The Future of Workplace Culture

Dana Ardi, Ph.D., the founder of Corporate Anthropology Advisors and the author of The Fall of the Alphas: The New Beta Way to Connect, Collaborate, Influence—And Lead has this to tell us about future of working habits: Everything you thought you knew about the workplace is already outdated. Apparently the days when decisions were made…

Embed Gratitude in Your Company Culture

‘Tis the season to be kind to all. The holidays offer the perfect opportunity to reflect on all that we’re grateful for, but for some companies, gratitude is not a once-a-year occasion, but is a value embedded in their company culture. Bristol Mountain, a ski resort in upper New York State, began its “Snow Angel”…

Pinterest’s Corporate Culture Takes Innovation Literally

Pinterest, the mecca for DIYers and all things beautiful, has created a neat corporate culture for its engineers and designers. Their entire office, located in San Francisco’s ‘Design District,’ is uniquely designed to encourage their techies to use their hands and build fun projects to decorate their own personal workstations, instead of simply focusing on…

Boost the Bottom Line with a Strong Corporate Culture

How do you retain talent in a flagging economy where raises and promotions are not always financially feasible? This great article suggests that perhaps a company’s culture may be key to keeping employees. While many companies tend to overlook corporate culture as a means of improving their bottom line, some businesses have actually found that…

Igniting Creativity to Transform Corporate Culture: Catherine Courage, Design Leader

Play VideoIgniting creativity to transform corporate culture: Catherine Courage at TEDxKyoto 2012 History has repeatedly taught us that it often takes great courage to bring about great change. This fact is literally and figuratively embodied in the work of product design innovator and tri-athlete Catherine Courage. A 13-year resident of Silicon Valley, Catherine is currently…

Taking Ownership of Corporate Culture

Every Employee Should See Himself As The Chief Culture Officer is an absolutely brilliant article by Abhijit Bhaduri that touches on how the culture of a company is defined by its employees. A business’ corporate culture is defined by its leadership team starting with the CEO, according to Mr. Bahaduri, Chief Learning Officer of Wipro. Very…

Recognizing Toxic Office Culture

Does the thought of going to work make you feel sick in your tummy? You may have probably caught the malaise more commonly known as ‘Toxic Office Culture’ and that just might be the culprit instead of indigestion. Statistics show that people who work in cubicles for long periods of time may, at some point…

Book Review of Building a Magnetic Culture

Creating a highly productive workforce is any company’s dream. But figuring out how to motivate an entire workforce doesn’t happen overnight. Kevin Sheridan’s book, Building a Magnetic Culture: How to Attract and Retain Top Talent to Create an Engaged, Productive Workforce, provides a specific set of principles to help managers assess and enhance Employee Engagement—a term he…

A New Social Network Speeds Up Connections

Is it possible to stay on top of your employees when they are half way across the world? Thanks to technology, you can now stay connected with your staff and build a sense of community—Without using your office intranet. Shane Atchinson, CEO of Possible Worldwide, a division of the advertising mammoth WPP Group, wondered how…

Can government contractors build a strong and sustainable corporate culture?

Can government contractors build a strong and sustainable corporate culture? This article explores the numerous ways work culture can be built in government offices. As is evident, corporate culture, even in government, is the one candy to use to attract smart recruits. Human resources specialists and corporate recruiters report that a company’s culture is often always…