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We are engaged, can't you see?

[fa icon="calendar'] 17-Aug-2018 08:00:00 / by May Lee posted in Engagement, Behaviour, Managing behaviours, Be Do Have

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Do you know why you measure Engagement?

At our recent culture clinic, we asked a room of 50 professionals “How many measure Engagement?” nearly all hands were raised.  Then we asked “Who here measures Culture?”, only ten hands remained.  Our final question sealed the deal, “Who measures both Engagement and Culture?” more hands went down.  Of all the people in the room, only three people measured both Engagement and Culture.   

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Global or local culture plan?

[fa icon="calendar'] 06-Aug-2018 06:10:00 / by Jerome Parisse-Brassens posted in Leadership, Jerome Parisse-Brassens, Culture planning, Managing culture

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When helping businesses develop healthy, fit-for-purpose cultures, I often get asked whether the organisation should develop a “top-down” global culture plan or let local entities develop their own plans. My answer? It depends. 

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Engagement "obsession" hampering workplace culture efforts

[fa icon="calendar'] 01-Aug-2018 14:39:47 / by Walking the Talk posted in Engagement, Team culture, Measuring culture, Rosemarie Dentesano, Culture change

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When employers are too focused on measuring employee engagement, deliberate workplace culture strategies tend to fall by the wayside.

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How culture improves team management

[fa icon="calendar'] 26-Jul-2018 05:19:00 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Team culture, One-Team, Leadership team, Leading culture, Carolyn Taylor

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In Europe, there's a lot of valuable focus on "talent management". Yesterday I asked a client for his definition of talent management, and he said "hiring and developing the best people". He also told me that one of the big strategy consultancies had been making presentations in his organisation that talent management was the key, and with this, culture would take care of itself.

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How to build a culture plan

[fa icon="calendar'] 10-Jul-2018 06:15:00 / by Jerome Parisse-Brassens posted in Culture planning, Jerome Parisse-Brassens, Transformation, Leading culture, Leadership, Culture change, Change

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 Building a culture plan sits at the core of how you transform organisational cultures. Without a plan, it’s like shooting in the dark: you sort of know where you want to go, but you have no idea how to get there. Most organisations are familiar with building annual plans for infrastructure, IT, people, strategy and operations. However, when it comes to culture, few businesses are used to develop effective plans.

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