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Nonprofit Organizational Culture Assessment Findings

By Arief Kartolo, Carolyn Rauti and Catherine Kwantes

The usefulness of organizational culture as a construct for research and an assessment tool for organizations has been well established over the past decades.1 While research and practice involving organizational culture are, to a large extent, associated with for-profit organizations, crucial work in the usefulness of understanding organizational culture for non-profit organizations and its actual impact and practicality can be found in broad sectors of society.

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Stress and Well-Being in the Workplace

By Cheryl Boglarsky

Stress and well-being have been implicated as being associated with employees’ physical health, motivation, and job satisfaction. With proper planning, leaders can help reduce stress and optimize employees’ mental health and these related outcomes.

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Create Constructive Cultures and Impact the World

By Robert Cooke, Ph.D.

Over 30 years of research across thousands of organizations using the Organizational Culture Inventory® has shown positive relationships between Constructive cultural norms (that is, expectations for members to behave constructively in order to “fit in”) and motivation, engagement, teamwork, quality, external adaptability and, ultimately, profitability.

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Being an agent of change" is not considered a difficult challenge, as the sentence reads originally. But changing, or transforming, an org's culture is. So this may need finessing. How about: "Being an agent of change for an organization's culture requires solid strategic and communications skills. Those experienced in helping organizations to change their culture confirm that it can be a massive undertaking.

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Changing to a Thriving Culture

By Kathy Hagler

With a solid mission in place, a focus on the ideal culture, along with improved processes and procedures and more-clearly defined roles, leaders and members know where they're headed and how to get there.

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Unfear: An Inside Out Approach to Business Transformation

By Gaurav Bhatnagar, Mark Minukas and Shobha Nayar

Instead of letting fear drive knee-jerk, dysfunctional reactions, we seek to help people transform their relationship to fear so they can recognize fear when it arises and discover a new, constructive and creative response to it.

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Choose Thriving Cultures in 2022

By Kathy Hagler

Having spent a lifetime helping and healing organizations, Kathy Hagler assures us that we can move from crisis to creation. It’s all about choice. Most of us are good at knowing what we don’t want, but not what we do want. This causes us to react subconsciously as opposed to intentionally and consciously setting a course. We are all struggling to survive when we want to thrive—and so are our organizations.

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When Teams Thrive

By Gale Mote

Working collaboratively together, when apart, requires a Constructive, inclusive team culture. Teams make better, faster decisions when they tap into the diverse views of every member while engaging in a process that ensures clarity and commitment for outcomes.

A survival simulation game like the Digital Subarctic Survival Situation is ideal for virtual team building activities, virtual team building games, or learning exercises like team building simulations that helps participants understand and practice behaviors and skills that contribute to effective decision making, which are applicable to most organizational team situations. The exercise requires team members to engage in two critical cohesive behaviors – allowing healthy, productive conflict and creating buy-in for decisions.

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The impact of a Constructive culture does not end within the walls of an organization. HRCI has a significant impact on the HR field. More than 500,000 HR professionals have earned certifications from HRCI, including certification holders in more than 125 countries.

Understanding culture assessment and strategy and the difference between culture vs. climate, will help in your work to change organizational culture through the use of culture assessment tools.

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Culture Change Starts with You

By Tim Kuppler

Culture can be the unstoppable force to maximize your organization's potential, but attempting to understand and evolve culture is not for the faint of heart.

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The power of organizational culture for achieving outcomes of value continues to be increasingly understood and accepted across industries and throughout the world. In the process, however, there has been growing tendency for leaders and consultants to try to create problem- or issue-specific cultures—that is, sets of values and norms narrowly directed toward and defined by the latest or most urgent organizational problems that need to be addressed and resolved.

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There Is a "Right" Culture!

By Bill Bancroft

The right culture doesn’t depend on factors like industry or strategy. The right culture can only be uncovered using the right processes and tools. Do your homework to discover which ones those really are – and that will identify the gaps between current and ideal cultures, propose levers for change and move your leaders, employees and company in a Constructive direction.

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Transitioning to Virtual Facilitation: Five Key Considerations

By Lilac Kordansky and Janet Szumal, PhD

Although virtual facilitation may pose certain challenges, a digital structure also offers many advantages. The insights here will provide you with ideas for designing and delivering engaging learning programs when you and your participants are geographically dispersed.

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History will show this period may be one of the greatest learning opportunities that organizations will ever have. The stakes are high; the decisions that CEOs make will determine the trajectory of their organization, not only for the next few months, but for the next few years.

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Before COVID-19 became a pandemic, the majority of people around the globe were already working remotely and interacting electronically part of the time. However, now that entire organizations are required to temporarily work from home, employers have become increasingly concerned about whether their teams will be able to solve problems effectively and achieve goals in a virtual environment. What can leaders and managers do to support team members to work together effectively?

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Share Something Meaningful with Your Top Leaders

By Janet Szumal, PhD

Among the most important and unique points of Creating Constructive Cultures is that leaders affect culture—and culture affects leaders. At least half of this is missing from just about every culture conversation.

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