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  • Four Telltale Signs of a Disconnected Organization

    Written by: William Powell | February 2, 2017

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    Most leaders appreciate the importance of leadership, culture, and engagement within their organizations. While they may not consciously think about the impact on individuals from a human perspective, managers sense these concepts are critical to healthy organizational performance. However, these three areas are often addressed individually, as if one doesn’t interact with the others. This leads to a disconnected organization…. Read More»


  • The Employee Experience: An Interview with Authors Tracy Maylett and Matthew Wride

    Written by: Shawn Murphy | February 1, 2017

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    We recently talked with authors Tracy Maylett, Ed.D and Matthew Wride, J.D., P.H.R. about their new book, The Employee Experience: How to Attract Talent, Retain Top Performers, and Drive Results. The book explores what is shaping up to be the hot HR topic of 2017—the employee experience. Mayett and Wride are chief executives at DecisionWise…. Read More»


  • This is How Successful Managers Are Keeping Their Employees Happy

    Written by: Greg Harris | January 31, 2017

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    If put on the spot, I bet anyone could name a manager who inspired or encouraged them. Would your team recognize you as one of their most successful managers? Successful managers motivate employees while also creating a stable, enjoyable working environment. With managers increasingly considering employee engagement, why is the number of engaged employees still so low?
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  • Don’t Let the Boss’s Eccentricities Drive the Employee Experience

    Written by: Matthew Wride | January 25, 2017

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    It goes without saying that an organization’s employee experience is heavily influenced by a founder and those key individuals who are at the organization’s helm. From a cultural perspective, it’s natural to adapt workplace customs to meet the needs (but mostly demands) of those who were, or are, driving the organization towards success. An organization’s customs and values, however, need to be intentional rather than reactive. Here are a few amusing stories to help illustrate how crazy life can be when the boss’s eccentricities dominate the Employee Experience.
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  • Time for a check-up? Assessing Cultural Health [Video]

    Written by: Chris Edmonds | January 24, 2017

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    Here’s Chris’ second Culture Leadership Charge video episode exclusively for Switch and Shift viewers. In these crisp, concise segments, Chris outlines proven practices for creating a purposeful, positive, productive work culture. In this episode, Chris describes five levels of organizational cultural health as detailed in his Amazon best-selling book, The Culture Engine. From worst to best, those […] Read moreRead More»


  • New Year’s Resolution: Keeping Your Employees Happy

    Written by: Christian Ralph | January 19, 2017

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    Dedicated and driven employees are a great asset to any business. Without staff, your business wouldn’t function and you’d struggle to manage daily operations single-handedly. To ensure your business maintains high levels of efficiency and productivity, you must do everything you can to ensure your employees feel engaged and appreciated for their hard work. In other words, you need to keep your employees happy…. Read More»


  • 10 Tips for Reducing Employee Stress in the New Year [Infographic]

    Written by: Switch & Shift | January 18, 2017

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    With the holiday season over, we are all likely experiencing some stress while we try to ramp up for the new year, and manage our backlog of work and our endless stream of emails. This might be a good time to think about what we can do to reduce employee stress…. Read More»


  • Five Influences Trump Will Have on the Employee Experience

    Written by: Matthew Wride | January 17, 2017

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    Whether you love him or hate him, one thing is for sure with a Trump Presidency: change will happen. Over the past few years, we have proclaimed that we have entered the “Age of the Employee.” Employees have more power and options than ever before. It may be that the Trump Administration will implement efforts to turn the tide in favor of the employer…. Read More»


  • How to Prepare for Difficult Conversations with Longtime Employees

    Written by: Zeynep Ilgaz | January 12, 2017

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    You and your longtime employees have gone through a lot together. You’ve developed a special bond as the company evolved, and you might even hang out together on the weekends. What if one of these individuals began underperforming or acting dishonestly? Would you feel uncomfortable confronting him or her about it? As evidenced by Wells Fargo’s recent scandal, company leaders of all types struggle to address this scenario. In fact, more than one-third of managers admit to shrinking away from giving direct feedback to employees when they anticipate a negative reaction. … Read More»


  • Practical Tips to Raise Up and Inspire Future Leaders – Part Two

    Written by: Dr. Karen Keller | January 11, 2017

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    In this series, I want us to take a look at the obstacles to raising up leaders, and how we can overcome them. We’ll also include some practical ways you can coach and inspire future leaders. … Read More»


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