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How To Create The Foundation For A Culture Of Collaboration

How To Create The Foundation For A Culture Of Collaboration

Posted on July 7, 2018 By Culture-Strategy Fit { }

By engaging employees through collaboration, you can invigorate your company and dramatically increase productivity and employee satisfaction. This can help employees thrive in an ever-changing, diverse workplace. As organizations grow, however, collaboration becomes more and more difficult. Unfortunately, many senior leaders view collaboration as a skill that is best applied on selected projects, rather than […]

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The Most Important Rules Of Hiring Good People

The Most Important Rules Of Hiring Good People

Posted on June 28, 2018 By Culture-Strategy Fit { }

You can’t overstate the value of hiring good people. If companies are like living organisms, then individual employees, like individual cells, can have a tremendous impact on the overall well-being of the organization. Bad employees are cancer. They not only have a negative direct impact, but their influence spreads. Because if they manage to stick […]

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5 Habits CEOs Need To Do To Cultivate A Healthy Company Culture

5 Habits CEOs Need To Cultivate A Healthy Company Culture

Posted on June 25, 2018 By Culture-Strategy Fit { }

CEOs sometimes make the mistake of trying to delegate the creation and cultivation of their company’s culture. This is a mistake tantamount to a Cardiothoracic surgeon delegating a heart transplant. It’s too difficult and important of a job for anyone other than the CEO to handle. Here’s our guide to the 5 habits CEOs need […]

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The Future Impact Of AI Corporate Culture

The Future Impact Of AI On Corporate Culture

Posted on June 22, 2018 By Culture-Strategy Fit { }

Machine learning has proliferated the business world and penetrated nearly every sector of every industry over the past decade, from healthcare and education to consumer goods and manufacturing. And with machine learning comes the promise of artificial intelligence (AI) and a potential future that many executives find difficult to imagine. That’s not necessarily a bad […]

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How Improve Your Company’s Culture In 6 Simple Steps

Posted on June 18, 2018 By Culture-Strategy Fit { }

You can’t overestimate the importance of your company’s culture. The problem for companies with a bad culture, however, is that it’s a very difficult thing to change. Here are 6 simple ways to dramatically improve your company’s culture. Articulate Your Company’s Vision A company’s leaders must clearly understand its vision before staff can see how […]

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Why Do Employees Leave Companies With Great Cultures

Why Employees Leave Companies With Great Cultures

Posted on June 8, 2018 By Culture-Strategy Fit { }

Corporate culture is one of those topics that has recently floated down from the business world’s ethereal zeitgeist to finally take its rightful place among other equally-important strategic issues in practical, real-world company conversations. Today, however, many C-level executives have found themselves wondering, “Why do employees leave companies with great company cultures?” A company’s culture […]

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The Importance Of Corporate Culture

The Importance Of Culture In M&A

Posted on June 8, 2018 By Culture-Strategy Fit { }

Failure to address corporate culture is the key barrier in up to 85 percent of failed M&A transactions. Similarly, more than half of the respondents in a recent survey by IntraLinks said that corporate culture is the most important factor leading to deal success. These examples demonstrate that problems arise when two companies merge but […]

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The Chocolate Factory Culture Change Simulation

Posted on June 3, 2018 By Culture-Strategy Fit { }

Companies today more than ever are faced with rapidly changing environments – new competitors, evolving customer expectations, changing demographics, emerging technology – all of which are working together to create more and more pressure on results.  Many companies are discovering that their successful playbooks of the past are no longer working resulting in changes to […]

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How C-Suite Executives Can Begin to Change Their Company's Culture Today

How You Can Improve Your Company’s Culture Today

Posted on April 12, 2018 By Culture-Strategy Fit { }

Over the past decade, the business world has finally come around to acknowledging the importance of company culture. Businesses of all sizes are placing a premium on how their employees, managers, and executives communicate and experience their work. More importantly, businesses are examining how to improve this communication and culture. Many companies, however, still fail […]

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The Business World’s Strongest Corporate Cultures

Posted on April 5, 2018 By Culture-Strategy Fit { }

Your company’s culture is more than just your mission statement. It’s who you are, what you stand for, and, most importantly, why you do what you do. Every company, both big and small, has a culture. Some do it better than others. Here are five examples of brands with a positive company culture to show […]

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where to next for the CEO and company culture

Where to Next for the CEO & Culture?

Posted on February 27, 2018 By Culture-Strategy Fit { }

A recent article in BOF, How Gucci’s Company Culture Fuels Business Success, about how the CEO of the company, Marco Bizzarri, has used culture to drive an impressive business turnaround speaks clearly to what every CEO needs to be doing about culture in 2018. Every CEO needs to be wading deeply into their company’s culture […]

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Where to Next for the CHRO & Culture? 5 Things Every CHRO Should be Doing in 2018

Posted on January 15, 2018 By Culture-Strategy Fit { }

The new year brings with it a time to reflect on what’s ahead and what we need to accomplish. For CHRO’s and other HR leaders, this will be a tough year. Not only is the external environment more competitive, dynamic, and complex, but inappropriate or disrespectful behavior and inequitable practices are less and less acceptable. […]

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Additional Problems with the Use of Benchmarks

Additional Problems with the Use of Benchmarks

Posted on June 22, 2017 By Culture-Strategy Fit { }

This is the third and final part of our series about why companies should be careful with benchmarks. Effective Cultures are Contextually Appropriate An organization’s performance is affected by the extent its culture is contextually appropriate and aligned to strategy. A contextually appropriate culture acknowledges the importance of industry, but also reflects market dynamics, societal […]

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The Problem with Industry Benchmarks

The Problem with Industry Benchmarks

Posted on June 22, 2017 By Culture-Strategy Fit { }

The bottom-line is benchmarks and benchmarking, while not necessary, can be helpful when used as a starting point for a deeper exploration of culture and its implications for strategy and performance. Specifically, a framework of culture attributes provides a common language and structure. This allows people to share perspectives and make explicit the underlying beliefs, […]

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Culture Benchmarks- A Dangerous Practice

Culture Benchmarks: A Dangerous Practice

Posted on June 15, 2017 By Culture-Strategy Fit { }

While many culture survey providers use industry benchmarks, this is a dangerous practice that can cause leaders to make decisions based on incomplete or misleading information. The premise behind benchmarks is that there is such a thing as the best or right culture (good versus bad) which simply is not true. A more appropriate and […]

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Strategies for Shaping Culture Part 3

Strategies for Shaping Culture Part 3

Posted on June 8, 2017 By Culture-Strategy Fit { }

In our prior two Strategies for Shaping Culture blogs we discussed three strategies that lay the foundation for shaping culture for future success and two strategies that accelerate it. This leaves the question of how to sustain changes to culture so that early attempts don’t fizzle out. This blog discusses six ways to support, embed […]

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Strategies for Shaping Culture Part 2

Strategies for Shaping Culture Part 2

Posted on June 1, 2017 By Culture-Strategy Fit { }

In our previous blog we talked about three strategies to start the process of shaping culture proactively to deliver strategy and goals. The first strategy, Create a Future Focus described the need to paint a picture of the future culture and how it will support longer term success. The second strategy, Assess Your Culture, described […]

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3 Strategies for Shaping Culture

3 Strategies for Shaping Culture

Posted on May 30, 2017 By Culture-Strategy Fit { }

Building on culture strengths and making the culture changes required to execute strategy and achieve an organization’s goals are complex tasks. This demands the ownership, action, and accountability of business leaders in partnership with Human Resources. Culture is ‘sticky’ so focusing on one approach such as communication or leadership workshops is rarely sufficient to sustain […]

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Increase Effectiveness of M&A Integration

Increase Effectiveness of M&A Integration

Posted on May 23, 2017 By Culture-Strategy Fit { }

Statistically speaking, more than half of all mergers lose value for their combined companies. We will let MBAs ruminate on their case studies, because we know the reason why so many mergers are not as successful as they should be; there is a culture clash. According to a study by Marsh Mercer Kroll, 50% of […]

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