Allan Stewart is a “Born Leader” Even though I have heard this statement about me; it is simply not true. There is no such thing as a “born leader”. The term born leader is one of the most misleading (and dangerous) comments of our time. Years of research have proven that no one personality type […]
The most important difference between Climate and Culture lies with what their surveys tell organizations, and what organizations can do with this information. What does each survey predict and how can organizations change their results?
Whether you’re an internal HR director or an independent consultant, building a holistic program using an integrated approach is to your advantage. Not only are you providing your participants with a common language and framework for their development, but your efforts will be rewarded with longer lasting and more significant change, giving your programs a competitive edge. When you factor in the strength of Human Synergistics assessments, with their rich history of thoroughly researched data, you’re building a program that will help you help us “change the world, one organization at a time”
Happy New Year!
The start of a new year. This is a time when people look back at the previous twelve months with either nostalgia or sometimes regret and look forward to the upcoming year with hope. For many, that means setting resolutions or goals. Setting New Year’s Resolutions is indicative of the willingness of people to take more control of who they are and where they are going – in other words – become more achievement oriented.
Season’s Greetings Everyone:
As 2021 winds to a close, I wanted to share my thoughts on the past year, as well as my hopes for the future. Now, more than any other time, we must continue to think and act in Constructive ways. For, it is only by continuing to control how we think and feel about ourselves, our relationships with others, and the tasks ahead of us can we emerge from this pandemic as strong (or stronger) than we were before.
In an industry saturated with any number of team building activities, Human Synergistics Desert Survival Simulation™ is the single most popular training tool in the world. It has been used around the world in every possible industry for 50 years. The Subarctic Survival Simulation™ is a close second. Why are these and other survival simulations from Human Synergistics so popular among workshop and seminar leaders, as well as consultants and university professors? The simple answer is that they are fun! But there are more, complex reasons for their popularity.
How Leaders Impact Culture
Over the years, one the questions that almost always comes up when starting to assess and change and organization’s culture is “What’s the best way to improve our culture quickly?”
While there is no ‘quick fix’ when it comes to long-term, sustainable culture change, there is one constant causal factor that always needs to be addressed in some way. That of course, is Leadership.
In March of 2020, offices everywhere began to send their employees home. Little did we know the scope and magnitude of what we were facing. Figuring out virtual meetings, dealing with kids and pets, and watching the world seemingly unravel from the isolation of our computer screens, all took its toll. But what about organizations? We’ve all heard of businesses that have thrived and failed during The Pandemic, either by circumstance or strategy, but what’s been going on inside those organizations? What about the Culture?
Any organization that has gone through a merger has probably spent a lot of time and money ensuring that the “numbers” of the new organization will work. In contrast, few bother to look at what will really makes the new company successful – the people.
Culture is the overall expectations of members’ attitudes and behaviours – what it takes to “fit in”. These expectations can be communicated subtly, sub-consciously or explicitly. For non-management personnel, culture answers questions such as “How do I fit in? How do I excel? And, (sometimes) how do I survive?” For management, culture answers questions more like, “How do I expect people to fit in, excel and survive?”