Can You “Fix” Organizational Culture?

Discussions about organizational culture are everywhere. Peter Drucker’s saying of “culture eats strategy for breakfast” has been around for ages (or so it seems). It has become not only a cliché but is also the go-to-quote for every person who opines on the topic. The concept is not meant to imply that culture is the polar opposite of strategy; it’s Read More …

Collaboration: Motivation and Ability

Organizations that purposely embark upon initiatives to increase collaboration do so because they’ve successfully identified the reasons why the time and effort will be of benefit. The best approach occurs when there is a deliberate plan in which leaders assess when collaboration is appropriate, define desired outcomes, and commit to understanding and removing the barriers that may currently exist in Read More …

Collaboration: Why Culture Matters

When embarking upon a journey to increase or enhance collaboration in the workplace it’s necessary to assess the readiness of one’s organization.  This involves exploring what is really going on; what are the true values, beliefs, traditions, norms and behaviors? While there are many areas to explore and understand (if you are in Human Resources you should have a good Read More …

A Culture of Collaboration

Organizations choose to embrace and promote collaboration for a number of reasons.  While specific reasons will be unique to an entity and/or its industry, efforts are generally focused on improving performance, increasing innovation, and enhancing services to clients, customers and the public.  The best approach occurs when there is a deliberate plan in which leaders assess when collaboration is appropriate, Read More …

Using Employee Feedback to Drive Breakthroughs

Last week I teamed up with the folks at ClearPicture to present a webinar on“Using Employee Feedback for Business Improvement.”  As we were speaking to an HR audience we focused on what many in human resources are familiar with – gathering employee feedback as part of an employee engagement survey. We who work in the HR sphere can scarcely turn around without Read More …