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Organizational Health

#CultureAteMyStrategy : You Can’t Hide a Bad Workplace Culture

Today oppressive policies, workplace harassment, misbehaved executives will be exposed overnight by employees on social media and amplified by an eager media.

What Really Drives Employee Engagement

Show Me the Money Isn’t Where it’s at Top leaders are shocked when talented employees jump ship. Working with more than 33,000 organizations over the last decade, we’ve seen this reaction before. Leaders left scratching their heads, curiously thinking: but we paid them far above the industry average. Why on earth would they choose to […]

Is There a Place for Fun at Work?

Celebrating National Fun at Work Day National Fun at Work Day on January 28 is the perfect time to think about the role fun plays in the workplace. Your organization—as well as your employees—can benefit from more of it. For starters, a fun workplace can be an indication of an engaged workplace. Fun encourages presence, […]

It’s Time to Listen: The Key to Employee Engagement Part IV

Lee, the “Reluctant CEO’s” trusted lieutenant, had contacted me six weeks earlier to defend his boss and object to my conclusion that their company’s poor performance was directly related to the organization’s poor employee engagement scores. I asked, “If you dramatically cut the salaries of your employees—or even stopped paying them altogether—would any of them […]

It’s Time to Listen: The Key to Engaging Employees Part III

The call was from one of the “Reluctant CEO’s” trusted lieutenants who had been asked by his boss to contact me. “I don’t get it, Dan,” he said. “Our CEO is a great guy. I know dozens of people here who would walk on hot coals for him. Sure, he can be loud and demanding. […]