happy workplace

12 Things Happy Workplaces Have in Common

People want to be happy at work. It’s really not that complicated. What does that look like? I’m so happy you asked. Happy workplaces tend to have a few things in common. 1. People Are Free to be Human As one of my clients said so well the other day as we worked on creating a unique[…]

Your company culture will never change

12 Reasons Your Company Culture Will Never Change

Culture is a hot topic, but it’s also a complex one. People conceptualize culture differently, and so consequently culture change is conceptualized differently as well. Regardless of how exactly you think of culture and culture change, one thing we know is that only a fraction of change efforts are successful. That’s not due to a[…]

how to lose friends and alienate employees

How to Lose Friends and Alienate Employees

Let’s get real. All that Dale Carnegie stuff is nonsense. What we really need to talk about is how we can lose friends and alienate teammates. The reason I say this is because not only is all this “humanizing workplaces” stuff getting out of hand, but many companies still maintain structures and cultures that create[…]

employee engagement formula

My Top-Secret Employee Engagement Formula

“Not another post about employee engagement.” Hey, I don’t blame you for thinking it. If you do a Google search for employee engagement, I suspect you’ll come up with roughly 23,900,000 results. Give or take. But this post — this post will be different than almost any of those. Of that I’m quite certain. You[…]