Poor Management Dramatically Reduces Engagement

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Poor management dramatically reduces engagement but the nouveau “no management” philosophy, known as holacracy, destroys engagement.

Zappos may have discovered that employees need managers after all, according to writers, J. Brandon Rigoni and Bailey Nelson at the Gallup Business Journal, (February, 2016). The online shoe and clothing retailer’s holacracy management system doesn’t appear to be working. According to a recent New York Times article, (January, 2016), Zappos continues to “hemorrhage employees” as a result of the companywide implementation of holacracy.

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Inclusive Culture Requires Courage, Curiosity and Collaboration

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“The best places to work are those that foster an inclusive culture – one where differences are celebrated and our people can be themselves and feel at home.” This was recently tweeted by Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, which comprises more than 400 companies.

Branson passionately believes in balance and equality in the workplace because he knows it drives better business performance. At Virgin, they recognize that a culture that brings together a group of people who mirror the ...

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Three Leadership Keys to Sustainability

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Leadership is complex and exponentially evolving. There are many rules but there is no guarantee that they all work or whether one will work in circumstance A but not B. However, you cannot afford to negate the so-called rules of leadership – or can you?

In discussions about the qualities of great leaders, there are three elements that are often overlooked as you determine success in one’s personal life, success in one’s management of others and success in creating a sustainable ...

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Improve Culture – Reduce Disengagement

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Here’s something they’ll probably never teach you in business school: The single biggest decision you make in your job — bigger than all of the rest — is who you name manager. When you name the wrong person manager, nothing fixes that bad decision. Not compensation, not benefits — nothing, stated Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO, in Gallup’s 2015 research State of the American Workplace. He further noted that these managers from hell are creating active disengagement, costing the ...

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The Corporate Soul needs to be People-Oriented

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The corporate soul is alive and well in the 21st Century – or is it?

The corporate culture or soul of a naked organization made it to number one challenge in the business community according to Global Human Capital Trends 2015, Deloitte University.

Edging out leadership as the number challenge (2014), it is clear that understanding your organization’s culture or soul is key because of the direct impact it has on employee engagement and empowerment, both of which impact productivity and profitability.

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