Corporate Culture Archive

5 Approaches to Close your Leadership Gender Gap

Close your Leadership Gender Gap Intel recently announced it will spend $300 million to increase its population of women and minorities. That’s a lot of money—“Why not simply spend it on focused hiring?” as one CEO recently said to me. He is generally considered an enlightened leader, so I was surprised that he thought that

Increasing Morale for Operational Change in 6 ways

During large change programs, particularly if the employees are moving from a “good way of working” in which they feel comfortable and happy, there is likely going to be morale issues.  Even though the organizations leadership knows the new way of working will be “great” it undoubtedly will create morale challenges.  This is where having

Design Thinking and Organizational Change Management

If you haven’t yet had a chance to learn about Design Thinking, you certainly should.  It’s not one of those new trendy fad approaches to solving world and corporate problems, but rather a systematic approach to harnessing empathy as a means for understanding the individual experience and need.  In my world, I deal a lot

Split HR. Think progressively.

Earlier this month I read an article from Ram Charan regarding how it is time to split HR.  You can read the original article here, http://hbr.org/2014/07/its-time-to-split-hr.  Firstly, I must say that I cannot agree more with the article.  I cannot say that it’s innovative or ground breaking but nonetheless, Ram needed to say it particularly to

Different Levels of Change and their Complexities

We all know the transition of change can be very difficult.  In my experience there are varying complexities in the type of change.  The less tangible the change, the more difficult it can be to manage.  Below is my representation of how “complex change” has a direct relationship with the “type of change”.  One can imagine

Changing Culture – Organizations want a new one more than you think…

We know culture dominates the operational and functional aspects of an organization.  Culture does eat strategy for breakfast or lunch or dinner or perhaps an all-day buffet.  Regardless of what type of meal culture eats, there still remains the fact that organizations today face harder than ever hurdles of transforming their workplaces into collaborative and

List your Business Objectives before Deploying Social Enterprise and Collaboration Software

I have seen time and time again that I.T leaders and other Business Executives who are always wanting to play with new toys will take trending technologies and simply throw them into their enterprise.  Enterprise Social Networking tools like Jive, Saba, SharePoint (yes it can be social), Tibbr, Lync, SocialCast, Chatter, SocialEdge etc (the list

Communications Approach within Chinese Culture

Here are a few pointers for you to remember when engaging individuals in China.  It does not follow a traditional Western Organizational Change Management approach since culture is vastly different. China How it’s different than Western cultures Communications should be directed to the leadership who originated the change and their executive peers who are also

10 Steps to great Collaboration Engagement by Managing your Stakeholders

Getting great collaboration engagement within your organization starts with the individual which then boils up to the organization.  To have excellent engagement using an enterprise social media platform or collaboration platform equally needs focused attention at an individual level.  We often see CIO’s throwing technology to larger parts of an organization and expecting them to

Baby Boomers fall short vs Younger Workers and Social Media

Here’s an interesting statistic by Kelly Services, 51% of employees thought social networking solutions at work disrupt the workplace and of the 51%, 57% believe it can cause personal problems with the job.  Could this be because of the organizational culture that alienates communal thinking and collaboration across silos?  In the same survey, 10% of