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Life Changing: A Philosophical Guide. Why This Company Puts On A Mass Wedding For Employees. Mexican maquiladoras--manufacturing operations on the U.S. border--are known for having poor working conditions and low pay.

Why This Company Puts On A Mass Wedding For Employees

As a result, annual turnover rates often reach as high as 100%. Report: Making The Business Case For Enterprise Social Networks. In 2011, the US hit a milestone — more than half of all adults visit social networking sites at least once a month.

Report: Making The Business Case For Enterprise Social Networks

But when it comes to using social-networking technologies inside organizations, many business leaders are at a loss to understand what value can be created from Facebook-like status updates within the enterprise. Some organizations have deployed social-networking features with an initial enthusiastic reception, only to see these early efforts wither to just a few stalwart participants. The problem: Most companies approach enterprise social networks as a technology deployment and fail to understand that the new relationships created by enterprise social networks are the source for value creation.

BRAVE Framework for Thinking About Culture. Organizational Culture: So Important – So Misunderstood We created some new frameworks for the 3rd edition of our book The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan.

BRAVE Framework for Thinking About Culture

One of those is the BRAVE cultural framework. At some level, everyone knows culture is important, but people struggle to define, understand, and influence it. Since we originally created this framework, many have found BRAVE helpful in building shared cultural understanding and action and, of course, continually evolve it. Recruiting: 8 Qualities Your Best Employees Should Have. Great employees are reliable, dependable, proactive, diligent, great leaders and great followers... they possess a wide range of easily-defined—but hard to find—qualities.

Recruiting: 8 Qualities Your Best Employees Should Have

A few hit the next level. Some employees are remarkable, possessing qualities that may not appear on performance appraisals but nonetheless make a major impact on performance. Here are eight qualities of remarkable employees: 1. They ignore job descriptions. Great Company Culture Isn't Pricey. Corporate Culture: The Only Truly Sustainable Competitive Advantage. Women And Collective Intelligence Will Solve Our Planetary Crises. Sustainability is a so-called wicked problem.

Women And Collective Intelligence Will Solve Our Planetary Crises

It is complex, difficult to define, impossible to solve in a linear fashion and the aspects of the problem are so interrelated that it is impossible to consider (and therefore impossible to model) all of the unintended consequences that might accompany any single “solution.” This complexity makes us anxious. The common approach in the past has been to reduce the problem to smaller parts, solve for “x,” and hope that these disparate solutions aggregate positively. The nature of wicked problems is that they yield to the truth of systems--the consequences of one action are difficult to completely predict because of the many moving parts and interacting factors. The consequences are further disguised because of the time delay in large systems. The Fun Theory.

Culture Eats Strategy For Lunch. Culture Vs. Strategy Is A False Choice. Strategy seems to have fallen on hard times.

Culture Vs. Strategy Is A False Choice

In his recent Fast Company piece “Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch,” author Shawn Parr joins a long list of commentators, psychologists, authors, and consultants who’ve used that dietary line to argue that company culture is a greater determinant of success than competitive strategy. A strong culture is important, and for all the reasons Parr mentions: employee engagement, alignment, motivation, focus, and brand burnishing. But is it the most important element of company success, as the more ferocious of the culture warriors assert? Bosses, Stop Caring If Your Employees Are At Their Desks. In 2005, the Best Buy headquarters in Richfield, Minnesota, started shifting over to a “results only work environment,” or ROWE.

Bosses, Stop Caring If Your Employees Are At Their Desks

Employees could decide when and where they worked as long as they met certain measurable goals. Meg Whitman Makes HP Execs Give Up Cushy Offices To Work In Cubicles. Here's How Screwy HP's Culture Was. Sorry, you're not funny enough to work here. Real estate April 25, 2014 at 6:36 PM ET Down-to-earth actress Ellen Page has listed her Studio City home for $1.05 million. Bitwizards's Channel. Is technology at work taking the humanity out of our personal relationships? Guerrilla Artist Replaces Ads With Poetry. The Scottish artist, Robert Montgomery, like countless street artists who came before him, hijacks billboards and bus stops to display his melancholic verse.

Guerrilla Artist Replaces Ads With Poetry

For ten years, he’s been replacing ad pitches with poetry and presenting commentary on culture, ranging from consumerism to beauty in bold white type set against a black background. Though not really a street artist, Montgomery takes inspiration from the Situationist tradition of détournement – capturing the audience’s attention in unexpected ways within the public realm. The Culture Game - ... a beginner at something. Daniel Mezick's new book for the agile manager due out in March. He was so kind to offer me a preview, from which I quote. Everything is changing, and changing more rapidly than ever before.

The CLOUDFinance Daily. What do employees really need? A recent article states that employees need freedom, expectations, input, and consistency, among other things. Did it nail everything? By Matt Wilson | Posted: February 16, 2012 As career analyst Daniel Pink succinctly put it in his TED Talk from 2009, money isn't always the best motivator for employees. Science says so .