We are approaching an historic transformation of what for thousands of years we have considered work: scavenging, hunting, laboring in fields, and later offices. Today we are seeing a punctuated equilibrium, a radical rethinking of what it means to be an employer or employed. Whichever you are now, your future is about to change.Three drivers are pushing us toward a radical employment transformation: Speed Shift to a creative economy Disagregation” via Everything You Need To Know About How The Workplace Is Evolving | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.
“Nothing tanks workplace culture faster than fear. Researchers at Harvard Business School and Penn State found that fear in the modern workplace has reached epidemic levels, dissuading employees from speaking up and voicing important issues” Decrease fear in the workplace by: Rethinking entitlement (and power structures) Be a truth-seeker Limit the rulebook Measure systems, not people Find a feedback channel How to Create a No-Fear Culture | Inc.com.
“It boils down to three key areas where a [leader] who does too much hurts their [organisation]: They don’t allow their people to develop. They diminish the value of the [organisation]. They limit their ability to ever leave.“ via 3 Ways You’re Hurting Your Company by Doing Too Much | Inc.com.
“If you think about it you know that they influence your thoughts, decisions, actions, behavior and performance. The same is true for those you lead. You have the distinct opportunity to make a difference in the way others feel and shape a culture of high EQ emotional quotient through your leadership.As a leader, people are watching your behavior closely. How you behave has a big impact on how others behave. Why not start with yourself to begin to understand how your emotions get translated into how you act?” via Creating… Read more Creating the emotional culture of your workplace | Aspire-CS →
“The one thing we’re not taught is how to keep ourselves passionate and engaged, which leads to success, with the work that we do. Entrepreneurs have an innate ability to create this for themselves–the problem is figuring out how to help those that don’t and need to be taught when building a team.” via The One Thing We Are Never Taught About Success | Inc.com.
“The infographic below from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management outlines some of the other ways to ensure strong employee-boss relationships.” All the hot stuff is here: trust, relationships, diversity, listening, inspiration, fairness, patience… via What You Need to Know to Be a Great Manager Infographic | Inc.com.
Lou Gerstner: “I came to see, in my time at IBM, that culture isn’t just one aspect of the game–it is the game. In the end, an organization is nothing more than the collective capacity of its people to create value. Vision, strategy, marketing, financial management–any management system, in fact–can set you on the right path and carry you for a while. But no enterprise–whether in business, government, education, health care, or any area of human endeavor–will succeed over the long haul if those [cultural] elements aren’t part of its… Read more How To Create A Culture of Innovation →
“What you ignore, you permit. What you permit, you condone.” Culture isn’t random, it’s the result of a thousand different decisions: what to celebrate, what to question, what to prioritise, which rituals you continue with, which you abandon… But it’s also a result of what you decide not to ignore. “Problems don’t go away when you ignore them. Many times, they become bigger. Soon, they may become “the elephant in the room.” Ignoring an obvious problem or failing to address an issue can cause others to experience concern or uneasiness.”… Read more What You Ignore, You Permit. →