WHY COST OUT OFTEN EQUALS CULTURE OUT TOO

WHY COST OUT OFTEN EQUALS CULTURE OUT TOO

Cost cutting has become a standard operating procedure for many organizations, but there are hidden costs in cutting costs.  Culture suffers the most and the cost to a culture might be ireparable.

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BUSINESS IS GOOD, WHY ARE MY BEST EMPLOYEES LEAVING?

BUSINESS IS GOOD, WHY ARE MY BEST EMPLOYEES LEAVING?

One of the biggest issues facing many our Groove Management’s clients is employee retention.  Turnover is up across the board.  Voluntary attrition rates continue to climb because the job market has heated up.  Employees are recognizing that there are a lot more opportunities in the marketplace than have existed during the past eight years.  With the aid of LinkedIn and other socialrecruiting tools, recruiters are doing a better job of identifying passive job seekers.  The end result is that companies are struggling to hold onto their top talent.

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ARE YOUR EMPLOYEES ENGAGED AS RENTERS OR OWNERS?

ARE YOUR EMPLOYEES ENGAGED AS RENTERS OR OWNERS?

An engaged workforce can dramatically improve an organization's performance and conversely disengaged employees can be the poison that ruins an organization.  Many organizations, especially large ones run an annual or bi-annual employee engagement survey to measure the level of engagement in their organization.  If designed properly and administered well these tools can provide a good gauge of employee engagement.  

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INSOURCE YOUR STRATEGY CONSULTING NEEDS

INSOURCE YOUR STRATEGY CONSULTING NEEDS

Action learning programs exercise the strategic muscles of an organization, build leadership capability, drive employee engagement and improve business results.  Why not trust your strategy projects to your high potentials?

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OSCAR DE LA RENTA MADE SUCCESSION PLANNING FASHIONABLE

OSCAR DE LA RENTA MADE SUCCESSION PLANNING FASHIONABLE

Not only was Oscar de la Renta a progressive fashion designer, he was also an insightful leader who recognized the importance of creating a succession plan.  Too many creatives allow their egos and sense of self worth stand in the way of creating an organization that can carry on in their absence.  Oscar de la Renta was unique in this regard.  We can all learn a lesson about just how fashionable succession planning can be from Oscar.

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WORK STYLE DIVERSITY AS A STRENGTH

WORK STYLE DIVERSITY AS A STRENGTH

Workplace culture is like a living organism constantly evolving. The introduction of a new employee or the departure of an employee can change the dynamic of an office culture. Too often the leadership of companies overlooks the importance of culture to organizational performance. Work styles and personal preferences have been studied for ages. 

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HOW TO DRIVE A 97% RESPONSE RATE ON YOUR NEXT EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT SURVEY

HOW TO DRIVE A 97% RESPONSE RATE ON YOUR NEXT EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT SURVEY

By providing a daily visual, the leaders could see that they were being measured against their colleagues.  This graphical view of response rates translated into a 97% response rate for one business unit and helped push the enterprise response rate over 90%.  

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DEADLINES: A Mindset Issue

DEADLINES: A Mindset Issue

According to Merriam Webster’s dictionary Deadline is defined as “a date or time before which something must be done”.  While this is the dictionary definition, our company culture has made a slight but important edit to the interpretation of the definition.  We have swapped the word “by” for “before”. 

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WHY EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IS SO CRITICAL DURING TOUGH TIMES

WHY EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IS SO CRITICAL DURING TOUGH TIMES

Keeping employees informed will go a long way towards keeping them engaged. Too much silence leads to rumor and speculation. Better to be transparent and tell it like it is, just keep the message focused on the positive and the future. Your employees will reward you by working harder and getting your organization through these tough times if you keep them focused on creating a brighter future.

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HOW THE INTERNET HAS DISRUPTED B2B SALES CHANNELS

HOW THE INTERNET HAS DISRUPTED B2B SALES CHANNELS
With the hunter now the hunted, it is time to adopt a new strategy for success in the digital age.  Those that embrace the opportunities will flourish and the companies that drag their feet and stay married to their traditional sales channels will pay the price in the long run.  This is an exciting time for both new and old companies; most importantly it is a great time to be a consumer because the access to products, services and data has never been so great.  Be digital or be gone! 
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