96 results for culture

  • Sustaining culture on virtual teams

    Many organizations that pivoted to work-from-home at the start of the pandemic, thinking it was a short-term necessity, are now looking at remote work as a long-term, even permanent, state of affairs. As such, they are searching for ways to get out of survival mode into a more sustainable mindset. Culture plays a big role in this experience for employees. […]
  • Agile culture needs emotional intelligence

    Hurricane, pandemic, new competitor, international expansion, huge jump or drop in demand… companies must be ready for challenges they can’t predict and must respond to them more quickly than ever. That’s why so many organizations are adopting agile practices, like flattening decision-making hierarchies, introducing agile project management, or emphasizing flexibility in hiring. However, too many companies focus on making their […]
  • Results-oriented workplace culture

    Your team was formed to get results. It was not formed to increase the status of members or regularly get members out of their offices. It was not formed to claim and use resources. It does not exist to revisit the same agenda item over and over. So let’s look at some common problems and ways to become more oriented […]
  • Your team’s culture

    Have you ever been frustrated by having to work with a certain team? They seem to drag their heels, or they’re just so loud, or they just keep asking for more data? It’s common for some teams to work very differently, but still effectively, with each other and understanding a team’s style can help with that. Every team does things […]
  • Workplace culture

    Suggested DiSC profiles: The Five Behaviors Personal Development Everything DiSC Productive Conflict Everything DiSC Work of Leaders Everything DiSC Workplace DiSCProfiles blog categories Culture, Teams Articles Why Great Employees Leave “Great Cultures” Harvard Business Review blog, May 2018 “The best companies recognize that there are three elements to a culture: behaviors, systems, and practices, all guided by an overarching set of […]
  • DiSC C group culture

    The “Get it right” team To continue my overview of the characteristics of teams based on their DiSC profiles and their Group Culture Report, I move on to the C culture. When a team displays an C culture it values high standards, careful analysis and diplomacy. It might shy away from new ideas. The C culture rewards Accuracy Completeness Attention […]
  • DiSC S group culture

    The “Get along” team To continue my overview of the characteristics of teams based on their DiSC profiles and their Group Culture Report, I move on to the S culture. When a team displays an S culture it tends to be stable, predictable and friendly. The S culture rewards Cooperation Loyalty Humility Thoughtfulness Team focus The S culture criticizes Aggressiveness […]
  • DiSC i group culture

    The “Get recognition” team To continue my overview of the characteristics of teams based on their DiSC profiles and their Group Culture Report, I move on to the i culture. When a team displays an i culture it tends to be energetic, optimistic and values time spent socializing. The i culture rewards Creativity Enthusiasm Optimism Collaboration Passion The i culture […]
  • DiSC D group culture

    The way we do things My last post covered the availability and usefulness of the Everything DiSC Group Culture Report which is available for the Workplace, Management and Sales profiles. If you have three or more people who have taken an Everything DiSC profile, you can run a group report for them. For the next four posts I’ll cover each […]
  • 7 tips to un-rust your social skills

    Have you ever tried to play a musical instrument after not playing it for a long time? Or speak a language you haven’t spoken in a while? If your interpersonal interactions have been altered or limited over the past year and a half, your social skills might be rusty. It’s not just a joke—social isolation actually decreases cognitive function, and […]
  • Is your leadership style one-dimensional?

    What does an “effective leader” look like? Take a minute to note the images and words that come to your mind. Are effective leaders patient or impatient? Firm or flexible? Are their decisions quickly made or well-thought-out? If you were asked to draw a picture of an effective leader, what would it look like? We all have a mental model […]
  • 5 ways companies can keep their people during The Great Resignation

    The year 2020 became known as The Great Pause. In 2021, we’re in the midst of The Great Resignation, with people around the world quitting their jobs at historic rates. UK job vacancies hit an all-time high in July 2021, more than a third of German companies report a shortage of workers, 25-40 percent of Australians say they’re looking for […]
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