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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, Carolyn Taylor, Greater-Good, Values, Glassdoor, People-First, Brands

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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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Stop trying to be Zappos and find your own path

[fa icon="calendar'] 17-Feb-2014 10:45:48 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Carolyn Taylor, Customer-Centric, Corporate culture, Culture planning, Brands

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Were we surprised to discover that Zappos are doing away with managers and implementing 'holacracy?' I wasn't.

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The culture of more: becoming a values-led company

[fa icon="calendar'] 01-Jul-2013 14:40:21 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Carolyn Taylor, Leadership, Corporate culture, Values, Brands

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What does it mean to be values-led?

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How Google fosters innovation

[fa icon="calendar'] 05-Jul-2010 13:15:09 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Videos, Behaviour, Symbols, Innovation, Systems, Brands

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If you want to build a culture of innovation, watch how the best do it. 

Douglas Merrill, CIO of Google describes some of the behaviors, symbols and systems of his company. Watch his passion and his curiosity, features of innovative cultures.  See how clear he is about the beliefs and principles that underpin his company. How could you help people like Douglas thrive in your organisation?

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Zappos: Customer-Centric organisational culture

[fa icon="calendar'] 26-Mar-2010 00:38:46 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Carolyn Taylor, Customer-Centric, Brands

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Zappos, a successful US-based online retailer, openly discuss their organisational culture journey. 
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