Selection: The Right Fit Over a Warm Body

In Culture Hacker, we focus on elevating the employee experience and improving engagement. While everyone seems to focus on improving engagement, we believe in taking a broader perspective – one that takes into consideration that a part of the engagement problem is the inability to select the right people. As thought leader Bob Kelleher says, [...]

Selection: The Right Fit Over a Warm Body2021-02-04T21:39:26+00:00

Values: Not Some Philosophical B.S.

"Culture is a consequence of a company's values." – Charles Day, Founder of Looking Glass   Let’s discuss your organizational values, which I believe are the foundation of your company culture. While values are often dismissed as some philosophical B.S., they may be the single most important cultural mechanism within a company. Why are they [...]

Values: Not Some Philosophical B.S.2021-02-04T21:52:43+00:00

Culture: More Than Just an HR Thing

“Company culture shapes every minute of the workday and every decision that is made.” – Taylor Smith, CEO & Cofounder of Blueboard   Welcome to the Culture Hacker Blog Series where I help organizations to reprogram their employee experiences for improved organizational culture. So, what is culture? I consider it the collective mindset and attitude [...]

Culture: More Than Just an HR Thing2021-02-04T21:50:59+00:00

Change: It’s Not Just Something Everyone Else Does

Welcome to the final edition of the Culture Hacker blog series. We have covered all the mechanisms and ideas that help managers to become successful Culture Hackers and leaders as they reprogram company code and employee engagement. In this final blog, and as we get started on our 2017, let’s highlight one important element that [...]

Change: It’s Not Just Something Everyone Else Does2017-01-12T17:01:33+00:00

The Millennial Manager: The Present and the Future

We have all read and heard abut the challenges that Millennials present the business world today. While I have experienced and recognized some of those challenges firsthand, I think we need to stop making such a big deal about them. This new workforce knows it has leverage, because we keep writing and speaking about it. [...]

The Millennial Manager: The Present and the Future2016-12-08T16:44:10+00:00

Product, Place, & Process: The Other Three P’s that Define the Employee Experience

Welcome back to the Culture Hacker blog series. This week, we will consider the other three P’s that help define experience: product, place, and process. While we have focused on the people element of the employee experience in our Culture Hacker blogs thus far, there is no doubt the other three elements that define experience [...]

Product, Place, & Process: The Other Three P’s that Define the Employee Experience2016-11-17T05:42:14+00:00

Leadership – How Managers Really Inspire Their People to Want

Welcome back to the Culture Hacker blog series on how to reprogram the company code and employee engagement. Please catch up on my previous blogs, because they introduce, discuss, and provide insights into how to refresh and evolve a culture by looking at the different mechanisms that impact the mindset and attitude of the staff. [...]

Leadership – How Managers Really Inspire Their People to Want2016-10-27T04:43:01+00:00

Career Development: It’s at the Heart of Employee Commitment

Welcome back to the Culture Hacker series. It is time to talk about career development. This topic is on every employee’s mind, no matter what you might think, but unfortunately, it does not seem to be as important to many employers. Let’s start by thinking about what career development means. In the 2010 book Employee Training and [...]

Career Development: It’s at the Heart of Employee Commitment2020-08-26T21:37:18+00:00

Meetings – Reimagine Them or Remove Them From the Schedule

Welcome back, and thanks for checking out my latest blog in the Culture Hacker series. This is a continuing conversation from my last blog about communication. Communication is essential in defining a company’s culture by socializing the team with the right messages. Today, let’s discuss an important communication tool that is unfortunately rendered ineffective too often, [...]

Meetings – Reimagine Them or Remove Them From the Schedule2016-08-18T19:18:37+00:00

Communication – the Most Important Cultural Tool

Welcome to our latest blog in the Culture Hacker series. Today we will discuss communication because it is the most valuable cultural tool. Communication is how we socialize team members to understand what is most important to and how to be successful in an organization. To communicate effectively – whether speaking face-to-face, communicating through actions, [...]

Communication – the Most Important Cultural Tool2016-08-11T19:11:38+00:00

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