Corporate Culture: A Manager’s Best Tool to Solve Employee Problems

By Candace Coleman, CultureWise Content Manager What positions a business to win in the marketplace? Exceptional leadership, along with competitive products and services, are part of the equation. But a company’s workforce is the engine that powers it along and has the potential to propel it to the top. The best human traits, such as pride in workmanship, enthusiasm, and cooperation, can maximize that engine’s performance. But negative behaviors can slow it down or even cause it to malfunction. A company’s managers have the role of mechanics who keep the engine operating as smoothly as possible. In addition to their …

Corporate Culture vs. Employee Engagement: What’s the Difference?

By Candace Coleman, CultureWise Content Manager The last thing you need while you’re on the front lines running your company is for good people to walk out the door. When it happens, the time and money invested in recruiting and training them go up in smoke, and the strengths they brought to the table leave a vacuum on the team. Their departure is a drain on you, your other staff, and the functionality of the organization. It’s no wonder that the topic of retention is on every business leader’s mind. And when they comb the internet or talk to others …

Remote Company Culture: How to Thrive with a Virtual Team

By Candace Coleman, CultureWise Content Manager When the world hunkered down to weather the COVID-19 storm, business leaders formed strategies to keep things going until circumstances improved. One of their first hurdles was to figure out how staff could operate on a remote basis for a few months. Then the pandemic amped up and raged on. As it became apparent that the situation wasn’t short-term, temporary stop-gap measures became semi-permanent. Much of the business world settled into virtual mode in the ensuing months. As challenging as it was, an interesting thing happened over the course of the year. After the …

When Will I See Results with My Culture Initiative?

By David Friedman, CultureWise Founder and CEO If you’re a business leader, you’re results-oriented. You want to know that expenditures are worth it, initiatives take hold, and goals are achieved. And you’d prefer to see evidence that things are improving sooner rather than later. So now that you’ve decided to work on your culture in a more systematic way, you might be wondering, “How long will it take for us to experience results, and what exactly is it that we should expect to see?”  Your Culture Initiative is a Game Changer There are lots of articles that claim it can …

What’s the ROI on Corporate Culture? 5 Ways Your Culture Initiative Will Pay Off

By Candace Coleman, CultureWise Content Manager “I know that culture is important, but how do we measure the ROI of a culture initiative?” It’s a valid question. As business leaders, we all want to make sure the investments that we make in our organizations pay off. You may have a solid grip on how to measure the ROI on equipment purchases, IT development, or expanding your sales team—things that are easy to chart and compare. But what about something intangible like corporate culture? There are studies that show some tantalizing statistics, claiming companies that focus on their culture have a 52% higher stock …

How Much Time Does a Culture Initiative Take?

By David Friedman, CultureWise Founder/CEO You understand that a strong culture can drive a company’s success. And you can see that becoming more intentional and systematic about your culture with a culture operating system could pay big dividends. But you may be asking yourself, “Who’s got time to do that?”  You and your leadership team already have countless responsibilities to run your business. At CultureWise, we hear this question a lot, and it’s a legitimate concern. Maybe you’re in the middle of rolling out a new ERP system, or hiring a new service manager, or launching a new sales and …

6 Things that Make or Break a Corporate Culture Initiative

By Candace Coleman, CultureWise Content Manager You’ve see examples of companies with thriving cultures, and you want to improve yours.  But you’ve probably also heard about business leaders who tried a culture initiative and fell short.   If you’re at the point of deciding whether to invest in a program like CultureWise, you might be asking yourself questions like: When a culture initiative doesn’t work, what causes it to fail? What are the most important pitfalls to avoid? We’ve done a lot of research at CultureWise to learn what it takes to make a corporate culture initiative successful. And we’ve …

Developing a Great Corporate Culture: DIY vs Hiring a Pro

By Candace Coleman, CultureWise Content ManagerFebruary 1, 2021 You’ve read some books about corporate culture and maybe attended a webinar to learn more about it. Every source you checked made a convincing argument about the multiple benefits of having a strong organizational culture. Now you’re sold. A more dynamic culture is what your company needs to push it to the next level. Which leads you to your first decision: Should I work on improving my company’s culture myself, or do I need to hire professional help? The answer is…it depends. This is a question we hear at CultureWise all the time, and …

7 Benefits of a Strong Corporate Culture

Author: Candace Coleman, Content Manager. January 21, 2021   Corporate culture has been a buzzword in boardrooms for decades, but the term is still frequently misunderstood. Some business leaders view it as a morale-boosting HR concept that has nothing to do with how a company performs. It’s a nice idea they might get around to one day, but right now they have bigger fish to fry. Other CEOs create a “culture” by writing a set of values to reflect what they want people to think about their company. Then they post them on their website and continue to go about business …

What is Corporate Culture and Why Is It So Important in 2021?

Author: Candace Coleman, Content ManagerJanuary 19, 2021 After what seems like eons, 2020 is finally over and we’re cracking open new calendars with cautious optimism. But no one’s forgetting last year’s biggest lesson as we step over the threshold into 2021: anything really can happen. Now more than ever, we’re thinking about being prepared for whatever we may be facing ahead. If you’re a business leader still recovering from 2020’s fallout, you’re probably experiencing a lot of uncertainty as you gear up for the new year. Standard Q1 concerns about profit, staff, and customers are now overlaid by new challenges. …