Category: Culture

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Blind Optimist

Do you have a Blind Optimist at work? The kind of person who sees good in everything, no matter what the situation? That ever so cheery person who never seems to be living in reality? A little ray of sunshine in the workplace is good right? The sprinkler alarms could be raining water down on…

Walkaway strollers or web browsers in the workplace

Walkway Strollers (or Web Browsers)

Do you have a Walkway Stroller/Web Browser at your office? You may recognise the type: Characteristics: Highly mobile around the office complex and loves peeping into others’ cubicle (workstation) finding out how others are managing their work and life. This behaviour may manifest itself virtually. The walkway stroller may not cruise the actual hallways, they…

Enabling Innovation with the Help of Personality Trait Assessments

Enabling Innovation with the Help of Personality Trait Assessments

Innovation, Innovation, Innovation. It is hard to read a newspaper or business journal without finding an article on innovation or a reference to how companies must innovate to stay competitive. But the question that few articles address is how does a company become innovative or foster a culture of innovation? Most will agree that people…

When Stress Turns Normally Stable Employees into Raving Lunatics

When Stress Turns Normally Stable Employees into Raving Lunatics

Everyone has their limits, however, some people reach them much more quickly than others. When employees are stressed, they often behave in ways that are quite unlike them under normal circumstances. They may act out in ways that are puzzling to their co-workers and make themselves literally sick with stress and pressure. Later, they may…

Manager-Employee Fit: A Match Made in Heaven or Hell?

Think back to the first manager you had in your own career… was this person a good match for you? Did he/she take time to get to know you as an individual and then train, mentor, and support you? Did he/she give you feedback, correct your performance when this was needed in a fair but…

Assessing culture fit is this even possible

Assessing Culture-Fit: Is This Even Possible?

High performing organisations can be quite obsessive about their CULTURE as both a market differentiator and as a guiding force for decision-making. These organisations tend to be extremely careful to bring new people in who match the culture well. By ‘culture”, we can use this definition: “the organisation’s vital Purpose, its distinctive and enduring Philosophy…

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Beyond Hungry, Humble, and Smart

Ideal Team-players In 2016 Patrick Lencioni brought out the follow-up book to his The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, “The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues” [1]. Ideal team players, as Lencioni describes them, are Hungry, Humble and (emotionally) Smart – these are his “3 Virtues.” It is rare for people with only…

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Is Your Company Culture Holding Back Your Business Success?

What It Is Company Culture and why does it matter? The term company culture or corporate culture is defined by the Cambridge Dictionary as “the beliefs and ideas that a company has and the way in which they affect how it does business and how its employees behave”. In very simple terms “it’s the way…