You'd be surprised by how many employees do not want to attend their office parties. When planning the company party, you'll have to think...
The emergence of social networking and the Internet has caused a new focus and value on "openness," which leads to a new element of leadership, called "Open Leadership." The mantra of open leadership is "Be Open, Be Transparent, and Be Authentic." This is counter to the traditional business premise of "control," so many companies are still pushing back.
Getting a diverse group of individuals to join forces and cooperate as a team can be a real challenge. If your crew members would rather sail solo than share the effort, you may need a little help to inspire them to work together.
Founding a successful startup is a task that can easily overwhelm—unless the entrepreneur has built an excellent support team. If you think you can go-it-alone, you are sadly mistaken.
Do you know what your business stands for? Do your team members? Do your customers? A great corporate culture is an important contributor to a business’s success, and documenting your philosophy is a foundational step. Then you need to communicate it to everyone and make sure you uphold it.
Paul Spiegelman is the chief culture officer at Stericycle and founder and former CEO of BerylHealth. He also co-founded the Small Giants Community with Inc. editor-at-large Bo Burlingham.
If they were being truly honest, how would your employees describe your culture? Would they say it is like Israel, America or North Korea?
The word "organization" and the word "organism" come from the same root word. Company culture bears many similarities to natural ecosystems. The way founders do business in the beginning of a startup are the seeds for what kind of company they will develop in two, five and ten years.
In many ways, culture is when a group of people share the same habits. When you are raised within a certain culture, you don't recognize those habits until you're dumped into a culture that practices a different set of habits.
Customers must be a company's top priority for it to succeed. But in order to have a truly customer-centric outlook, the same level of service must start within the organization with a dedication to employees.