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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.

Stress Is Making You Micromanage, Which Is Making Everything Worse 

Posted on October 18th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Are you a micromanager? You will probably say no. Maybe you self-deprecatingly call yourself a “control freak.” Or just “hands-on.” You just “care too much.”


And it’s true: You do feel a certain need for a sense of control over your work. You are responsible, after all–perhaps more responsible than some of your coworkers or direct reports. You’re afraid of mistakes and believe that if something needs to be done well, you’d better do it yourself. But this isn’t just because you’re an “independent self-starter” who holds their work to a high standard. It might be that, too, but it’s probably also because you’re feeling stressed.

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Ask yourself these four questions to break the vicious cycle.

5 Powerful Steps to Improve Employee Engagement

Posted on October 16th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

The current business environment, and the world in general, is moving faster than it ever has before. Organizations across the globe are faced with more change than most can handle – in order to compete and dominate their segment they are required to grow faster often giving them less time to focus on managing all of their financial goals. They are forced to grow quickly with fewer resource – to do more with less. Managers have to learn to excel in managing themselves, their teams and meeting organizational goals simultaneously.


It is a common understanding of a vast majority of leaders that the employees are a company’s most important asset. But in reality, that is only true when the majority of the workforce is fully engaged in their work. If not, they are either adding minimal value or actively working against the organization.


There are three types of employees in any organization:

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Employees disengagement costs the United States upwards of $550 billion a year. A problem but great opportunity.

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