Jack Irving

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Create an Organizational Culture with Purpose

Posted on 19 July, 2017 by Jack Irving

With the recent news about Uber’s cultural missteps, corporate culture is increasingly coming under the spotlight as an important factor for gaining a competitive edge and impacting the bottom[…]

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Culture + Mindset = Big Results

Posted on 08 May, 2017 by Jack Irving

New research from Bersin by Deloitte found that fewer than 50 percent of leaders are able to effectively drive change and only 12 percent of organizations “strongly agree” that they anticipate[…]

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Align 100% of your Workforce to Strategy and Culture

When we show people ETW we’re met with 2 general reactions...

First is the initial and immediate reaction that ETW is a broad, far reaching and very deep workplace management and communications[…]

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5 Steps to a Good Corporate Culture

Today, organizations may have varying reasons for defining corporate values ranging from following the management practices of their competitors to searching for an effective way to communicate[…]

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Embracing a Flexible Performance Management Model

Almost every organization I talk to is redefining its approach to performance management. There is widespread dissatisfaction with the traditional tick-box approach and many have already embraced[…]

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Goals versus Systems, A Practical Understanding

Goals are useful for setting the direction. Systems are great for actually making progress. In fact, the primary benefit of having a goal is that it tells you what sort of system you need to put[…]

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Goals Matter

In a recent Harvard Business Review report, only 42% of companies measure employee progress toward their goals but 100% of companies with higher-performing employees have a formal linkage between[…]

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BAIN - “Only 40% of the workforce understood the company’s goals and strategy.”

Employee engagement — it’s often iterated, but rarely initiated. Review any organization that has earned a “best place to work” designation and you’ll discover a common thread: employees who are[…]

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Teams With Goals Increase Performance

According to Don Sull, Senior Researcher at MIT, “Teams with specific and ambitious goals increase achievement from 50% to 80%. And increase further to 90% with feedback.”

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