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Culture Change: Reads of the week 30.03

[fa icon="calendar"] 30-Mar-2017 16:59:03 / by John Hodges

In this week’s Culture Change blog, we learn about the danger of blame cultures, what is truly shaping your culture in the day-to-day,  and much more...


The Unseen Force That’s Shaping Your Culture Every Day

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In her latest article for Culture University, Walking the Talk CEO shares insights on the silent power within your organization that’s quietly moulding the patterns of everyday behaviour. These behaviours determine your culture and ultimately how your business performs. Find out how you can harness them for good.


The 1 Thing All Great Bosses Think About During Job Interviews


Leaders influence the beliefs and values, as well as the feelings of their people. But having people within your organisation that are unwilling or change or whose have no desire or motivation to do things differently will hold back even the most talented leaders. One way to prevent this is for both the leadership team and HR to take their time during the recruitment process, to ensure that new hires are hired based on their culture outlook and their values This article shares how to get this right, both for the organisation and for the candidates themselves.



Fear and blame culture in public sector, ombudsman says

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No matter what sector or industry an organisation is in, a blame culture is extremely damaging. By tolerating this kind of behaviour, leaders are ensuring that lessons are not learnt, mistakes are repeated and responsibility is avoided. This makes culture change almost impossible. As Walking the Talk CEO Carolyn Taylor shares in this piece, “What you tolerate will always become the lowest common denominator in your organization. It will determine the culture you create around you. Tolerate mediocrity–or worse–and that is what you will end up with.”


How An Authentic 'Thank You' Can Change Your Workplace Culture


We are all more open and willing when we feel that we are valued by those around us – this is certainly true in the workplace. Fortunately, it’s easy for leaders to show that they value employees, and little things such as a simple “thank you” can make all the difference. Research undertaken by the University of Pennsylvania shows that thanking employees increases productivity – in their experiment this was by as much as 50%!



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