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When It Comes to Culture, Change Management Isn’t Enough

Posted on February 6, 2019 By Dr. Nancie Evans { }

Changing culture requires effective change management but change management is rarely if ever, enough to achieve meaningful and sustainable culture change. Imagine an entrepreneurial organization that values speed, creativity and innovation. Embedded in its culture is the belief that success depends on the ability to unleash the potential of individuals, be agile and take risks. […]

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How To Assimilate Remote Workers Into Your Company’s Culture

Posted on January 10, 2019 By Dr. Nancie Evans { }

More and more, companies are turning to remote workers to help boost their revenue. According to a report from SurePayroll, 86 percent of employees say they hit “maximum productivity” when they work alone, and two-thirds of managers say remote employees are by far the most productive. Not only that, but remote workers reduce a company’s […]

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Losing Faith In Company Culture – How Google Lost Its Way

Posted on January 2, 2019 By Dr. Nancie Evans { }

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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Managing Company Culture in a Growing Brand

Posted on December 4, 2018 By Dr. Nancie Evans { }

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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Announcing Our New Website!

Posted on August 22, 2018 By Dr. Nancie Evans { }

We at Culture-Strategy Fit are excited to announce our new and improved website at culturestrategyfit.com. After months of hard work, designing and redesigning, we have successfully created an informative, user-friendly site that highlights all our culture-based business products and services. Why Is A Company’s Culture So Important? Culture creates the capacity to achieve great things. […]

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Where to Next for the CEO & Culture?

Posted on February 27, 2018 By Dr. Nancie Evans { }

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 Dr. Nancie Evans { }

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 Dr. Nancie Evans { }

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 Dr. Nancie Evans { }

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 Dr. Nancie Evans { }

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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