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organizational culture

Your Organization isn’t as Complex as You Think

by · May 27, 2014

Have you ever wanted to tackle a problem, but become overwhelmed by the complexity inside your organization? It could be the internal politics, or the complex organizational structure, or the barriers within your corporate culture or simply that the problem is huge and solving it isn’t going to be easy.

Don’t worry.

You aren’t alone.

We’ve all been there.

I have some good news for you.


Is Agreeing to Disagree Killing Innovation?

by · April 2, 2013

How does your business “think”? Do you sit around a conference room table sharing ideas and the one with the most votes wins? Every business has its own unique culture that is formed based on leadership, employees, and how employees interact. Is your culture helping or hurting your ability to remain relevant in today’s changing environment?


Be Prepared as Digital Natives Demand the 4 Hour Work Week Lifestyle

by · December 4, 2012

After spending 15 years in Corporate America it didn’t take long for me to realize that my generation,  Generation X, quickly fell into the traditions of our parent’s generation, the Boomers. We all commute to work in our high rise buildings, we peer our heads over our desk in North Cubeland, we work 9-5, take our 2-4 weeks of vacation each year, and spend most of our days in conference rooms having meetings about our meetings. In the last decade we’ve started to see innovations with flexible work schedules, work from home options and creative work spaces. As Gen Xers this was liberating and we began to feel like we had work life balance.


Becoming A Social Business Isn’t Just For Social Media

by · October 26, 2012

Social media has evolved so quickly and engaged so many people — a billion of us on Facebook — that it has actually changed the nature of our culture.  It has changed our expectations about how quickly we will receive responses from people. It has also changed our expectations of shared knowledge within our personal and professional “tribes.”

We have come to expect the same kind of communication in all areas of our lives that we have on Facebook. The new openness has most significantly affected the way businesses need to operate.


Using MBTI® to Build Effective Social Media Teams

by · April 22, 2011

As social media starts to weave itself into the fiber of corporate culture, companies are beginning to recognize the need to make organizational changes in order to evolve as social businesses. One area where this is gaining importance is Human Resources. The emergence of new social media roles and how they are integrated into the structure of an organization can have a huge impact on the success of social business initiatives.

As businesses begin to experiment with assembling social media teams some will leverage existing employees, using a corner of the desk approach to gradually embed learning and build capacity, while others will look to hire new staff. Either way, how do you know which employees are best suited for these new roles?


Social Media Strategy Learning Curve and Framework

by · February 16, 2011

It can be difficult for organizations to see the strategic big picture when it comes to social media, especially if they are focusing all their energy on tools and tactics. Questions abound … How does social media investment relate to business value? What are the real costs? What impact does social media strategy have on organizational culture? What kind of strategic thinking do businesses or non-profits need to embrace? What do leaders need to understand about the social media adoption curve as it relates to the evolution of the company?