Sustaining Us: How Organizations Are Evolving to Meet the Future Of Work

Recently, GE explained how it will deeply revise performance reviews — an often untenable practice which has plagued organizations, both large and small for decades.  Heavy with the burden of process and time, yearly reviews have long been the bane of organizations and managers. When the facts were thoughtfully considered, the value of these reviews…

Encouraging Connection to Create Happier (and More Productive) Workplaces

In the opening pages of Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell tells the story of a group of Italian immigrants who settle the town of Roseto, Pennsylvania (See the excerpt in the New York Times here.) They originally emerged as remarkable in one highly distinct way — their formidable resilience to heart disease. (The incidence of heart disease…

To Build a Healthy Culture Acknowledge How We Differ

Building an improved organizational culture can’t happen without considering how we differ from one another. If we fail to recognize that we are indeed individuals — and act on that knowledge — workplaces will likely not change for the better. As a psychologist, I encourage organizations to embrace processes and practices that recognize how employees…

6 Elements That Build Your Organization’s Cultural Core

In this ever-changing world of work, I’m going to go out on a proverbial limb and vote for stability. Not the kind of stability that shoots you in the foot and has the potential to signal an organization’s downfall (resting on laurels, complacency, lack of customer connection). I’m speaking of the kind of internal stability…

Building The New HR: 10 Things We’d Like to See

Building something new requires perspective — and that always demands a moment of pause. So, we went there. We posed a much needed question on LinkedIn: If you could disrupt one aspect of HR to help employees — what would that be? Well, to say the least, these weren’t one-word, one-sided responses. Your comments held…

Acknowledging an Organization’s Cultural Truth

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth. — Buddha Leaders may have an inaccurate view of their own operating culture. This dynamic can create serious issues when we attempt to change how employees engage in conversation about work and career.  As with all initiatives of value — attempting to…

The Engaged Employer

Our habit of defining it as a one-way, employee centered construct should be revised. Organizations also exhibit “engaged behaviors” — critical in helping us to connect with our work.  In many cases, engagement is influenced by the organizational processes that affect our daily experiences. We can’t affect the engagement crisis alone — our employers need…

What We Want: Cultures that Acknowledge Career Alignment

Everyday across the world we hit our morning alarms — sip our coffee — and go to work. Whether we arrive at an office, a co-working space or plant ourselves in front of a sunny window at home, we arrive and make a very deliberate commitment. The  commitment to bring the best of ourselves to…

10 Things We Need to Grow at Work

>>> Help us grow — we’re in Beta. Take Culturesprout’s career survey here. <<< Heads up employers — I hope you are listening. We posed a simple question on our LinkedIn channel to test the waters: In your opinion, what is the single element that employers need to provide to help careers flourish? Hundreds of…

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At Culturesprout we’re exploring how healthy cultures grow fulfilling careers. Designed by the team who brought you the New York Times Best Sellers The Alliance — and The Start-Up of You — we’re creating a database that helps contributors like you seek and share information about organizations and careers. Here’s where you enter the picture—…