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Archetype in focus: the People-First culture

[fa icon="calendar'] 11-Feb-2016 15:20:49 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Culture Archetypes, 6 Culture Archetypes, Diversity, empowerment, People-First, Safety Culture

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Through our 25 years of experience, we’ve observed that most current and desired cultures can be described by one or more of six cultural archetypes. This article focuses on the People-First Culture. Some other words for People-First? Empowerment, development, safety, care, relationships, and fun.

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Learn to say "no" - your culture will thank you for it

[fa icon="calendar'] 12-Jan-2016 19:56:49 / by Jerome Parisse-Brassens posted in 6 Culture Archetypes, Accountability, Communication, one-team, People-First

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Are you one of those people who are reluctant to say “no”?

 
I was recently discussing with a friend some of the changes that we have both seen in the workplace in the last 20 years. One of them was the mobile phone. I can still remember when fixed lines were the only way to contact clients. And it was fairly easy: I never used to struggle to talk to my clients over the phone – I sometimes had to leave a message but they would call back or I would call them back later myself.

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The Glassdoor top 25: What does it take to be a contender?

[fa icon="calendar'] 09-Oct-2014 19:34:07 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Engagement, Facebook, Apple, Greater-Good, Twitter, Values, Glassdoor, Google, Living the Values, People-First

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Workplace reviewers Glassdoor recently published their annual list of the Top 25 Companies for Culture and Values. Most of us know the roll call for 2014, but what are the common features?

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People-First: A culture for remarkable results

[fa icon="calendar'] 29-May-2014 12:39:01 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Simon Sinek, Culture Archetypes, Leadership, 6 Culture Archetypes, People-First, TED Talks

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“If you get the environment right, every one of us has the capacity to do remarkable things.”

 
At Walking the Talk, we work with six archetypes: Achievement, Customer-Centric, Innovation, One-Team, Greater-Good and People-First. It’s People-First that consistently polarises most executives.

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How to use culture to improve engagement...and more

[fa icon="calendar'] 23-Oct-2010 20:24:39 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Engagement, Managing culture, People-First

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Employee engagement is now a metric measured annually in many corporations.  
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