Integrity, honesty, transparency, and ethics. These highly valued characteristics are critical in building trust, engagement, and commitment in the workplace. But the importance of ethics goes beyond the accepted treatment of employees: ethics represent the core values that will shape decision-making behaviors throughout the organization. Many companies have published ethics and compliance policies. By having … Continue reading The Unethical Boss: Is Your Culture a Willing Accomplice?
We’ve all heard about the importance of “engaging” employees. Engaged employees are: Happier and more satisfied in their jobs. Less likely to leave the company for a better opportunity. Able to be more productive and create higher quality results for customers. The foundation for organizational constancy, profitability, and sustainability. Sounds great, huh? But what is … Continue reading Start Igniting Employees’ Passion (Instead of Engagement)
(This is part 1 in a 5-part series on why change initiatives fail.) Throughout the years, researchers have discovered that 70% of organizational change initiatives fail. One of the primary reasons cited is the ambiguity associated with making "change." Qualitative metrics are often ignored. Aligning the outcomes with economic realities are often over-emphasized. Human fears … Continue reading Why Change Initiatives Fail: Position Power vs. Network Power
According to findings in the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer, 63% of employees DO NOT trust their organizational leaders. In 2018, EY's global study on trust in the workplace found that less than half of respondents had a "great deal of trust" in their employers, boss, or colleagues. Is this lack of trust something that should keep organizational … Continue reading Building a Culture of Trust: The 10 Crucial Elements to Sustain Trust in the Workplace
Change management has been around for a long time...so you'd think we'd finally get it right. But, unfortunately, studies have consistently found that 70% of change initiatives ultimately fail to achieve their desired results. That means that the tumultuous work environment and emotional/physical toll on workers resulted in the status quo rather than the idealized … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why 70% of Change Initiatives Fail: After 60 Years, We Still Don’t Get It