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Leadership Transparency is Vital for Success

The 19th annual federal CFO Survey conducted by AGA in partnership with Grant Thornton LLP is in, and according to participants, declining budgets, recruitment and retention and a range of financial management crises are key risks for an organization’s success.

Risk management, analytics, transparency, shared services and workforces were the five major themes that emerged from the 2014 CFO Survey, and in all areas, participants… Continue reading

Three Ideas for Reducing Conflict On Not-for-profit Teams

Recently, I received a request from a TIGERS Den Member and Business Owner to discuss volunteer program design because of a conflict problem he is facing as a community volunteer. I am sharing my thoughts in the Den for two reasons:

  • First these ideas apply to both business and nonprofits.
  • Second is that many of our TIGERS Den members are senior leaders who either volunteer… Continue reading

Team-Building Events and Other Ways to Increase Employee Productivity

Your employees’ productivity can make or break the success of your organization, so it is important to focus on events and activities to increase productivity in the workplace. While team-building events are an excellent way to increase employee productivity, there are several other strategies that you can use in conjunction with these events.

Because productivity is so important for an organization, it is a commonly-written… Continue reading

Compensation Programs Falling Short at U.S. Employers

Cost saving bonuses and profit sharing are not strategies deployed by most U.S. employers according to a new report released by Towers Watson.

Despite the importance of pay when it comes to attracting and retaining employees, companies are falling short in the delivery of their base pay and annual incentive programs. Further, while the competition for talent is heating up, companies are not differentiating pay… Continue reading

How Culture and Corporate Strategy Collide

Does work culture and corporate strategy align for most organizations? From our limited research the answer is no.  Now a much larger research study conducted by Korn Ferry  has proven our conclusion correct.

In the 6 Principles That Builds High Performance Team’s clinic case study,  we explore an organization with high turnover and whose Board of Directors wants important feedback from… Continue reading

Hire an Expert Team Building Consultant to Increase Employee Productivity

No event could ever be a one-man show. In fact, in order to run a successful event, teamwork is required. But if your organization is struggling to create a cohesive team environment, you can benefit from the expertise of a team building consultant.

Effective teams generate ideas that can facilitate successful and expertly handled events. If you are unsure of the benefits of hiring a… Continue reading

Team Building Consultants Can Boost Employee Productivity

No event could ever be a one-man show. In fact, in order to run a successful event, teamwork is required. But if your organization is struggling to create a cohesive team environment, you can benefit from the expertise of a team building consultant.

Effective teams generate ideas that can facilitate successful and expertly handled team building events. If you are unsure of the benefits… Continue reading

Why Are Great Managers Hard To Come By?

Gallup has found that one of the most important decisions companies make is whom they name manager. Yet  analytics suggest companies usually get it wrong. In fact, Gallup finds that companies fail to choose the candidate with the right talent for the job 82% of the time.

Bad managers cost businesses billions of dollars each year, and having too many of them can bring… Continue reading

Is HR ready for the future? No way, report says

This article is a report from a SHRM research study.

The highly connected and global 21st-century workforce is here. And if a massive new report from Deloitte is to be believed, employers are simply not ready for the challenges that workforce will present.

The Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2014 report combines 15 years of research as well as a global talent management survey, incorporating… Continue reading

Guest Contribution: Leveraging Organizational Culture for Success

Guest post by Rob Peters

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A 2013 Booz & Company study, Culture’s Role in Enabling Organizational Change by DeAnne Aguirre, Rutger von Post, and Micah Alpern analyzes the results of a survey of 2,200 executives, managers, and employees from a broad range of companies across the world.  This research sheds light on… Continue reading



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