Company Culture Articles

  • 9 Tips to Make Your Meetings Less Painful and More Productive

    January 15, 2018

    For many of us, meetings are not our favorite part of the day. And yet, believe it or not, they make up 39% of our overall work time. On top of that, according to a Salary.com survey, 47% of employees find meetings to be the biggest time-waster and distraction at work—they’re simply a necessary evil for any effective organization. From intake meetings with...

  • Why Creating a Sense of Belonging Is a Gateway to Diversity and Inclusion

    November 2, 2017

    Here’s an easy way to understand belonging, a concept that’s often confused with diversity and inclusion. It’s been said that diversity is like being invited to party, inclusion is being asked to dance, and belonging is dancing like no one’s watching—it’s that sense of psychological safety that employees can be their authentic selves without fear of judgment. On...

  • Employees Share What Gives Them a Sense of Belonging at Work

    October 25, 2017

    Studies show that feeling a sense of belonging in the workplace leads to more than just good vibes and friendships. Belonging is what allows employees to feel like they can be their authentic selves without fear of different treatment or punishment—and it has a major impact on performance and retention. Diversity and inclusion still matter, but they won’t cut it...

  • Why Being Vulnerable at Work Can Be Your Biggest Advantage,...

    October 4, 2017

    Brené Brown—research professor, bestselling author, and star of one of the most popular TED Talks of all time—was in an awkward spot....

  • The Top 5 Ways Candidates Want to Learn About Your Company ...

    September 5, 2017

    Your culture is the beating heart of your company. And understandably, most candidates want to get a real feel for what working at...

  • How Starbucks, Honest Co., and TOMS Have Made Purpose a...

    January 18, 2017

    If you think “purpose at work” (the feeling that your work matters to you, your company and the world) is a nice-to-have but not...