Why Company Culture Matters

KnowledgeCity

What does the word “culture” mean in terms of the workplace? The Employers Resource Council defines workplace culture as “the character and personality of an organization that makes it unique and is the sum of its values, traditions, beliefs, interactions, behaviors and attitudes.”

GLD 2: Defining Leadership Across Cultures

Your Training Edge

When training for leadership across cultures, it’s necessary to be mindful of the fact that the concept and definitions of leadership may be different across cultures. And before we proceed, let’s define a “culture”. What traits, attitudes, and education create that profile?

How To Create a Culture of Continuous Learning

Docebo

In sport, and in business, it’s a desire to constantly be better. . Why Should Organizations Create a Culture of Continuous Learning? Top performing companies are five-times more likely to have a culture of learning, but only 31% of organizations have established learning cultures. .

2015 - Year of the Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

The theme that cuts across most of my blog posts from last year is creating and sustaining a learning culture in organizations. As a way of review, I’ve selected five blog posts about a learning culture from 2015 that have the most interest for readers.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

critical skills needed to achieve a specific business. design a curriculum solution that: • has a clear goal tied to a well- articulated business problem, • meets the needs of your target. of addressing a business need. to solve the business problems that need solving.

How Coaching Can Help the Majority Culture Understand Difference

CLO Magazine

Yet managers, often representatives of the dominant or “majority culture,” may not always feel comfortable or confident in addressing foreign national employees with regard to cultural disconnects. Leadership Development coaching Majority Culture multicultural workforce

Thriving in Diversity: Cultural Quotient and the Creative Workplace

Your Training Edge

Dubai is a rich and extraordinary mix of people, cultures and languages; our stores are brand names that hail from all over the world; it is possible to eat from any cuisine from any corner of the globe; worldwide businesses have made a home in Dubai.

Agile eLearning development (2): Culture

Challenge to Learn

But when I was preparing this post I realized that I had to cover something else first; Culture. But more importantly I found out that it is about trust and not about control and therefore it is about the culture of your company. Post 3: Agile eLearning development (2): Culture.

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Developing an Organization-wide Culture of Learning – Some Tactics

G-Cube

The benefits of a strong learning culture are many. Even with the best learning infrastructure, innovative learning design and engaging content, if there is a marked lack of enthusiasm then the problem might lie in the culture of your organization.

Organizational Culture: Ignore at Your Own Risk

The Performance Improvement Blog

The term “culture” is getting much use these days, but I’m afraid it has become a Rorschach for whatever people want to say about an organization. was asked, “What is the company’s culture?” So, what is organizational culture and why is it so important?

5 Levels of Company Culture and How to Impact Yours Positively

Learnloft

We have all heard the famous quote from Peter Drucker, “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” ” While there have been compelling arguments on both sides of the equation, there is no doubt company culture is important. No one wants to work in a Toxic culture.

Reasons why every business needs a good leadership

Your Training Edge

A successful business is not only composed of business strategies but also exceptional leadership. A business that has all the fundamental things which are needed to operate a business but lacks a good leader will not be able to retain its positioning the market.

The Cultural Revolution

CLO Magazine

I believe the L&D function has a fiduciary obligation to the organization’s culture, its purpose and overarching future. The L&D profession has to become an instigator, a leader and a catalyst for culture change. The organization is in need of a culture change leader.

The 4 pillars of an engaging organizational and learning culture

Matrix

Building strong, engaging workplace cultures that rely on collaboration and continuous learning is the only way of (at least partially) addressing the shift in generations. Hire those who fit into the culture, not into the job description.

3 Essentials for Nurturing a Positive Compliance Culture

Interactive Services

According to a recent Deloitte study , 94-per cent of executives and 80-per cent of employees believe that corporate culture is important. Within a workplace culture, employees share assumptions, attitudes, beliefs and values. Promote an Inclusive and Safe Workplace Culture.

The Importance of a Cohesive Company Culture

Coreaxis

These questions don’t necessarily have right or wrong answers but they can help you define your company’s culture. Organizational culture is essentially the personality of that organization. In each instance, the company’s brand belied the company’s culture.

How Fostering A Learning Culture Will Help Your Organization Grow!

TalentLMS

We’re talking, of course, about organizational culture. Initially sidelined as a ‘wishy-washy HR concept’, organizational culture has earned its recognition as one of the most influential assets an organization can possess today. Because cultures come in different forms.

7 Ways to Create a Coaching Culture

CLO Magazine

I magine your organization with a culture of coaching, where every interaction is an opportunity to learn, gain insight and increase performance. The magic of a coaching culture is that it is infectious. Constructively confront unhelpful behaviors, practices and attitudes.

Skills development: it’s time to revamp learning culture

Coorpacademy

But in order to equip employees with the skills needed to thrive, professionals in learning and development need to create a culture that delivers life-long learning at work. To stop corporate learning being a poor investment, this culture needs to change.

7 Reasons Why Developing a Corporate Learning Program is Necessary for Your Business

Your Training Edge

But making your Millennial employees more loyal is not the only reason why developing a corporate learning program is necessary for your business. So, let’s discover more reasons why your business can benefit from corporate training.

Top 4 Problems with Diversity Training and How to Fix Them

KnowledgeCity

Most people immediately think of coworkers who have different ethnic, gender, and cultural orientations, or those with physical or mental disabilities. It can foster a worse attitude toward diversity. Diversity is a buzzword that seems to be everywhere these days.

Social Business by the Numbers

Marcia Conner

In followup to my list of websites with data relevant to social business , many people have asked for pointers to some of the most interesting data about social media, social business, and engagement. 11% believe the use of social media for business purposes is a passing fad.

The importance of a Knowledge Sharing Culture

Growth Engineering

We’ll also see how the learning and development community is innovating to combat this trend and pave the way for a more collaborative culture. First, let’s look at the catalysts that are forcing business leaders to re-examine their approach to knowledge management.

Balanced Blending: Company Culture Lessons from American Distilleries

Everwise

They have unique company cultures with challenges that aren’t often in the spotlight, so we talked to two successful domestic distilleries to see what we could learn from their experiences.

Cultural success

Clark Quinn

I’ve been a wee bit busy this week, engaged on two different initiatives involved in improving what the organizations are doing. The interesting bit was that there were two widely different cultures, and yet each was successful. Normally, we look at the elements of successful learning cultures as providing safety and reward for contributing, acceptance of diversity, and other dimensions. Instead of warm and fuzzy, there’s much more attitude and edge.

The Business Partnership Award

CLO Magazine

that has demonstrated exceptional business impact from their workforce development programs. To improve these soft skills, Bechtel University created an interactive, business-relevant program that works for all types of learners. This shift in attitude works.

Why You Need Learning to Support Your Company Culture

eLearningMind

They say that what’s good for the goose is good for the gander, but in business, it can feel like what’s good for the goose… is selfishly just good for the goose. While it’s true that this sensibility can give employees some amazing benefits, the idea that any work perk is only in place to help the organization’s bottom line doesn’t always reinforce a positive company culture. A Culture of Learning . An open learning culture offers clarity.

3 Levels of Culture Your Company MUST Avoid

Learnloft

Most of us can name companies known for not only their monetary success but their success in creating a culture in which employees are proud and happy to belong. Culture is a set of living relationships working towards a shared goal. No one wants to work in a Toxic culture.

Is Your Sexual Harassment Training Designed to Drive a Culture of Change?

Interactive Services

“Many of us want to be heard, very few of us want to be identified, but all of us want this culture to change.” What this often leads to, however, is training that may technically meet the mandated requirements but that does little to affect the workplace culture.

Pros and Cons of Recruiting for Cultural Fit

Coreaxis

Cultural fit is the likelihood that someone will reflect and/or be able to adapt to the core beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that make up your organization. . –Harvard Business Review. Let’s look at the pros and cons of recruiting with an eye on cultural fit.

This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

The Purpose of Business is Learning. Yes, the purpose of business is to make a profit, retain customers, be sustainable, satisfy shareholders, and, for some, make a difference in the community. It’s the Culture. A learning culture is all of this and more.

Why Learning Is The Most Valuable Element of Workplace Culture

Mindflash

I find that listening to how they describe their own organization — its values, behaviors, and attitudes — often shows more about the company’s real culture than anything the management says. Therefore workplace culture is the least common denominator of all performance.”.

Internet culture

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

I expect attitudes like Internet values to underpin exemplary corporate learning in the future. The long tail : When it comes to learning opportunities, small businesses, esoteric specialists and fast-moving teams traditionally have been short-changed.

Re-thinking Learning and Performance from a Business Standpoint

ID Reflections

Why are businesses failing? For a business leader / CEO or anyone else responsible for the bottom line and for sanctioning the training money, learning doesn’t really matter. It’s the business continuity and profit that are the yardsticks of successful performance. I have just tried to explore various reasons as to why even well-designed programs fail to achieve the desired business results. What does matter – critically – is performance and the impact on business.

Pull, Don’t Push, Employee Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

* This post first appeared in The Business Thinker and The Knowledge Star Blog and is co-authored by David Grebow. The major change in business today is the rate of change. Now, crowdfunding can raise millions of dollars for a new business in a few weeks." – John Psarouthakis.

Everyone is an SME

E-Learning Provocateur

When humans work in a domain day in, day out, they familiarise themselves with it; they grow to understand its subtleties; they think up ideas to improve it; and they recognise the difference between business reality and academic fallacy when other people talk about it.

Emotional Business

Jay Cross

Emotional business (which I will christen EB right here and now) concerns precisely the same thing it takes to replace 19th-20th century management with Management 3.0: That’s what it take to be an emotional business. It’s the make or break discipline of social business.