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By Tydy | At Tydy, we are committed to help organizations build better relationships with their employees and believe that culture is the glue that holds organizations together. So, at Think Culture, you will find a ton of stories about workplace culture and many more on other topics that we are passionate about, like, future of work, workforce analytics, performance development, onboarding and HR Technology.

How to design an office where people actually want to work

Every company has reason to reevaluate their office layout from time to time.<p>From accommodating growth through office expansion to remodeling your …

The Workplace

5 Ways to Improve Company Culture Through Office Design

A few easy changes can make all the difference.<p>Most employees spend at least 40 hours a week at work. In many cases, that number is much higher, so it's especially important to ensure employees are comfortable in their workspaces. Happy employees are more productive -- by more than 30 percent, …

The Workplace

Is information overload killing employee engagement?

There is no doubt that digital has had a major impact on employee engagement. It has helped businesses to connect with employees and, importantly, …

Employee Engagement

This $1.5 billion tech company you've never heard of has insane perks including massage therapists, a pool, and woodside yoga

• <b>SAS is a software company based in Cary, North Carolina.</b>• <b><br>Its 900-acre campus offers a ton of amenities and perks.</b>• <b><br>Take a look inside.</b><p>Imagine you got to work in a village-sized campus with your nearly 6,000 coworkers. Some of your company's perks included a soccer field, daycare, tons of beautiful …

The Workplace

The Future Of Data-Driven Corporate Cultures

The events that have taken place in the southern United States these last months have reminded us, as humans, of our impossibilities. We cannot anticipate every outcome with certainty and we cannot experience every counterfactual. Thus, we cannot consistently make optimal decisions. In the last …

Big Data

Why You Don't Want to Focus on Generational Differences at Work

Based on the headline, you may be thinking—great, another "millennials in the workplace" article. Since millennials are the largest share of the …

Millennials

The Challenges of Showing Appreciation on Boss's Day

​You like your boss. You appreciate that she gives you a flexible schedule, frequent shout-outs and criticism that's actually constructive.<p>But now …

Human Resources

Will 'Work From Home Wednesdays' Make Your Employees More Productive? With Parameters, Yes!

Countless studies have been done to prove or disprove just how efficient employees are if they are in the office or working remote. I like to think there is a fine balance between the two. Most professions can benefit from a blend of both an office-based and remote workforce. There are separate …

The Workplace

3 Brilliant Ways to Deal With a Boss or Co-Worker Who Steals Your Idea

Collaborative environments yield many benefits. They also provide opportunities for others to steal your ideas. Here's how to make the best of it.<p>"You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want." ~ Zig Ziglar<p>A client came to me, frustrated and …

Leadership

Majority of employees are unhappy at work, study finds

Nearly three-fourths of American workers are actively hunting for a new job, and the vast majority don’t feel like they get enough recognition from …

The Workplace

Richard Branson: "Clients do not come first. Employees come first.”

Richard Branson’s corporate philosophy that “People are our greatest asset,” was not just made to impress the workforce. He is of the opinion that …

Leadership

As Your Company Evolves, What Happens to Employees Who Don’t?

When my company was young, we worked with two contractors who played key roles in client services. As we grew and defined our core values — singling out accountability as our top priority — it became clear that these contractors did not meet our newly defined standards. They were often difficult to …

Management

6 Essential Aspects of Workplace Culture

“<b>The word ‘culture’ returns almost 2 billion Google Search results.</b>” <b>— David Sturt</b><p>For the second year running, Salesforce was the number one ranked company for “The Best Places to Work in 2017”. I believe that the main reason our company is recognized for being a ‘best place to work’ is our Ohana …

Leadership

10 signs your workplace culture is toxic (and how to fix it)

It’s a hard thing to admit … that your work culture may be toxic. But identifying the symptoms and finding the antidotes for them can quickly improve …

Emotional Intelligence

Commentary: Onboarding is integral to employee retention - St. Louis Business Journal

An employee’s decision to stay is usually made within the first few months on the job. He or she has just left the comfort of one situation and is …

Employee Engagement

Don’t Get Too Comfortable at That Desk

First there were individual offices. Then cubicles and open floor plans. Now, there is a “palette of places.”<p>New office designs are coming to a workplace near you, with layouts meant to cater to the variety of tasks required of modern white-collar workers. Put another way, it means people don’t sit …

The Workplace

How to react if your boss slams you with an unfair performance review

A mere 29% of people say that performance reviews accurately gauge the quality of the work they do, according to new research.<p>The reviews are in — …

Management

5 Simple Ways to Handle Nepotism in the Workplace

Dealing with nepotism in the workplace can be tough, especially if you’re receiving the short end of the stick while someone else is gaining opportunities due to what you perceive as unfair favoritism. Nepotism, or the act of providing or receiving opportunities due to a family relationship or …

Employment

The Last Mile: Connecting Strategy to People

When telco CEOs discuss capital expenditures with stock market analysts, they are often focused on expanding, upgrading and maintaining their network …

8 Ways to Build a Culture of Trust Based on Harvard's Neuroscience Research

A culture of trust yields higher engagement, happier employees, greater productivity, and higher profits. And it all starts in the brain.<p>PWC's 2016 Global CEO Survey revealed that 50% of CEOs worldwide consider lack of trust to be a major threat to their organizational growth.<p>Paul J. Zak, Harvard …

Leadership

The One Thing You Can Do to Create 100% Engagement in Your Company

Check out this company's dramatic improvement in overall productivity and performance, and the one simple thing they did to make it happen.<p>Gallup does a monthly poll on the business buzzword "Engagement" - a measure of people actually working instead of going through the motions. Last month it was …

Leadership

'Work-Life Balance' Is Backfiring on Employers. Here's Why.

Work-life "integration" is the way to go. But, first, leaders must first understand why a perfect work-life balance isn't even possible.<p>Work-life balance is a concept many employers have been attempting to make a reality for employees. Unfortunately, it isn’t as attainable as we'd hoped.<p>Jennifer …

Work-life Balance

Companies that support remote work experience 25 percent lower employee turnover (and other findings)

A new survey shows the pros and cons of a distributed workforce.<p>Employees are more loyal if they're allowed to work remotely.<p>That's according to a …

The Workplace

Why Empathy Is the Most Important Skill You'll Ever Need to Succeed

To do your job well (or even to get a job), technical skills are no longer enough. Of all the soft skills, empathy is the one you will need the most.<p>Henry Ford was quoted saying, "Why is it every time I ask for a pair of hands, they come with a brain attached?" Starting with the industrial …

Customer Service

Employee Engagement is Not a Survey (and How to Do It Without One)

Last week I had a conversation with a leader who explained to me that he really doesn’t buy the whole “employee engagement thing.”When I probed a …

Employee Engagement

Bruce Springsteen, Artful Leadership, and What Rock Star Bosses Do

There is a special kind of boss. The one who fills up every room with their big ego and even bigger heart. Who voices the hard truths without making you lose hope, and makes you work harder and feel lighter for it. We often call such bosses “rock stars,” to underscore their popular appeal. Some …

Leadership

5 Company Benefits Employees Consider To Be Crucial

Keeping employees healthy and happy have become protocol for both big and small businesses, but what exactly is top priority for workers? According …

The Workplace

The Cozy, Overcrowded, Keg-Filled Future of Work

The ethos of togetherness promoted by companies such as WeWork is essentially a bet on explosive population growth in the world’s metropolises.<p>The United Nations projects that, by the year 2030, roughly 1 billion more people will be living in cities than do now. As of last year there were 31 cities …

Cities

5 Mantras To Create The Right Workplace Experience: Arun Rao, Director, FOCUS Adventure India

The term 'Workplace Culture' is a misunderstood term in the corporate dictionary. The minute it is uttered people think of designer offices, free …

Employee Engagement