Category: Culture

L.O.V.E. It to Change It

Several years ago there was a scholarly article published by the Harvard Business Review, The Hard Side of Change Management. As the title implies much discussion on change management is on soft issues such as culture, leadership, and motivation. While these are unquestionably important factors, they are not stand-alone tools to implement large transformation projects. …

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Managing Culture Change

The inflated role that human resources professionals profess to have on culture change in the workplace needs to be tempered with a little reality. One of the most important functions in any business is strong, knowledgeable, and professional HR leadership, but in almost all cases they operate by the grace of company executive management that …

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Workplace Taboo Part V – Sex

Simply using the word “Sex” in the title will entice some to check out the article, and others to shun it. In most business cases that word is interchangeable with “gender” which seems to be less offensive to some and more boring to others. Nobody doubts that an adult human being’s sex drive is one …

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Workplace Taboo Part II – Political Speech

Few things can divide a workforce more than heated political debate that spills over into the private arena. In an election year, employees become passionate about supporting their candidates and causes, but it does not have to be about an election in order to be volatile. Issues regarding pending legislation that impacts an employee’s personal …

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Experience Can Be Our Worst Enemy

Many of the stereotypes we believe to be absolute truths are the result of personal experiences that confirm the worst in other people. When we act on our prejudices about someone that is “not like us” we never stop to think about our thoughts from another point of view. Ironically we demand proof from others …

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