Category Archives: Culture

Coping Strategies for the 24/7 Workplace

May 28, 2016   

Today, more and more workers are expected to be on-call 24/7 either to respond to co-workers and business associates in other time zones around world or simply to demonstrate their full commitment to their job and employer. A new study published in the June 2016 Harvard Business Review reports that while workers are adopting various […]

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Are Employee Uniforms Passé?

May 25, 2016   

While some uniforms have always been issued (e.g., consider the sharp flight attendant uniforms that still exist to this day), other uniforms have simply been assumed (e.g., the blue suits that are still worn by most Wall Street bankers). There is no question, however, that over time, both the uniform and explicit and implied dress […]

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Facebook’s Troubles Just Got Bigger

May 18, 2016   

You’ve already heard the news–Facebook is on the hot seat for admitting that its trending news is not simply a reflection of an algorithm but also subject to tampering by its human newsroom editors. Worse yet, the allegations suggest that Facebook’s human newsroom editors have been intentionally suppressing right-wing news stories about Paul Rand, Donald […]

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Can Board Diversity Change an Organization?

May 17, 2016   

As diversity questions continue to dominate the high-tech sector, Twitter has appointed a new board member to help change its profile. On Monday, Debra Lee, chairman and chief executive of BET Networks, announced that she was joining the board. The 61 year old is a well-known African American media business figure who has overseen the […]

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2016’s Top Talent Management Priority

May 16, 2016   

Deloitte’s recently released study found that in 2016, the top priority for talent managers is organization design. As the study reports: After three years of struggling to drive employee engagement and retention, improve leadership, and build a meaningful culture, executives see a need to redesign the organization itself, with 92 percent of survey participants rating […]

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Exploring Holacracy in the Workplace

April 4, 2016   

We’ve talked about Zappos and their unique approach to talent management and corporate culture in the past, and lately, they’ve been making headlines for another aspect of their employment structure: the implementation of a holacracy.

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Is a Virtual Internship a Good Idea for Your Business?

March 18, 2016   

What is a Virtual Internship? If you’re a forward-thinking company who’s always looking for new and interesting components to add to your talent management strategy, why not a virtual internship?

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Software to Excite Millennials At Your Next Meeting or Corporate Event

March 12, 2016   

The Millennial View of Meetings Millennials don’t inherently hate meetings. In fact, quite the opposite might be true. We’re trained to believe Millennials shun anything seen as traditional in the workplace, but that’s not the reality. Millennials may embrace the idea of meetings more than older generations, particularly when they provide opportunities for human, face-to-face […]

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What All Businesses Can Learn From The HubSpot Culture Code

February 14, 2016   

An Overview of HubSpot Hubspot, based in Cambridge, MA., is a company that delivers and sells inbound marketing software. Founded by Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016, the company earned $100 million in funding at its launch from companies like Scale Venture Partners, Salesforce, and Fidelity. The company […]

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Innovation in the Workplace, Part 2: Organizational Culture

January 27, 2016   

In my last article about innovation, I briefly mentioned what people need in order to be more consistently innovative: They need curiosity, the ability and room to ask great questions, space for experimenting (using the scientific method), a safe environment in which to fail, time to reflect and imagine, room for collaborative relationships, and time […]

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