Category - Business

Losing Faith In Company Culture – How Google Lost Its Way

Posted on January 2, 2019 By Dr. Nancie Evans { no comments }

Google was once the beacon for how a company should operate. Thoughts of Google’s culture often included things like innovation, risk-taking, and a fun, people-oriented place to work. Today, however, long-time employees are losing faith in the company, believing that Google has lost its soul with exponential growth. According to Steven Yegge, a former Google […]

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company core values

From Innovation to Stagnation: Has Apple Forgotten Its Core Values

Posted on December 27, 2018 By Dr. Nancie Evans { no comments }

Once a leader in technological advancement, it seems today that Apple is in a corporate downturn. Where innovation was once rampant, now it seems to have turned to stagnation. What has caused this change in conditions for the industry-giant? Has Apple forgotten its core values? Apple’s Woes Apple used to be the brand associated most […]

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company culture

Managing Company Culture in a Growing Brand

Posted on December 4, 2018 By Dr. Nancie Evans { no comments }

The goal of any brand is to experience continual growth. But, how does this expansion affect the inner workings of the brand and the company itself? How can you make sure that your company’s culture, or ethos, can survive rapid growth? Or can you? Fortunately, there are steps you can take to ensure your culture […]

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employee churn

How To Reduce Employee Churn

Posted on September 20, 2018 By Dr. Nancie Evans { no comments }

Employee churn (or turnover, as it is also known) is something that almost every business experiences. When employees leave, it can be costly for your business. It takes time and money to find and train replacements, and it can take a while for new people to fully get the hang of things. That’s why it’s […]

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corporate culture

How To Use A Network Of Practices To Shape And Change Culture

Posted on September 11, 2018 By Dr. Nancie Evans { no comments }

Creating a culture by design is not easy, however, it is possible with the potential to achieve concrete results in a matter of months and not years as popularly believed. We’ve seen numerous examples in all sizes of companies across a wide range of industries and sectors that support this statement. In some cases, the […]

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disclosing sensitive information

Creating A Culture Of Transparency: Disclosing Sensitive Information

Posted on August 31, 2018 By Dr. Nancie Evans { no comments }

Disclosing Sensitive Information There is a wide range of reasons that leaders give to justify delays in sharing information with employees and others. This includes minimizing the risk of leaks to outside parties such as competitors, financial analysts and others who may use the information in a way that is harmful to the organization. The […]

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company transparency

How To Create A Company Culture Of Transparency

Posted on August 27, 2018 By Dr. Nancie Evans { no comments }

Transparency is a quality we value in others, but especially our leaders. It is essential to establishing and maintaining credibility and trust, which in turn contributes to positive relationships, collaboration, idea generation and the sharing of knowledge. In organizations that value transparency, there is an understanding that information can and will be shared. Further, when […]

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Role of Leaders on Company Culture

The Amplifying Effect of Leaders on Company Culture

Posted on August 13, 2018 By Dr. Nancie Evans { no comments }

Leadership is the primary driving force behind company culture. In a thoughtful piece for the Harvard Business Review, Jim Whitehurst, the CEO of Red Hat, one of the leading providers of enterprise IT products and solutions, argues that changing a company’s culture isn’t easy, but involves changing how the employees of that company behave and […]

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Company Culture

The Chocolate Factory Culture Change Simulation

Posted on June 3, 2018 By Dr. Nancie Evans { no comments }

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 Dr. Nancie Evans { no comments }

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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