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Cultural Change That Sticks

In the early 2000s Aetna was struggling mightily on all fronts. While on the surface revenues remained strong, its rapport with customers and physicians was rapidly eroding, and its reputation was being bludgeoned by lawsuits and a national backlash against health maintenance organizations and …

Libraries That Matter

<i>By Cynthia Nikitin and Josh Jackson</i><p>Libraries are perhaps our most enduring public institutions--priceless repositories of history, language, and …

Library Placemaking in Action

<b>By Diantha Dow Schull</b><p>President, Americans for Libraries Council<p>The recent upsurge of library construction and renovation across the United States has …

Whom Does Design Really Serve?

<i>Professionals are against participation because it destroys the arcane privileges of specialization, unveils the professional secret, strips bare</i> …

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight | Placemaking Helps Turn Public Spaces Into Social Gathering Spots From Vancouver To Halifax

<i>The cob building in Toronto's Dufferin Grove Park (Photo: Chris Orbz/Flickr)</i><p>It might sound like it’s something from an episode of <i>Portlandia</i> — and …

Nova Scotia

The 7 Values That Drive IDEO | Design Thinking

Clients often ask me how we built IDEO’s creative culture. For 20 years, I did a lot of hand-waving and gave vague answers. Then, about a year ago, …

Not A Happy Accident: How Google Deliberately Designs Workplace Satisfaction

While much has been said about Google’s enviable employee perks, those just scratch the surface of how it totally re-engineered traditional HR to ensure a happy and profitable workplace.<p>“Imagine a world where most organizations were the best place to work. Imagine what we could be getting done on …

Employment

10 Facts, and Clever Observations, About the Internet That Will Blow Your Mind

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When work and life get stressful, I like to stop, take a deep breath and take a few moments to put things in perspective. I have found the incredibly talented speakers at TED to be a great way to inspire and set me straight. Recently, it …

Social Media

What You Can Learn From Misty Copeland About Achieving the Impossible

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This story was originally published on July 2, 2015.</i><p>The world of elite, professional ballet is tiny, brutal and exacting. It operates within a long history of well-established traditions to define …

Dance

The Bossless Workplace: A New Frontier

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No boss, no problem? Some people think so. Some people don’t.<p>Several companies, including Zappos and W.L. Gore, have made the news for going against the traditional corporate hierarchy and adopting alternative management techniques.<p>Online …

The Workplace

5 Inexpensive Ways to Create a Company Culture Like Google's

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As big name companies have illustrated, it’s possible to run a successful business while still having fun. Google, for example, is the poster child of a unique company culture, with its nap pods and free food for employees.<p>While the …

Team Building

Leaders' Role In A Learning Organization

Is There Time For Learning?<p>I was asked recently about how much time leaders should spend helping their people in a learning organization and the …

The learning organization: principles, theory and practice

The learning organization. Just what constitutes a ‘learning organization is a matter of some debate. We explore some of the themes that have emerged …

From Both Sides Now: Organizational Learning

10 Of The Coolest Workspaces In The World

Until recent years, broken air conditioning, fluorescent strip lighting and cheap grey furniture were staples of the typical UK office.<p>And despite …

Designing Workspaces for Collaboration

"The hell is not something that will be: if there is one, it is already here, the hell where we live every day, that we form staying together. There …

Organizational Learning, SoL North America

Make a Better World<p>Working together to effect change.<p>New Program: Leader as Coach Mastery Program<p>The Leader as Coach Mastery Program enables …

Benefits of Creating an Organizational Learning Culture

By Karmen Blackwood<p>What is a learning culture and why is it important?<p>A learning culture is one with organizational values, systems and practices …

Find out the Ways Zappos Reinforces Its Company Culture

• Share<br>• Flip<br>• Pin<br>• Share<br>• Email<p>Updated September 09, 2017<p>Are you looking for information about how to consciously create the corporate culture that will help …

Team Building

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Organizations with the best chance to succeed and thrive in the future are learning organizations. In his landmark book, "The Fifth Discipline: The …

Building a Learning Organization

Continuous improvement programs are sprouting up all over as organizations strive to better themselves and gain an edge. The topic list is long and varied, and sometimes it seems as though a program a month is needed just to keep up. Unfortunately, failed programs far outnumber successes, and …

Management

Strategies for Learning from Failure

The wisdom of learning from failure is incontrovertible. Yet organizations that do it well are extraordinarily rare. This gap is not due to a lack of commitment to learning. Managers in the vast majority of enterprises that I have studied over the past 20 years—pharmaceutical, financial services, …

Is Yours a Learning Organization?

Leaders may think that getting their organizations to learn is only a matter of articulating a clear vision, giving employees the right incentives, and providing lots of training. This assumption is not merely flawed—it’s risky in the face of intensifying competition, advances in technology, and …