Does power lie in the hands of employees? In today’s job market it does, and leaders must address the causes of attrition to retain their workforce. Employee loyalty is hard to earn but ultimately the key to business success.
For many companies, organizational values exist as a part of the employee handbook, or on the company website. But how these values are integrated into day-to-day company culture, studies show, has some room for growth.
Leaders in the workplace can transform people's lives. Margaret Wheeler is living proof of how much can be achieved when we show commitment to our employees. As Chief People & Culture Officer at Stitch Fix, Wheeler has seized every opportunity to drive positive change for her workers.
But why should leaders care? For Margaret, it’s because work is developmental, transformational, and as she thinks about her own work in her life, Wheeler says she’s had the opportunity to change as a human being because of her experiences in the companies she’s been a part of.
Lola.com CEO, Mike Volpe, joined us at TINYcon for an an exploration of the four different disciplines of people ops (spoiler: it’s not just HR anymore!) Mike draws on his experience as a board member, angel investor and startup advisor to explain how the best People Ops executives incorporate elements of marketing, customer success, product management, and sales into their roles.
What exactly is culture and what do you do with it? Mary Miller, who spoke at TINYcon 2018, believes people are a company’s most valuable asset. This recap of her speech discusses culture being an evolving shared mental model for how we make decisions, interact, and deliver value.
Depending on your role in an organization, the concept of self-managed teams may seem either delightfully liberating or like a path to a huge dumpster fire. But when executed and communicated properly, many companies have found success with this structure from both cultural and strategic standpoints.
On a micro level, it might seem like the actions we take day in and day out at our jobs don’t have a large impact on a company as a whole.
But when you see the connections between company culture and larger concepts like improved staff retention, employee engagement, and overall job satisfaction, the impact is clear. The everyday happenings in a company’s culture matter, and they can play a large role in success or failure of an organization.
Leaders today must face a harsh reality that many employees are not as tied to their jobs, or the company at-large, as in decades past. As younger generations enter the workforce, the modern workplace must focus on company culture, and with it work-life balance, to attract and retain talent.
Data supports this, as research by Deloitte found that 94 percent of executives and 88 percent of employees believe a distinct corporate culture is important to a business’ success. But before we go further, let’s start with the basics.