generational shift

Mentoring and Training: Managing the Generational Shift in Today’s Workforce

We’re now making workforce history as Millennials have become the dominant demographic in the US, outnumbering Baby Boomers 80 million to 76 million. There is a resulting generational shift in the workforce currently underway, and gathering steam. However, as Baby Boomers delay retirement in increasing numbers, friction is occurring as growing numbers of Millennials enter the workforce and find themselves at odds with their Boomer managers and Gen X counterparts. In some cases, they’re competing for the same positions, bringing a different point of view and different work ethic with them…. Read More»

culture success

The Missing Link in Culture Success: An Interview with Dr. Robert A. Cooke

According to Dr. Robert Cooke, CEO of Human Synergistics and Associate Professor Emeritus of Management at the University of Illinois at Chicago, “The organization as a whole, including all departments, teams, and individuals within it—and really, almost every outcome relevant to them—is impacted by culture and climate.”… Read More»

drama-based culture

Ten Secrets for Eliminating a Drama-Based Culture

Zero tolerance for drama doesn’t work. In fact, it might be one of the most obvious signs of a drama-based culture because it reflects a misunderstanding of the purpose of conflict. Drama is what happens when people struggle against themselves or each other, with or without awareness, to feel justified about their harmful behavior…. Read More»

office environment

Seven Simple Ways to Create a Kinder Office Environment

Kindness seems to be scarce these days. So much so, that a whopping 76 percent of respondents in a recent poll said the world is a less kind place than it was 10 to 20 years ago. This lack of kindness is prevalent in both our personal and professional lives. It’s especially pervasive in an office environment, where everyone is on a deadline, stressed about projects, and looking toward their next promotion. When we’re so focused on ourselves, it’s hard to be kind to one another…. Read More»

cultural health

Time for a check-up? Assessing Cultural Health [Video]

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»

employee experience

Five Influences Trump Will Have on the Employee Experience

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»

change management

Change Management: Resistance to Change is a Myth!

The CEO was clearly exasperated. The HR director was reporting on the slowness of integrating two cultures from a recent acquisition. The change management consultant was pleading for leader patience. “Hell, I can’t afford to be patient,” barked the CEO. “I know people resist change, but they better get on board fast or we won’t […] Read moreRead More»

entrepreneurial culture

12 Entrepreneurial Culture Elements That Should Be Integrated Into Corporate Culture

Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. Twelve entrepreneurs share which elements of their entrepreneurial culture they would insist on taking with them to a corporate job if they were to give up their position…. Read More»

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