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Posts from the ‘Organizational Culture’ Category

Don’t Make Me Happy

I’ve just spent a week working with a few of my Actionable colleagues on the other side of the world. This gave me cause to reflect on both the obvious and intangible elements that contribute to our exceptionally collaborative team culture. It also meant that I had a lot of time on several airplanes to catch up on my reading list. Something that had been in my Pocket list for awhile was this short article by Olivia Godhill about employee happiness. I wrote about this topic years ago, and have since mostly ignored the employee happiness hype, but it continues to be an alarmingly popular aspiration for many in HR.

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Did We Create the “Passionate Quitter”?

If you had to choose between two employees for your organization, both solid performers, one deeply passionate about their work and profession but who will leave within 3 years, and the other who is looking for a long-term career with your company but sees this work as “just a job”, who would you pick?  .

If you chose the passionate employee who’s likely to move on soon, why? I’m not suggesting that this choice is wrong. But I am curious about the reasons behind it.

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Why HR Should Talk Less About Culture

This week an old post of mine, HR’s Sloppy Thinking About Culture, was shared on LinkedIn and then Twitter (thank you very much Simon Jones and Rob Briner). Once I got over the initial shock that five years have passed since I wrote it, it seemed like a good opportunity to revisit the topic of organizational culture.

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What I Learned at WorkHuman 2017

When several of the smartest people in your network all tell you to do the same thing...well, you do it. Which is how I found myself in Phoenix, Arizona this week at WorkHuman 2017

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Weekly Musings – May 28, 2017

A weekly post in which I share thoughts provoked by (some of) the great content I came across this week(ish).

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Weekly Musings – May 14, 2017

A weekly post in which I share thoughts provoked by (some of) the great content I came across this week(ish).

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Weekly Musings – May 7, 2017

A weekly post in which I share thoughts provoked by (some of) the great content I came across this week(ish).

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Weekly Musings – April 30, 2017

A weekly post in which I share thoughts provoked by (some of) the great content I read this week(ish).

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Weekly Musings – April 23, 2017

A weekly post in which I share (some of) the thoughts provoked by great content I read this week(ish).

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Weekly Musings – April 16, 2017

A weekly post in which I share (some of) the most thought-provoking content I read this week(ish), which I am too lazy to write full blog posts about.

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