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In a World of Chaos, a Meaningful Culture Rules

In a World of Chaos, a Meaningful Culture Rules

Why do you need a meaningful culture for your organization? Your brand operates in a messy world. One that’s well beyond its control. Buffeted by random, surprising, and disturbing trends, incidents, and influences. Inspired by sudden, amazing, and lucrative opportunities. Distracted, confused, and tired out by the hyperactivity that surrounds it. Empowered by the need, desire, and passion that activity creates. When you use your brand to cultivate a meaningful culture within your organization, you create new energy, strength, and agility. You unify your people around bold ideas,...
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Meaningful Workplace: Forge a Meaningful Employee Alliance

Meaningful Workplace: Forge a Meaningful Employee Alliance

Last in our Meaningful Workplace Series: Forge a Meaningful Employee Alliance  “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi The focus in the development of a Meaningful Workplace really needs be on self-discovery and self-identification. It’s about helping employees to be aware of, to identify with, and to connect to the ambitions, feelings, and behaviors the business seeks in its workplace. The efforts to build a Meaningful Workplace must not result in dictates, mandates, or rulebooks. There...
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Meaningful Workplace: Master Plans Create Employee Alliance

Meaningful Workplace: Master Plans Create Employee Alliance

Creating employee alliance Seventh in a series. A Meaningful Workplace is built from the company’s master plan – a strategic platform used exclusively by senior management – that defines the three core elements of ambition (purpose), feelings (values), and behavior (building a culture). This master plan drives all subsequent activities, which include: Macro Plans – how the business itself will be evolved; Group Plans – how groups of employees will be engaged; Solo Plans – how individual employees will be personally engaged. Building something great and enduring Macro Planning puts the...
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Using Values to Build Engagement and a Meaningful Workplace

Using Values to Build Engagement and a Meaningful Workplace

Fifth in a series. “People may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou The goal of employee engagement is to drive employee attitudes, behavior, morality, and ethics in such a way as to improve their productivity, morale, satisfaction, and usefulness within the organization. However, many companies have struggled with converting their proclaimed values into compelling, work-changing experiences for their employees. Often, the problems have been that the values are typically expressed with meaning-neutral (if...
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The Meaningful Workplace: It Takes New Ways of Thinking, and Acting

The Meaningful Workplace: It Takes New Ways of Thinking, and Acting

The Meaningful Workplace is the fourth in a series.  How do you build an workplace where people are willing to bring their gifts of initiative, creativity, and passion?” – Gary Hamel You can’t build a workplace that is meaningful to people using the old mentality and outdated tools. Old techniques are no good if they have rendered your current workplace meaning-neutral or, at worst, meaningless. To forge meaningful alliances with meaning-seeking employees requires new ways of thinking and acting. Familiar business constructs that have formed the foundation of employer/employee relations are...
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