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What's the Secret to the Success of Google, Ikea and Four Seasons? A Dynamic Culture.

Your company can thrive if you define these three characteristics of a dynamic culture

Have you ever wondered why some companies seem to outlast the competition and redefine an industry or market? How did businesses like Ikea, Google and Four Seasons Hotels emerge to become so admired while so many other businesses struggle to make payroll? These were the ...

by Dan Saks  | March 17, 2018 08:00:00
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4 Ways to Transform Your Culture From Good to Great

Or, if you're not as lucky, from bad to great

Building a great culture is like building wealth -- ideally, you start early and then keep going. But, what if you realize that your culture needs a lot of work after it's already established?The answer is that you can still make the ...

by Marty Fukuda  | October 01, 2017 06:00:00
Startup Tips

Netflix's Company Culture Scares Off Some Potential Hires”"and That's a Good Thing

In the eighth episode of 'Masters of Scale,' the Netflix CEO talks to Reid Hoffman about the principles of an effective, deliberate company culture.

Is culture critical to a company’s success? While some founders say “no,” believing strategy trumps culture, Reed Hastings is all about instilling strong principles at work. As the CEO and founder of Netflix, the company’s culture has spawned a sort of movement. ...

July 06, 2017 05:00:00
Startup Tips

This Small Firm Reveals How It Keeps Work Fun

Go beyond party planning

"We've now had two successful Jeopardy! rounds," reports Alexis Meisels, as she stands at the front of a San Francisco conference room. She's a senior media associate at the PR firm Bateman Group, but right now she's addressing a very select group of colleagues. They ...

by Michelle Konstantinovsky  | April 02, 2017 08:00:00
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Improving Company Culture Starts With Wellness

Employees in wellness programs are 12% less likely to experience work-related health issues

An increasing number of employers have connected the dots between employee wellness and improved workplace productivity. That’s why it makes so much sense for businesses to emphasize wellness as part of their company culture.In fact, 72 percent of companies in the Society for Human ...

by Meghan M. Biro  | February 18, 2017 12:00:00
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What's The Secret to Creating a Great Company Culture?

The answer: open communication and feedback

In the early days of her consultancy career, IBM performance marketing expert Jackie Bassett was assigned to a project that, she's written, "she ddidn't like very much." She was obliged to work crazy hours alongside a demoralized team with minimal instruction as to the ...

by Sujan Patel  | December 15, 2016 12:00:00
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3 principles for building a company that lasts

Without no. 2, your company is nothing.

Recently I went on a trip to Portland to meet with Ziba, a design firm that was founded over 30 years ago. I’ve been running my development studio JAKT for almost four years now, and I thought I’d been in business a ...

by Anthony Tumbiolo  | June 29, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

9 reasons your startup really does need office space

Finding a home for your business can be a tremendous launching pad for your next phase of growth.

The word "office" may conjure images of dreary cubicles and fluorescent lighting, or, if you are lucky, a very funny TV show starring Steve Carell. But these days, an "office" usually means any environment to which people dedicate most of their business hours.Related: 5 ...

by Justin Lee  | June 22, 2016 07:00:00
Startup Tips

The 6 biggest branding errors most startups make

Branding is not only about logos and taglines.

Branding is an imperative central foundation to any marketing strategy. Serving as the aggregate component of your company identity, your brand is often responsible for formulating first impressions, building familiarity in the public, growing your reputation, and ultimately, securing the long-term loyalty of your ...

by Larry Alton  | June 20, 2016 09:00:00
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Your company culture is what matters when recruiting millennials

Because millennials will constantly search for a business that better suits their expectations and needs.

As an entrepreneur, you are responsible for making a number of decisions within your company. You will establish its foundation, business model, and much more. As your business grows, it will likely fall on you to make the tough decisions that guide ...

by Gerard Adams  | June 07, 2016 01:00:00
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5 reasons to start working out at work

Endorphin-filled activities push employees to work more productively.

You know you should exercise. What you might not know is that you need to this at work, or – even better—during work. Our best intentions can easily fall by the wayside when they meet the realities of a packed schedule, bad ...

by Michael Hollauf  | May 09, 2016 09:00:00
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5 qualities of the best places to work for

Focus on what makes a great corporate culture, rather than simply looking for elaborate perks.

Over the years I have been with Adobe, the company has been named to many “Best Companies to Work For” lists and we are proud to be recognized for creating a great employee experience, especially since many of these rankings are determined ...

by Donna Morris  | May 08, 2016 09:00:00
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The 3 C's confident leaders possess

Teams are more likely to perform better when trust their leaders' capabilities.

A few weeks ago, Entrepreneur and CultureIQ released an infographic summarizing some of the findings from the Top Company Cultures' data.  If you have looked at the infographic (if not, I recommend it), you may have noticed “Support” emerged as a key driver of engagement across the companies ...

by David Shanklin  | March 20, 2016 09:00:00