Tag Archives: corporate culture
Is it just me, or does email make it easier for someone to be rude? I’m not talking about the “Oh, I didn’t get your email” dodge, or the terse “OK” response. I’m talking about full-on, flat-out rudeness. Case in … Continue reading
The best, most effective employee communications messages, products and processes are those that reflect the organization’s culture.
Regardless of your company’s culture, I believe there are best practices from the Zappos Family All-hands meeting that can be applied to your workplace. All you need to do is tap into your company’s culture and find ways to replicate your culture in the tone and content of your meetings.
To fix a culture, you have to start from within and assess every aspect of your company: people, processes, products and public image. What’s more, you have to be committed to taking bold actions to address any aspect that is out of sync.
For several decades now, business school graduates have spent countless hours crafting far-reaching, aspirational vision statements to guide their company’s growth and expansion. But the language of traditional vision statements, with phrases such as “best in class,” “global,” “industry-leading” and “superior products and services” seem archaic to today’s workforce. Continue reading
Chances are, most employees are keeping their head down and praying that they survive the next round of layoffs.
It’s time to break this cycle of fear and negativity, time to re-energize the workforce and get them focused on their role getting the company back on track and into the black. Continue reading
The content of your employee publication, whether it is a printed monthly magazine (and I’m sure those have been slashed in the current economic environment), a bi-weekly email compendium, or a daily intranet homepage, reflects the role you expect your employees to play in the company’s success. Continue reading
Employee communication is just one component of cultural change and change management. In order to be successful, cultural change must be approached holistically, driven by senior leaders, reinforced by the management layer and sustained by a system of recognition and rewards to drive the new behaviors. Continue reading
Companies that truly value their employees demonstrate their high regard by treating their employees like adults, like valued business partners. Continue reading