Category: Culture

With the pace and complexity of business, accountability is getting a lot of attention in organizations today. Put simply, accountability is being responsible for doing what you say you will do. It’s keeping your promises. As leaders, we like to say we hold others accountable, or we have people holding us accountable. But this is...
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Most people in management are handed their team when they are promoted or assigned a new organization. They get what they get but have the freedom to make the team their own. While this may seem like a finite process the reality is it is a never-ending one. Statistics will tell you that some of...
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Life today presents us with so many different environments and situations. On a daily basis we pass judgments and take actions that help us navigate through our business, personal, political, and religious lives. We are continuously confronted with unprecedented amounts of information that can influence our decision making process. While this is good in so...
excessive meetings
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We all have been in the position of trying to schedule a meeting with someone and because of their unviability can’t meet with them any sooner than four weeks out. Sure, people are busy with lots of added responsibility but meetings are a necessity as they are an effective tool for communication.  However, they can...
reward prevention
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Killing Alligators. Putting out fires. These are common phrases used in business to describe a person’s workday. They sound macho, very accomplishing, and self-important. They denote a day spent fixing problems and resolving issues, but they are also a sure sign of an individual that works in an organization that rewards heroism. In these organizations...
dynamics of employment
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Employment – A simple contract between an employer and an employee. The employee agrees to perform some set of activities and in return the employer agrees to compensate them for doing so. Sounds pretty simple . . . right? That’s because we haven’t considered the dynamics generated by job security, an employee’s desires, and the...
drama in organizations
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The popularity of TV shows that have lots of drama is ever present. People get hooked on the characters and their overly dramatic behavior. The drama is woven into story lines adding many surprises and cliff hangers to the plot of the show, bringing people back week after week. While drama is good for TV...
galaxy
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All organizations have grand visions of how they want to be seen. It always involves customers, employees, and the organization as a whole. They want customers to feel appreciated and completely satisfied with the level of customer service received, employees that are empowered to take initiative and add value in everything they do, and be...