Think Culture

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, onboarding and HR Technology.

It's Not Enough to Give Employees Flexible Work Schedules. Here's What Adobe's Doing - Bloomberg

Six months after her baby was born, Amanda Sanchez still couldn't imagine returning full-time to her job in marketing at Adobe's Lehi, Utah, offices. …

The Workplace

Think Perks Are an Incentive? Your Team Doesn't.

Perks are how you acknowledge and thank employees, not how you motivate them.<p>Earlier this year, we completed research for our book, <i>The Employee Experience: How to Attract Talent, Retain Top Performers, and Drive Results.</i> In writing the book, we looked at why individuals joined, stayed and …

Employee Engagement

18 Executives Are Asked, 'What Will Company Cultures Look Like in the Future?' The Answers Are Priceless

From three-hour lunch breaks to co-bots (humans working synchronously with robots), this is the future of work.<p>In 2014, Merriam Webster's dictionary awarded "culture" the most popular word of the year. Today, culture remains a buzz word that's a hot topic in the C-Suite and board room.<p>And for good …

Leadership

10 HR Trends [infographic]

<i>Illustrations: Studio Fee Overbeeke</i><p>HR Trends for 2017:<p><i>The HR Trend Institute detects, follows and encourages smart and creative use of trends in the</i> …

Human Resources
Leadership

4 Reasons Your Company Culture is Too Rigid

Companies That Want the Best Talent Need to Prioritize Work-Life Balance<p>Recently, I met with an HR leader from a 150-year-old corporation who was making a case for increased work-life balance. She felt sure that allowing more employees to set their own schedule and work from home would help this …

The Workplace

The worst part of your workday probably happens before you even get to the office

It's fitting that I'm writing this story on a day when I spent 15 minutes waiting for the train, which never came, meaning I had to walk another 15 minutes in the rain to a different train station.<p>This story, of course, being a story about commuting — and how <b>most of us underestimate just how</b> …

The Workplace

What Do Millennial and Gen Z Employees Want in the Workplace?

Author Jill Schiefelbein chats with Dan Schawbel about research his company has conducted showing commonalities and differences between millennial and Gen Z employees in the workplace<p><i>This video is part of a series brought to you by Entrepreneur’s book division, Entrepreneur Press, the publisher of</i> …

Leadership

4 Major HR Trends You'll See In 2017

We are already three months past the beginning of 2017, and some HR trends and practices are being redesigned or newly created. While we have seen a …

Human Resources

How to Fix Your Toxic Office Culture in 5 Steps With Tools You Already Have

Breaking free of homogeneous workspaces is easier than you might think, as long as you know the specific actions to take.<p>Across America and around the globe, people of all different walks of life are mixing together. Even so, it still takes some finesse and deliberate choice to create an …

The Workplace

Expert Interview Series: Tom Haak of the HR Trend Institute on the Evolution of HR

Tom Haak is the director of the HR Trend Institute. We recently asked him for his insight on how HR has evolved over the past three decades and what …

Our Delusions About Talent

<b>Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic,</b> professor of business psychology at University College London, dispels some of the myths that have persisted in the 20 years since McKinsey coined the phrase “war for talent.” He argues the science of talent acquisition and retention is still in its early stages. …

Harvard Business Review

CC’ing the Boss on Email Makes Employees Feel Less Trusted

Ali is sitting at his desk, clearing out his email inbox. Tamika, a colleague, has sent him a question about a client they share, and Ali isn’t entirely sure of the answer. So when he replies, he figures he’ll cc their team leader, so that she can chime in if he’s gotten anything wrong. Ali thinks …

The Workplace

Shared office evangelist WeWork is now designing private offices

WeWork made its name renting shared office spaces to startups and other small companies in trendy buildings with fruit water and ping-pong tables. But in a bid to lure larger and more mature clients, WeWork is testing a new business proposition: offices for companies that, when it comes to the …

The Workplace

40 Years of Research Proves Women Are Better Managers Than Men Because They Tend to Have This Crucial Skill

To create highly engaged workforces you'll have to focus on these four keys areas.<p>In a Gallup report based on over four decades of research, including the analysis of 27 million employees' responses, female managers outperform their male counterparts when it comes to driving employee engagement. …

Team Building

Science Found the 5 Things That Drive Employees to Go Above and Beyond

One study, 23,000 employees, 45 countries. The results? Priceless.<p>Ever wonder what is the ideal employee experience that leads to great work performance and positive work cultures? What about what <i>drives</i> these positive work experiences and happy workers?"<p>I found the answers, thanks to a notable …

Employee Engagement

How These Entrepreneurs Managed Team Dynamics As Their Companies Grew

Often, it's easy for a small startup team to work together effectively. It's only when the company grows that the troubles begin.<p>Back in 2009, at a street festival in Cambridge, Mass., Todd Horton founded KangoGift alongside a team of four. What started as a concept of sending a gift to a friend …

Team Building

Why So Many Businesses Mess Up Employee Development

Too often, businesses fail to identify their employees' strengths and toss money into training that won't take.<p>Employers who want to invest in employee development through a talent mobility program need to know each employee’s strengths and weaknesses. Unfortunately, as the 2015 Talent Mobility …

Employee Engagement

We all thought having more data was better. We were wrong.

“Little data” is not exactly a sexy, attention-grabbing topic. But is more and bigger data really better?<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>For years, the mantra in the world of …

Big Data

Why Good Employees Don't Stay

You're thrilled to have employees that are productive, they get along with others and rarely complain. So why are they quitting?<p>When your team's star players are performing at a high level, it's easy to assume that everything is fine. However, it's important to keep your finger on the pulse of …

Leadership

7 Things Great Bosses Tell Their Employees Every Single Day

Leaders have the power to get their people super motivated -- or not.<p>Ever wondered what the best bosses whisper to their employees to get them so motivated and glad to be working every single day? Here's your chance to find out.<p>1. I trust you.<p>These three words tell your employees that you believe …

Leadership

'People Analytics' Can Save You From Costly H.R. Mistakes

Here are five of those mistakes, just to start. Interested yet?<p>"Data tells a compelling story -- way more compelling than whatever I can articulate," Maia Josebachvili, vice president of strategy, marketing and people at the recruitment software company, Greenhouse, told me.<p>Josebachvilli is like so …

Analytics

Breaking the Glass Ceiling Starts With Changing Workplace Culture

At the eighth annual Women in the World New York Summit, four female executives discussed the cultural factors that have led to fewer women in leadership roles.<p>Men designed the traditional concept of career success, Arianna Huffington argues, and it’s holding women back.<p>“It’s not enough for women …

Gender

Want to Build The Best Teams? Science Says You Need These 2 Types of Diversity

Diversity is no longer limited to age, gender, or race. The best-performing teams also represent diversity in non-visible ways too.<p>When we think of diversity, the first aspects that come to mind are age, gender, race, and other visible characteristics. Over the years, many people have believed that …

Psychology

The 6 Mistakes You Make When You Work In An Office But Have Remote Team Members

If you’re experiencing remote team growing pains in your office, here are some tried and true tips to ensure your remote employees do not feel, well, …

6 Employee Perks That Matter (and 2 That Don't)

Beyond the basics, a handful of benefits can make the difference between a company that attracts top talent and those people going elsewhere.<p>There are several core perks that employees expect, even at a startup: medical and dental insurance, vacation and paid time off, performance bonuses, and a …

The Workplace

Want a Happier Workplace? Studies Say The Best Companies Do These 5 Things Every Single Day

It will not only make employees happy, it will increase their productivity.<p>Making happy workplaces and happy employees sounds so, what's the word...Disney-like. In the results-oriented, bottom-line business world, does happiness really fit in, or is this the stuff of Tinker Bell, Cinderella and …

The Workplace

Disappointing news about employee engagement from Gallup

Last month I wrote about the new Gallup report, <i>State of the American Workplace</i>, and discussed some of its broader findings. Now I'm digging in more …

Employee Engagement

6 Bad Work Habits That Will Hurt Your Office Culture

If these examples are running rampant in your company, it may be time to update your resume.<p>There comes a time when we all need to evaluate our work environment and the people we work with to determine if it's hurting our career path, or much worse, our health and well-being.<p>While job safety is …

Leadership