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Key Benefits of Team-Building Activities

By Dave Wheelock

Probably the most common issue of supporting team-building activities is justifying the time and expense. This has always been a problem in the business world, but if your organization wants to operate in a constructive and effective way, the importance of team building and cost of related learning activities is cheap when compared to the invaluable experience and benefits.

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Successful culture change is a leadership commitment, not a project. Leadership is about action—behaving in new ways that set an example. Commitment is needed because employees look to the leaders to see whether their behaviors align with their words.

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An Opportunity at Hand, Seize the Day

By Madeline Marquardt

Rarely are organizational leaders presented with an inflection point where they have an opportunity to shape the future of their organization's workplace. The timing is perfect for a strategic-level conversation to ensure the organization's mission and purpose inspire employees to achieve.

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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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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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