This may be hard to imagine, but people are not choosing your company, product, or service because you’ve been in business for a hundred years.
We all know how important a first impression is. It can be a friend maker, a breath taker, or a deal breaker.
LinkedIn is your professional presence. It’s your online business card. It’s a virtual networking event that never shuts down. Yes! You’re invited. And yes! You should participate.
But that doesn’t mean there aren’t any LinkedIn no-nos.
There's a lot of talk about the benefits of a strong organizational culture, and increasing amounts of research to back it up. Great company culture can result in happier, more engaged employees, lower turnover, higher profitability, and even increased customer satisfaction.
But there is another benefit to consider as well. A strong culture will allow your organization more leeway when it comes to taking risks and making mistakes— two things that are critical to organizational growth.
When did we stop being willing to pay for the things we value? Who told us we should get everything for free?
Once upon a time, we all bought into the notion that everybody was “working for the weekend.”
We also bought into righteous guitar solos, mullets, and red leather pants. And while I think we can all agree that guitar solos should definitely make a comeback, we should also agree to let those other things go.
Disruptive. Innovative. Revolutionary.
Perhaps you’ve used these popular buzz words to describe your company’s product, vision, environment, or culture. In today’s business world, these virtues are overwhelmingly hailed as positive. Necessary, even. But from an employee perspective, they can be exhausting.
Finding and hiring the right people is a critical part of your business success. But if all of those fantastic employees are working alone or in silos, you won’t get the results you’re looking for.
Yes, it’s important to have capable contributors on staff, but successful companies also require successful collaboration, communication, and teamwork.
“It’s better to have one person working with you than it is to have three people working for you.” --Author unknown
In the past, we’ve advocated pretty strongly for the separation of politics and work— and for some pretty darn good reasons. That said, there is mounting evidence that politics at work may be the new normal, and this new business/political reality requires some new rules of engagement.