How This Leader is Focusing on Values to Transform Workplace Culture

By Gayle Watson, People Ink. A great example of a leader who understands why a strong people culture is so important and how to go about building it. Dr. Williams shares the beginning of their journey in this video. It’s an exciting time to be at the UNT Health Science Center. Dr. Michael Williams, DO, MD, MBA and president of the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC), knows the power of a values-based … Continue reading →

You are on the outside what you are on the inside-no debate!

by Ann Rhoades, People Ink. One of People Ink’s Six Principles to Creating Culture is: You are on the Outside What You are on the Inside…No Debate! In other words, your customers’ experience will only be as good as your employees’ experience. Think about that.  How many of you know what your employees’ experience is in your company? I’m also not talking about spending loads of money so that people can have a great time … Continue reading →

The Value of a Chief Culture Officer in Your Company

By Kyle Lagunas, guest writer. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)/Globoforce Winter 2012 employee recognition survey reported that 90% of the 770 HR leaders surveyed identified culture management as an important or very important challenge for their organization. To help address this challenge, more companies are hiring culture leaders or adding responsibilities to existing roles within the company. But should this role fall on one person or or does it reside with everyone in an organization? … Continue reading →

Values-Based Culture The New Hot Topic in Business Management?

Values Based Leadership and Cultures Based Upon Values is now apparently Hot. A recent online article by The Economist Magazine reports that Walmart is trying to instill a “Values-Based” organizational culture. Congratulations. If you need help please call us 🙂 “AS WALMART grew into the world’s largest retailer, its staff were subjected to a long list of dos and don’ts covering every aspect of their work. Now the firm has decided that its rules-based culture … Continue reading →

Employee Engagement Starts by Hiring “A” Players.

Gayle Watson, V.P. Of People Ink answers questions about employee engagement and organizational culture. Employee Engagement and Management Practices. Question: Lately I’ve been reading about employee engagement at work and strategies to help promote employee engagement. To me some employees seem more motivated about doing a good job and it’s not really a management issue. Do you think an engaged workforce is up to management or is it that some people are just more engaged … Continue reading →

Built on Values – Inspiring a Values-Rich Organizational Culture

Some leaders believe that all they need to do is proclaim a set of values and organizational culture will magically change, but that does nothing to retool the values that control actions on the front line. Changing those inherent values takes more effort and can’t be done by any leader or executives acting alone.

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Retain Your Best Employees by Re-Recruiting Them Daily

But it isn’t enough just to hire “A” players. You must continually exceed the expectations of your people and re-recruit them every day. Don’t make the mistake of failing to recognize or spend time with “A” players. Leaders often assume “A” players don’t require attention.

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The Hiring Model for Values Based Cultures and Organizations

Values Based Leadership Involves Recruiting and Hiring “A” Players
One of the most important things you can do to create and sustain a values-centric culture, is develop a system for recruiting and hiring A players who mirror your values. What are A players? They are people who authentically live your company’s values daily. They can be anyone at any level of the organization. They are people who are dedicated and successful in their jobs and care about getting things done right. Obviously those are the kinds of people you want on your team.

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