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

3 Skills Leaders Need Now To Propel Business Growth And Productivity

Gone are the days of do what I say. Today’s workforce has changed and managers that hold on to autocratic leadership styles will find low tolerance even in the CEO seat. There are three 3 skills leaders need to propel business growth and productivity if they want to see their businesses succeed through another generation.

New research  projects that the U.S. standard of… Continue reading

Merrill Lynch Study Finds 72 Percent of People Over the Age of 50 Want to Work in Retirement

We found this new research to be very interesting. It applies to virtual teams and to contractor engagements.

A new landmark study from Merrill Lynch, conducted in partnership with Age Wave, finds that nearly three out of four (72 percent) pre-retirees over the age of 50 say their ideal retirement will include working – often in new, more flexible and fulfilling ways. And with already… Continue reading

Launching Strong Team Relationships

Do you believe in the existence of a collective team spirit?  I do.

In fact, I developed a mathematical formula to describe it in my contribution to New Leader’s Press, Working Together. I call it the third culture.

I will put the formula at the end of this post for you to see.

Rugged individualism in our modern society has led to the loss… Continue reading

Democracy in Organizations Releases Freedom To Thrive

WorldBlu, a company specializing in democratic organizational design, today announced it is has certified 41 organizations as part of the eighth annual WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces™, published annually on “Democracy in the Workplace Day.”

“WorldBlu-certified organizations model how freedom and democracy in the workplace unleashes the human spirit in order to build high performing companies that change the world for the better.”… 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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