Company Culture Articles

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    3 Mistakes Companies Make When Hiring Their First 100 Employees — and How to Avoid Them

    January 14, 2020

    After spending nearly a decade helping Fortune 500 companies with organization development, Matt Hoffman decided he’d rather work on a smaller scale where he could have an even bigger impact. He’s since helped numerous startups and small businesses to scale their teams, and today supports the growth of venture capital firms in his role as partner and head of...

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    “I Like You Just the Way You Are”: 4 Lessons from Mister Rogers About Building a Strong Company Culture

    December 16, 2019

    Fred Rogers, a beloved pioneer of U.S. children’s television and the long-time host of his celebrated show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, had red-green color blindness. He couldn’t distinguish his blazing red cardigan sweater from his go-to green one. But while he couldn’t distinguish the colors of some of his famed zip-ups, he was acutely aware that people came...

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    How Microsoft “Renovated” Its Culture by Following These 3 Steps

    December 4, 2019

    Early this year, the Institute of Corporate Productivity (i4cp) released new research into what it takes for an organization to successfully transform its culture. It studied nearly 7,700 global business professionals representing thousands of companies — 64% of whom had experience with culture transformation.  The report identified a direct correlation between...

  • 4 Creative Ways Companies Show They’re Thankful for Their...

    November 25, 2019

    While Thanksgiving might only be celebrated in the U.S. and a few other countries, the need to express gratitude is universal. And in...

  • How to Build More Confident — and Successful — Teams,...

    October 31, 2019

    When renowned activist and educator Brittany Packnett gave her first-ever TED talk earlier this year, she found herself following a...

  • VaynerMedia’s Chief Heart Officer Reveals the Secrets to a ...

    October 3, 2019

    Claude Silver had a great career. As senior vice president at VaynerMedia, she loved her team and had a great relationship with her...