How to Offer Truly Remote Work

How to Offer Truly Remote Work

If it seems like more people are working from home these days, they are.

Every year the organization I work for, FlexJobs, researches the state of remote work. Our 2017 State of Telecommuting in the U.S. Employee Workforce report shows … Read more

How to Fix a Toxic Workplace Culture

How to Fix a Toxic Workplace Culture

We’ve all worked in toxic cultures. You know the signs: team members are afraid of speaking up, there’s an abundance of rules and hierarchy, communications flows in one direction – from the top-down, and silos are standard.

Toxic cultures have … Read more

What Traveling Abroad Reminded Me About Improving Corporate Culture

What Traveling Abroad Reminded Me About Improving Corporate Culture

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

This past winter break, my wife and I decided to travel to Italy for seven days. I almost couldn’t do it.

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How to Build an Inclusive Culture at Work

How to Build an Inclusive Culture at Work

Raise your hand if “diversity” or “inclusion” are buzzwords at your organization.

Almost every HR and business leader we talk to is focused on D&I. But “diversity” (regardless of whether you’re talking about a workforce that’s more diverse in terms … Read more

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One Way to Improve Productivity: Focus on Wellness

The mental calm of yoga may seem out of place in the bustling world of organizational leadership, but author Tarra Mitchell says yoga is just what leaders need —a break from the action so they can focus on refreshing themselves … Read more

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The Top 4 Reasons Culture Change Initiatives Fail

When I started corporate culture shaping 40 years ago, the term “corporate culture” was not the buzzword it is now.

After graduating from UCLA, I started a process improvement consulting firm and I quickly discovered that it was easier to … Read more

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Share the Score to Truly Engage Your Employees

Today, I want to talk employee engagement, what it really looks like, and why a scorecard is such an important part of the engagement process. Employee engagement has received considerable attention in the past few years, particularly because research shows … Read more

4 Reasons On-Site Fitness Centers Have Become Key Recruiting Tools in the Struggle for Talent

4 Reasons On-Site Fitness Centers Have Become Key Recruiting Tools in the Struggle for Talent

It’s no secret: Today’s employers are struggling to recruit top talent. Current government statistics tell us the U.S. employment rate was 4.1 percent in November. That’s down by more than half from its peak of 10.2 percent in October … Read more

Are You Living an Accidental Life?

Are You Living an Accidental Life?

By nature of having both a seven and nine-year-old living under the same roof as me, I get the privilege of arbitrating many disputes.

“She hit me!” cries the young one. Or, “He knocked me down!” says the other.

When … Read more

5 Proven Ways to Make Employees Never Want to Leave

5 Proven Ways to Make Employees Never Want to Leave

Recruiting the right employees is a time-consuming and important process. Hiring the right people is critical to the organization achieving its goals. But what happens when a new hire shows up for work? How can you make sure your star … Read more

Servant Leadership: Real Accountability Is Investing in People’s Lives

Servant Leadership: Real Accountability Is Investing in People’s Lives

In business, accountability is often viewed as meeting quarterly goals, and other activities designed to maximize returns for stakeholders and shareholders. But there is another, deeper view of business accountability. It’s when you look at yourself in the mirror in … Read more