Anti-Perks

Good perks are aimed at making people’s lives outside work easier — but specifically in ways that help them perform better when they’re at work, working. Anti-perks are perks that seem like they could benefit your well-being or productivity, but actually have a lot of potential to harm them.

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>> on Comfort, Community & Well-being <<
Written by Vincent Lofranco, published on Even blog

How To Hire The Right People

A typical job interview is little more than a social call with some predictable choreography. A conference-room meeting, a pristine résumé and the standard questions.  To really assess candidates for match with your organization you should come up with better ways for selecting the right people right.

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>> on HR, People Operations & Talent Management <<
Written by Adam Bryant, published The New York Times

Tough Lessons Learned on Giving and Receiving Feedback

In this article outlines why feedback is not only needed as a vital process in a company but a true act of kindness towards team members. It shares some of the methods Leo Widrich, co-founder of Buffer, learned for giving and receiving feedback.

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>> on Management, Collaboration & Org Design <<
Written by Leo Widrich, published by Buffer Open

Organizational Culture – Who Owns It, Business Or Human Resources?

HR has a major role in enabling the business to live (or change) its culture by supporting it with the appropriate tools, systems and processes, and when needed – professional expertise…but in essence, it’s all about how the people in an organization are nurtured and led. Therefore, it is essential that the business owns a company’s culture – this is especially true when a company decides to change its culture.

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>> on Leadership, People Dynamics & Culture <<
Written by Jerry Pico

How To Improve Employee Engagement in the Workplace

The solution for improving employee engagement requires employers and recruiters to understand that disengagement stems from needs that are going unmet. It’s the company’s job to engage employees by creating a workspace that meets employee’s needs.

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Written by Paul Slezak, published on RecruitLoop

What’s Going On With Employee Empowerment?

Even the largest, most hierarchical organizations, like the military and global multinationals, are seeing the need to create practices of empowerment and distributed decision making that will keep the company nimble and innovating, and make the organization more resilient. Whether this ultimately gets to a “bossless” state of self-management for most companies is unlikely, but there is mounting evidence that the movement towards greater empowerment is both necessary and inevitable.

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Written Edwin Jansen, published on Medium

5 Influences On Organizational Culture To Be Aware Of

Organizational culture should be the vision you have for your company, but this is not always the case. Without direction and positive influences, negative factors can take hold, shaping a company’s culture in a way that can become harmful to the business.

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>> on Leadership, People Dynamics & Culture <<
Written by Steffen Maier, published on LinkedIn

The No Excuses Culture

This article is outlining a way to build a department that can be counted on to deliver by establishing a “No excuses” culture.

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Written by Steve Blank, published on thinkgrowth

How We Conduct 1:1s

Leaders must routinely spend time with each members of their team to discuss what they’re working on and how to improve. This infographic by NOBL Collective distills a handful of practices from leading teams, scientific research, and the observations on how to effectively have 1:1s.

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>> on Leadership, People Dynamics & Culture <<
Published by NOBL Collective

High-Performing Teams Need Psychological Safety

Creating psychological safety in a team drives higher levels of engagement, increased motivation to tackle difficult problems, more learning and development opportunities, and better performance. This article outlines how to build it.

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>> on Leadership, People Dynamics & Culture <<
Written by Laura Delizionna, published by HBR