What is Corporate Culture?

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What is Corporate Culture? Posted on June 26, 2018 by Jonathan Mills When I tell someone that I consult on corporate culture, the first question they ask is, “What is corporate culture?” To be fair, this subject is nebulous and broad; but understanding its meaning is critical to managing what is ultimately an extremely powerful force in your organization. So, …

5 Things Execs Can do to Attract Talent

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5 Things Execs Can do to Attract Talent Posted on June 21, 2018 by Jonathan Mills Corporate culture creates a distinct opportunity for executives to help attract talent. In fact, by fostering culture they can have more influence over employee attraction than anyone else in the organization. But how? The answer isn’t through competitive pay and benefits (though those are …

When and How to Use External Rewards

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When and How to Use External Rewards Posted on June 14, 2018 by Jonathan Mills Knowing how to motivate employees is critical. Using an inappropriate method or the right method at the wrong time can yield poor results, no results, or negative results. In the worst cases, failure to properly motivate can demoralize your employees and reduce employee retention. However, …

Motivating Employee Retention: Intrinsic Motivation

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Intrinsic Motivation Posted on June 2, 2018 by Jonathan Mills What is Intrinsic Motivation? The “personal why”, more potent and dynamic than an “external why”. That self-drive, the one that seeks out new challenges, is intrinsic motivation. It is the impetus to evaluate self, to master challenges, to find purpose, and to enjoy the journey. Achievements driven by intrinsic motivation …

4 Critical Ways Executives Can Improve Employee Retention and Performance

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4 Ways  Executives Can Improve Employee Retention Posted on May 25, 2018 by Jonathan Mills The executive team has a great deal of influence over an organization’s Corporate Culture, and Human Resources cannot take its place. As an exec, if you want Employee Retention to improve then you need to be active in shaping your culture. Here are four ways …

12 Essentials for Powerful Corporate Culture

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Posted on April 7, 2018 by Jonathan Mills Many organizations struggle with Corporate Culture because it tends to be a nebulous subject. It is much easier to make decisions about things that are black and white, especially when it comes to making strategic decisions. But Corporate Culture is critical to success! If you don’t pay attention to your human capital, …