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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.

The worst career advice, according to 6 life coaches

Ask anyone about your haircut, and they might shrug and say it looks “fine.” But ask for career advice? You’re likely to get an earful of trite …

Self-improvement

How to Act and Look Like a Professional at All Times

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines professionalism as, <i>"the conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional</i> …

The Workplace

Beyond Foosball: Office Perks That Employees Actually Want

Release the doves!<p>VC–funded startups have long been known for their cushy amenities, such as foosball tables and free lunch, but a poll of more than 100 directors and managers in <i>Fast Company</i>’s Most Creative People and Most Innovative Companies communities sheds light on the way businesses—both new …

The Workplace

5 principles to have more productive meetings

What are the magic ingredients for a successful meeting? A meeting in which participants build relationships, exchange ideas, unearth insights, make …

Management

Want to get ahead at work? Sit next to the office swot

Researchers have shown that sitting next to the most productive people, or those who do the best work, can improve how you do your job. Unfortunately, ‘toxic’ colleagues are just as influential …<p><b>Name:</b> The office swot.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Busy.<p><b>Location:</b> As close as possible.<p><b>As close as possible to what?</b> To …

The Workplace

What Google Should Do Next to Encourage Employees to Speak Up--and How Every Company Can Create a Culture of Candor

It may seem counterintuitive, but employees need more limits.<p>Let's start with the premise that Google was trying to do the right thing in fostering a work environment in which employees could speak freely--and share their opinions on internal social media.<p>But this good intention blew up when an …

Employment

15 Tips to Build and Manage a Team Successfully

A business’ success is strongly dependant on its team. A weak, unmotivated team can slow the business down and prevent it from reaching its full …

Management

To Understand Whether Your Company Is Inclusive, Map How Your Employees Interact

To gauge the impact of diversity and inclusion efforts, companies typically track metrics on the hiring, attrition, promotion, and composition of the current workforce. While such statistics are useful, they don’t provide a fully accurate picture. In reality, diversity and inclusion are not merely …

Diversity

3 Signs You’re A High Performer At Work, Even When Your Boss Doesn’t Tell You

Praise doesn’t always come naturally.<p>It’s a boss’s job to point out areas for improvement and to help you grow. And so, if you’re on the wrong track or falling short of expectations, you expect them to let you know.<p>But, of course, constructive criticism is only one kind of feedback.<p>Positive …

Leadership

Work Flexibilty Gaining Popularity Across Globe

Ideas of flexible working have moved beyond the option to work from the office or from home, to being able to work anywhere. The reality of anywhere …

The Workplace

#WorkTrends Recap: The Value of Employee Referral Programs

Finding quality candidates is tough, and the consequence for finding bad candidates is even steeper. A bad hire can lower productivity, reduce …

Talent Management

Is The Open-Office Trend Reversing Itself?

Employers spent years knocking down their walls. Now they are slowly building them back up.<p>In an effort to conserve space, improve employee communications, and save money, many companies became gung-ho about open-office designs in the last several years. At more and more workplaces today, you’ll …

The Workplace

What Does "Company Culture" Actually Mean?

Job seekers and job givers are generally looking for the same things during the hiring process: alignment on important points, including job requirements, the position's title, and the salary and benefits.<p>Another, much more nebulous aspect of the job search and interview process, however, is …

Employment

4 signs your boss is bad for your health

The “bad boss” has become a comedic part of work culture, permeating movies and television, but when you actually work for a bad boss, there’s …

Self-improvement

Having Work Friends Can Be Tricky, but It’s Worth It

<b></b>How often have you had the following conversation at work?<p><i>How are you?</i><i>Good. You?</i><i>Fine.</i><p>It is a script we stick to even if we are dying inside.<p>It’s hard to build real connections with your colleagues if you never get beyond superficial chit-chat. And yet people who have a “best friend at work” are not …

Harvard Business Review

These Are The 7 Most Important People In Your Office

Networking is one thing. Building these relationships takes it to another level.<p>Your relationships with your manager, coworkers, and others at work contribute to everything from how happy you are to how likely you are to stay at your job.<p>But, within that collection of relationships is a handful …

Leadership

Open-plan offices must be rethought to prevent employees losing focus, finds Haworth

Open-plan offices are "sabotaging" employees' ability to focus at work, while connectivity is leaving them "paralysed" by an oversupply of …

The Workplace

How to Make Work More Meaningful for Your Team

There is a well-known story about a cleaner at NASA who, when asked by JFK what his job was, responded “I’m helping to put a man on the moon.” This anecdote is often used to show how even the most mundane job can be seen as meaningful with the right mindset and under a good leadership.<p>Today, more …

Leadership

Neuroscience Says Workplace Happiness Comes Down to Experiencing This Emotion Daily

When the brain releases this feel-good chemical, good things will happen for you and your company.<p>Over the last decade, compelling research from neuroscience continues to inform leaders and HR professionals on ways they can improve teamwork, productivity, and company performance.<p>But what's the …

Leadership

7 huge time-wasters at work and what you can do about them

When I started my job as a content writer, there were so many new things to take in. Coming from the hectic world of broadcast journalism, I landed …

Productivity

How New Managers Can Send the Right Leadership Signals

One of the most exciting and — sometimes anxiety-producing transitions in a career — comes when you move from being an individual contributor to becoming a manager. At this juncture, <i>what you think, what you say, and how you show up —</i> in effect, your leadership presence — can have a direct impact on …

Leadership

7 Sure Signs That Your Workplace Is Toxic

If your management focuses solely on what employees are doing wrong, you may be working for a toxic company.<p>Do you work in a toxic workplace? I'll share what that looks like in a minute. But if you do, there comes a time when we all need to evaluate our work environment and the people we work with …

The Workplace

3 Signs That Managers, Not Employees, Are the Problem With Performance Management

When employees leave, morale drops and performance stagnates, you definitely have an "uh-oh" situation on your hands.<p>Contributor<p>When employees are under-performing, it’s easy to attach to them the blame for the problem. However, performance management is more complicated than that.<p>What happens, for …

Employment

6 Strategies to Defuse Office Conflicts Before They Get Out of Hand

Talking it out is a good place to start.<p>Conflict in the workplace is inevitable. But when left unaddressed, problems can fester and create more issues in the long run, not just for those directly involved but for the entire organization. That's why, while not the most appealing aspect of your …

Leadership

Is the Ulrich model still valid?

Thought provoking article. Few points, agree with the going native point (done it myself), very dangerous, though part of being a real Head of HR, or …

Human Resources

To a more human and holistic HR (HR Trends 2017, 17)

When I started working, in 1982, HR did not really exist. We were called Personnel Managers. Probably I just started working in the period that …

Human Resources

Why Leaders Should Rethink a Business Culture in Which Everyone Is Always 'Busy'

Think about your day-to-day interactions in the workplace: Specifically, how do you react to the question, "How are things going?" We bet that, more often than not, your response is, "I'm so busy" -- or words to that effect.<p>In fact, society has reached a point at which saying "I'm so busy!" is the …

The Workplace

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The results from meta analysis of data from hundreds of studies on the struggles of reconciling work and home life flies in the face of the public …

Women's News

Workplace Loyalty: A New Paradigm

Once there was a time when companies provided their employees with the security of lifetime employment. There was also a time when employees remained …

The Workplace