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The 8 Keys to High-Performing Office Culture: The Best Employees Take Cues From Great Managers

Posted on October 18th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Nearly 70 percent of CEOs now recognize culture as one of the greatest sources of competitive advantage. Whereas company processes, technology, and strategy can be copied, an organization’s DNA cannot be reproduced.

 

With this realization, many organizations are turning to cultural change to fuel future growth and performance. Kaiser Associates, a business strategy and consulting firm, defines a high-performing culture as an organization that performs better than its peers in regards to business performance, innovation, employee productivity, and engagement, over a sustained period of time.

 

For now, let’s focus on how companies can leverage performance management best practices to build a winning culture.

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There’s no linear equation to follow when creating a high-performing culture. Rather, organizational success is a byproduct of the right conditions.

This Is How The Way You Read Impacts Your Memory And Productivity

Posted on October 13th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

It’s no understatement that digital mediums have taken over every aspect of our lives. We check what our friends are doing on the glowing screens in our hands, read books on dedicated e-readers, and communicate with customers and clients primarily through email. Yet for all the benefits digital mediums have provided us, there has been a growing body of evidence over the past several years that the brain prefers analog mediums.

 

Studies have shown that taking notes by longhand will help you remember important meeting points better than tapping notes out on your laptop or smartphone. The reason for that could be that “writing stimulates an area of the brain called the RAS (reticular activating system), which filters and brings clarity to the fore the information we’re focusing on,” according to Maud Purcell, a psychotherapist and journaling expert. If that’s the case, and the analog pen really is mightier than the phone, it’s no wonder some of my colleagues have ditched smartphones for paper planners.

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Studies show that reading printed material instead of on screens helps you better retain information.

A 6-Year Study Reveals the Surprising Key to Team Performance (and 9 Ways to Enable It)

Posted on October 12th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Psychologist John Gottman can predict whether or not a married couple will be together five years later with startling 90 percent accuracy. How does he do it?

 

He watches them argue.

 

The ability to engage in healthy, productive debate is not only essential for ensuring a long marriage–it’s also the key determinant of high performing teams.

 

A recently released six-year study cites the ability to manage conflicting tensions as the most critical predictor of top-team performance. Berkeley research shows teams that debate their ideas have 25 percent more ideas altogether and that companies like Pixar embrace healthy debate as a vital part of their performance (in its case to make better films).

 

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A recently reported six-year study revealed that high-performing teams need to be good at this (and it’s not so easy).

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