Most Recent Articles on Company Culture

Creating Useful Vision and Mission Statements

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Apr 04, 2022

As we emerge from the tumult of the past two years, individuals and organizations are charting how the future will be shaped and look. More and more, we are seeing individuals evaluating how work fits into their lives rather than vice versa. Likewise, they are taking a very hard look at whether an organization’s values align with their own. Choices about staying at, going to or joining an organization are being driven by these reflections. In turn, organizations are finding the need to reevaluate and update their vision, mission and values.

Revisiting an organization’s foundational statements can always be useful. But, where to begin? Answering the following common question should help launch your efforts.

What’s the real difference between a vision and mission statement?

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Company Culture

Culture Remains Most Important in an Era of Remote and Hybrid Work

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Feb 09, 2022

Hybrid work leads to a greater level of satisfaction but does not impact turnover, according to a new study. The findings also indicate that fully remote work has no link to increased job satisfaction but actually with higher levels of intent to leave a company.

Given those findings, and our experience with clients, it’s critical to examine how remote work affects the level of engagement among your employees, which is a key driver for your success. Leaders need to be mindful that remote work, at varying levels, is not a strategy in of itself rather a component of the overall corporate culture.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Future of Work, Company Culture

Reset Company Culture: 4 Steps to Take as You Define Your Organization’s ‘New Normal’

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Jun 15, 2020

With so many changes happening in a short time stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and social crises, employers face important decisions on how to go forward in managing their teams and adapting for today’s realities. It’s a good time to look at where your business is now and apply what you’ve learned over the past several months. It’s also important to look at ways you are listening to and connecting with employees, and opportunities for greater focus on diversity and inclusion.

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Tags: Internal Communication, Communicating Change, COVID-19 Communications, Company Culture

The Workplace is Changing and Your Company Culture Should, Too

Posted by David Grossman on Tue, May 26, 2020

“We were able to do in days what would have taken years.” I’ve heard this often lately.

I’m in awe of how employers and employees have stepped to the plate to do amazing things… shifting business plans in days, reinventing ways of working, and turning “we could never” into “we can and did."  In many ways, though, the hard work is just beginning. We’re entering a new stage of navigating through change when fatigue sets in and a company’s culture is tested.

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Tags: Communicating Change, COVID-19 Communications, Company Culture

Starting Thought: Building A True Culture Of Communication

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Mar 23, 2016

A report released recently from Gallup reinforced something I’ve long believed: leaders who embrace communication build truly engaged and inspired workforces.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Communication Skills, Company Culture

The Key to Building a Culture of Innovation

Posted by David Grossman on Tue, Aug 26, 2014

Tags: Leadership Communication, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning, Company Culture

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