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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, onboarding and HR Technology.

Why total bans on remote work don't remotely work

Are remote workers more productive? Or are they just slacking off?<p>Three years ago, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer famously banned employees from working …

How to Make Your Employees More Creative at Work

In every type of job, there is always room for creativity and innovation.<p>In every type of job, there is always room for creativity and innovation. It is not only art or technology that needs to be creative and innovative. Even in accounting there are ways to be more creative. For example; you can …

The Workplace

You Don't Need to Force Culture. Just Listen to Your Employees

Stop trying to force corporate culture. Instead, realize that if you have great people who are the right fit for the problem being solved, great things and a wonderful culture will happen naturally.<p>Culture is one of those buzzwords that startups love to talk about, praise themselves for, and use to …

Leadership

What Do Millennials Want From Their Employers, Exactly? This Study Sums It Up in 1 Sentence

For companies looking to attract and retain millennial talent, take this cue from 8,000 millennials questioned across 30 countries about what truly matters in the workplace.<p>One of my go-to resources for discovering the latest insights on millennials is Deloitte's reputable Millennial Survey. This …

Millennials

How HR Can Become Agile (and Why It Needs To)

If software has eaten the world, then agile has eaten the software world. While initially designed to improve the responsiveness of software development teams, more recently agile has become the default team-based operational model for companies big and small, across industries and sectors, with …

Harvard Business Review

How Managers Drive Results and Employee Engagement at the Same Time

Is it possible to be a high-standards, results-driven leader while at the same time building an engaged, fun-to-work-with team? Many people would contend that doing either of these things well makes it almost impossible to succeed at the other. And yet our examination of 360-degree assessment data …

Leadership

'A Data-Driven Culture Is A Must To Be Successful In This Space' | Articles | Chief Data Officer

HR departments have a reputation as laggards when it comes to implementing new technologies, and data analytics is no exception. This is a reputation …

C-suite Leadership

The Future of Work: How the Workplace Is Changing in 2017

Technology is rapidly transforming the workplace. Some changes will create dramatic shifts in the long-term future of work. For instance, reports …

The Workplace

Grief leave is catching on with more companies

There’s almost no harder task than to keep working after losing a close family member. Companies are increasingly recognizing that. This week, …

The Workplace

HR Must Make People Analytics More User-Friendly

Managing HR-related data is critical to any organization’s success. And yet progress in HR analytics has been glacially slow. Consulting firms in the U.S. and Europe lament the slow progress. But a Harvard Business Review analytics study of 230 executives suggests a stunning rate of anticipated …

Analytics

Elon Musk Sent an Extraordinary Email to Employees--and Taught a Major Lesson in Leadership

When the going gets tough, true leaders take action.<p>Tesla, the electric automobile manufacturer led by famed CEO Elon Musk, has struggled mightily with safety over the past few years. California nonprofit Worksafe, a worker safety advocacy group, recently made headlines when it reported that injury …

Leadership

Here's the Secret to Improving Employee Engagement That Every Company Can Afford

Everyone benefits from a values-based culture.<p>Employers take note: you’re not holding the attention or interest of your employees. Think you’re an exception to the rule? Think again. Seventy percent of American employees report being disengaged at work, and three out of four are currently looking …

Employee Engagement

Can’t hear yourself think in your new open-concept office? You’re not alone

Whistle while you work, it will drive everyone else crazy.<p>Sure, it’s an old joke, but distracting, unwanted noise is an increasing problem for employees in modern open-concept offices. The design trend is to remove acoustic tiles from ceilings and rip out carpeting and dividing walls that …

The Workplace

4 Key HR Processes You Should Automate Now

There is no denying that some HR processes require theThe post 4 Key HR Processes You Should Automate Now appeared first on iamwire.

Human Resources

Report: HR Lags in Using Data to Make Decisions

​Although 83 percent of HR leaders agree that all people decisions should be based on data and analytics, just 37 percent use data to solve people …

Human Resources

Fire Your Chief Happiness Officer

It’s not your employer’s job to make you happy, and that’s probably better for both of you.<p>F<b>irst, some bad news:</b> Your employer doesn’t really care …

Happiness

6 Common Things Good Managers Do to Create Engaged Teams

Good managers create and boost employee engagement. A lot of managers have room for improvement.<p>As a manager, you have a powerful effect on how engaged your organization will ultimately be. Employee engagement is ultimately a <i>viral</i> phenomenon. True, the word is terribly overused in a time when …

Employee Engagement

Culture, not Location, Drives Innovation

Culture, trust, and incentives matter more than whether or not your employees are working from home.<p>In one of those "what were they thinking" headslappers, IBM has mandated that everyone who works for IBM must report to an office. I'm old enough (it was only a decade ago) to remember when IBM told …

Innovation

Gender And Work: The Power of Flexibility

170 years. That’s how long it could take to achieve economic parity according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report. What’s even more shocking is that the sluggish pace in Asian countries like China and India mean the region might only see the gender pay gap close in 111 to 1000 …

The Workplace

How to Take Control of Your Leadership Style When You Suspect You Might Be a Bad Boss

Don't let other aspects the business prevent you from staying in touch with your employees.<p>Not everyone is a natural born leader. Managing people and growing a company are two very different things, and both are incredibly demanding both physically and emotionally. Whether you're flying to your …

Leadership

Decades of research shows most people quit their job for the same reason — but employers don't realize

In my line of work, I do a lot of listening to managers bickering about losing good employees. It's understandable — turnover is costly and disruptive.<p>So, many of them will point fingers somewhere, but the data I receive from exit interview reports, feedback instruments, and employee engagement …

Leadership

The 6 Dumb Reasons Executives Like Open Plan Offices

Why do executives ignore overwhelming scientific evidence that Open Plan Offices are a productivity disaster?<p>Numerous studies prove that Open Plan Offices make employees both less healthy and less productive, with scant benefits. Why, then, do so many executives continue to embrace these disastrous …

The Workplace

4 Tips on Getting Ahead of Employee Burnout

Burnout is the cause for half of workplace turnover each year. It's imperative for companies to understand how to keep their employees happy, satisfied and productive.<p>It’s no secret that work can be stressful, but it doesn’t make it easier to face the fact that burnout is the cause for half of …

The Workplace

9 companies that offer amazing perks to their employees

Sometimes your salary comes with steep employee discounts<p>Employee discounts pay dividends when it comes to performance.<p>Employers are finding that …

The Workplace

8 mistakes that make good employees leave

It’s tough to hold on to good employees, but it shouldn’t be. Most of the mistakes that companies make are easily avoided. When you do make mistakes, …

Employment

We Asked 169,000 Workers About What Makes Their Workplace Great. Here's Their Take

You might think you have a great workplace. Here's what employees really want.<p>A great corporate culture isn't something you can buy. It's organic; it has to be cultivated. <i>Inc.</i>'s Best Workplaces celebrates companies that actively strive to build vibrant and engaging cultures. More than 1,600 …

The Workplace

3 lessons on why toxic bosses succeed and how we can stop them

A new study found that many of us are working with bosses who are making us miserable.<p>A Life Meets Work survey of 1,000 college-educated U.S. …

Employee Engagement

To Be a Great Boss, Show These 4 Traits to Your Employees Every Day (Most Never Do)

You will find the founders and CEOs of some of the best companies in the world, including The Container Store, Nordstrom and Zappos displaying these unconventional traits.<p>I've done my fair share of researching what true leadership looks like over the years. What I've found is that all great leaders …

Leadership

4 Ways to Use a 'Social Mindset' and Boost Employee Engagement

Social mindset means everyone can see and feel his or her individual value, making for more engagement.<p>There is no such thing as employee-engagement "quick fixes." In spite of what employers may be led to believe that they can accomplish using trendy workplace hacks, engagement is an issue that …

Employee Engagement