative Business Culture

Today’s post was written by my friends at SocialMonsters.org Every business has its own culture. As part of HR, you’re tasked with the resolution of conflicts within the company and other potentially stressful employee problems. But if you create a close knit team you can snuff out employee conflicts before they happen and create a …

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Being a Workaholic is not the same as being engaged

How many of us know someone who proudly proclaims they are a workaholic? Perhaps some of you reading this post feel that way about yourself. Some claim it is because they are really engaged in their work. That may be true but a recent study showed that there is a difference between being engaged in …

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The Carnival of HR- Chilly Day Information

Here in the Southeast we have had a major snow event. Unusual to say the least. In my hometown of Atlanta this resulted in 7 to 10 hour commutes to get home. Some of these commutes ended in abandoned cars, walks home or overnight stays in places willing to open their doors. So today no …

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Five Things to Consider about Hugging at Work

  I was reared in a family where we were not “huggers.” So early in life I was not really comfortable with hugging anyone, especially anyone outside my family. This is not to say we were not a loving family, we just didn’t express it with hugs. Then I married a girl from an Italian …

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A Lesson in Quickly Establishing a Culture

As you might expect when you have a number of HR speakers talking to audiences of HR professionals the topic of “culture” might be a common topic. SHRM13 was no exception. There were several lessons on but I want to talk about one lesson in particular about how to quickly establish a culture. Tying innovation …

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Has Your Corporate Culture Become the "Dark Ages?"

I am reading a book by Peter Watson, entitled Ideas: A History of Thought and Invention, From Fire to Freud. It is a very interesting book. One chapter where Watson discussed what brought about the Dark Ages in Europe made me think about corporate culture implications. Many of us are taught that the Roman Empire …

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