Is Your Corporate Culture The Root Cause Of Bad Meetings?

Dan Pontefract

Several moons ago, I was asked to participate in a meeting. After all, a report by Atlassian suggests employees attend 62 meetings per month. In the US alone that works out to roughly 11 million meetings being held every single day. Culture meetings

Fostering an Innovation Culture: Talent, Discipline and Leadership

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most everyone agrees that such a culture entails five key behaviors: tolerance for failure, willingness to experiment, psychological safety, collaborative, and non-hierarchical. Innovative cultures are paradoxical. Innovation has been a hot topic for the past few decades.

culture is complex

Harold Jarche

This week was spent mostly in Paris, running a workshop and meeting with a few people. Travel helps you understand culture. ” Understanding culture is something that AI cannot do. Culture is complex.

The Connected Culture

Dan Pontefract

A ‘ connected culture ’ is one that simultaneously drives organizational clarity with precarious innovation. A ‘ connected culture’ , in its simplest, orderly and most chaotic form, refers to the point at which all employees act as one corporate organism.

Building a Culture of Continuous Learning

Charles Jennings

There is widespread agreement amongst senior executives, line managers and HR directors that ‘breakthrough performance’ is needed to meet immediate business goals. The average performance uplift needed to meet business goals was determined to be between 20-25% in the next 12 months.

The One Secret To Better Virtual Meetings: Empathy

Beth Kanter

Last week, I facilitated a peer learning session for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders and their mentors about healthy and productive meetings. We covered the best practices of meetings , both face-to-face and virtual meetings. Two simple tips will help in hybrid meetings.

Yes, please meet the Chief Executive Customer

Doc Searls

was a larger version of the one on the left, with the headline “Meet the new Chief Executive Customer. The third is “Design your culture and brand so they are authentically one.” Thus how authentically a culture lives its brand becomes the measure of success.

The Connected Culture

Dan Pontefract

A ‘ connected culture ’ is one that simultaneously drives organizational clarity with precarious innovation. A ‘ connected culture’ , in its simplest, orderly and most chaotic form, refers to the point at which all employees act as one corporate organism.

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

As a consequence and according to Gallup Management Journal , this disengaged and disconnected culture (in US-based organisations) is costing $300b per year in lost revenues alone. Moving Towards a Culture of Sharing. Exchanging Ideas; Improving Culture, Knowledge and Networks.

Your Nonprofit’s Culture: By Design or by Default?

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: In my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout, we discuss how to create a culture of wellbeing to encourage self-care. Jay Wilkinson, CEO of Firespring , shares some thoughts on building the right culture of for your nonprofit.

Did Zappos Just Ruin Their Culture Or Is It A Brilliant Org Redesign?

Dan Pontefract

In a word, it’s all about “ culture.” Their collaborative mindset is infectious, one that encourages everyone to scale the culture. It’s an act of recognition, but it’s the opportunity for all Zappos employees to scale the culture.

The Art of Facilitating Virtual Meetings with Sticky Notes

Beth Kanter

As trainers, Andrea and I both know the value of “modeling the model,” so we wanted to use and model best practices for designing effective meetings on their preferred platforms. Designing A Participatory Hook for a Virtual Meeting. A meeting hook does the same thing.

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

As a consequence and according to Gallup Management Journal , this disengaged and disconnected culture (in US-based organisations) is costing $300b per year in lost revenues alone. Moving Towards a Culture of Sharing. Exchanging Ideas; Improving Culture, Knowledge and Networks.

Design Interrupted: Design-time Versus Meeting-time

Adaptive Path

An article I read a while back caused me to reflect on how we scheduled meetings at Adaptive Path and how that might affect my colleagues' ability to achieve quality design work. He says "when you use time that way, it's merely a practical problem to meet with someone. I try to keep them flexible—weekly 30-min meetings that can be skipped if they are pushing toward a deadline or moved around as needed. And everyone appreciates the meeting-free hour.

Micro-Blogging is Good for Leadership, Good for Your Culture

Dan Pontefract

So what has this got to do with leadership and culture? Today, employees are normally ‘heard’ when they are in team and project meetings or individual 1-1 sessions. That’s a culture I would want to be a part of.

[dplafest] Dan Cohen opens DPLA meeting

David Weinberger

Examples of work already done: Culture Collage. Dan Cohen has some announcements in his welcome to the DPLAfest. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned, people. The collection now has 5M items.

Creating A Culture of Continuous Improvement Based On Data

Beth Kanter

This section of the report covers new ways of thinking about organizational culture based in continuous improvement based on feedback. It speaks to establishing culture norms among staff of curiosity, reflection, and trust. The term means learning culture. Cultural Indicators.

How To Make Meetings Work for Your Nonprofit (whether you are sitting,standing, or walking!)

Beth Kanter

Last week, I co-presented a Guidestar webinar with Andrea Kihlstedt on the topic of healthy and productive meetings who talked about the basics for making meetings highly effective. I spoke about standing and walking meetings. Productive Meetings.

Design Interrupted: Design-time Versus Meeting-time

Adaptive Path

An article I read a while back caused me to reflect on how we scheduled meetings at Adaptive Path and how that might affect my colleagues' ability to achieve quality design work. He says "when you use time that way, it's merely a practical problem to meet with someone. I try to keep them flexible—weekly 30-min meetings that can be skipped if they are pushing toward a deadline or moved around as needed. And everyone appreciates the meeting-free hour.

[dplafest] Dan Cohen opens DPLA meeting

David Weinberger

Examples of work already done: Culture Collage. Dan Cohen has some announcements in his welcome to the DPLAfest. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other peopleâ??s s ideas and words. You are warned, people. The collection now has 5M items.

My Notes from Next Generation Evaluation Meeting

Beth Kanter

” I was lucky enough to meet and interview Patton in 2009. Need a culture of inquiry, sharing what works, what doesn’t.

Paying Attention to Your Nonprofit’s Workplace Culture Pays Off

Beth Kanter

Recently, I was invited to participate in a staff “Lunch and Learn,” by Connor Diemand-Yauman , CEO of Philanthropy University , about building a culture of wellbeing in the nonprofit workplace and capacity building. How have you addressed it in your culture?

Healthy Nonprofit Work Culture: Shouldn’t That 2 Hour Conference Call Have Been An Email?

Beth Kanter

Meetings that waste your time! We all have too many meetings and many organizations have a meeting culture that spawns more meetings, and the cycle of wasted time continues, stealing our creativity, energy, and getting in the way of getting results!

Does Your Nonprofit Suffer from Fire Drill Culture?

Beth Kanter

Last week, I was honored to do several workshops hosted by the Fund for Santa Barbara on how nonprofits can link a culture of well being to outcomes based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout. Crisis As Workplace Culture.

Tips for Activating a Culture of Wellbeing in the Nonprofit Workplace

Beth Kanter

Last month, I was honored to present and facilitate an all-day workshop for nonprofit leaders at the Oregon Nonprofit Leadership Conference on how to activate a culture of well being in the nonprofit workplace, based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.

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Meetings and Bosshole Behavior: A Classic Case - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

IBM Reshapes Its Sales Meetings - BusinessWeek. BusinessWeek: How to Make Meetings Matter. My First Time Attending the World Economic Forum at Davos » Meetings and Bosshole Behavior: A Classic Case. One of the themes in Good Boss, Bad Boss , as well as some of my past academic research (see this old chapter on meetings as status contests), is that bosses and other participants use meetings to establish and retain prestige and power.  Bob Sutton.

The Causes and Costs of Lost Productivity in Nonprofit Workplaces and How To Avoid It

Beth Kanter

Collaborative overload results from too many pointless meetings, a tsunami of emails, and a drumbeat of constant interruptions. Meetings As Murder: Meetings that are not well designed or pointless are also huge productivity drains. Use Best Practices for Virtual Meetings.

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Governance and Pragmatism: Moving Beyond “The Culture of No”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround ,” former IBM Chairman and CEO Lou Gerstner wrote about the bureaucratic culture that contributed greatly to the near-death experience IBM went through in the early 1990s. Lou called it A Culture of “No.”. “I I think the aspect of IBM’s culture that was the most remarkable to me was the ability of any individual, any team, any division to block agreement or action. Effective governances requires a culture of pragmatism over ideology.

Meet Dr. James A. Levine: The 1st “You can walk and work!”Evangelist

Beth Kanter

The office chair – the public health enemy came into office practice and culture. His lab has studied the impact of incorporating movement into work, like walking meetings. How it changes relationships, sparks creativity, and improves productivity.

Do You Work for A Nonprofit That Promotes A Culture of Wellbeing in the Workplace?

Beth Kanter

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post called “ Why the Nonprofit Work Ethic Is Outdated and Needs Change ,” about why nonprofit professionals need to pay attention to self-care and bring a culture of wellbeing into the nonprofit workplace. (The

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: An Unusual Meeting

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « Innovation Meeting in Mexico | Main | The Soul of a Business – People, Culture and Brand » November 20, 2006 An Unusual Meeting Last week I attended SC06 - the 2006 international supercomputing conference which this year took place in Tampa.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Meet The New Blog

Steven Berlin Johnson

stevenberlinjohnson.com « | Main | » Meet The New Blog Today marks the most significant change in this little blog since I first set up shop here a little over three years ago. Interface Culture : How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate My first.

Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Changing Organizational Culture One Sneaker at Time

Beth Kanter

Gina and I share a passion for walking as work which includes walking meetings, standing desks and more. She shared some great tips about how to get your nonprofit to shift from a sitting culture to one which includes walking meetings and standing desks.

Creating A Culture of Well-being in Your Nonprofit Workplace: The First Step

Beth Kanter

Opening Acts executive director also understood the importance of creating a workplace culture of wellbeing or what we call in the book, “We-Care.” Erika says it did not take much convincing when she proposed the idea of having staff create self-care plans at the staff retreat.

Does Your Nonprofit Suffer from a Culture of Sitting? How To Change It

Beth Kanter

On February 12th, I’ll be presenting on a FREE Guidestar Webinar on healthy and productive meetings and talking about walking meetings (register here ). There is much research out there about why sitting at work is downright dangerous for your health. A Walking Culture at Work.

Effective Leaders Operate Like This

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I was five minutes early for the meeting. I could see through the glass wall the individual I was set to meet was on a. Is Your Corporate Culture The Root Cause Of Bad Meetings?

Does Your Nonprofit Organization’s Culture Eat French Fries for Breakfast?

Beth Kanter

Even better is to have self-care so finely embedded in the nonprofit’s culture that there is not a need for a separate program, it is simply part of the way the organization works. The bottom line is that you want to scale happy, healthy, pay attention organizational culture.

Meeting the Geeks of Arabia at N2Vlabs Talks in Amman, Jordan

Beth Kanter

The spirit of experimentation and learning in the lab is not only inspiring, but a terrific example of how organizations with agile cultures work. ” He was invited to attend Davos in January and had an opportunity to meet Microsoft founder, Bill Gates and demo their project.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Innovation Meeting in Mexico

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last week I was in Mexico where I participated in a meeting to discuss the results of the 2006 GIO 2.0 Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects.

Legitimate cultural difference or barbaric rite?

Dave Snowden

Now both of these are cases under the general heading of whether unique cultural practices should be tolerated with the secondary question of whether should be tolerated over there, but not over here. Recognition of cultural mores is important, so I could see separate streams for religion within the same school. The more people know people across cultures the better and a bit of social engineering is a small price to pay.

4 Meetings, 6 Planes, and lots of amazing friends | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I was in the UK and Portugal the last three weeks to facilitate one meeting, present at a conference and both support and participate in the KM4Dev annual gathering that happened this year in Almada, Portugal.

Size zero culture in Ancient Rome

Mind Hacks

The authors cite evidence from Ancient Rome showing a similar cultural pressures were widespread: Garner et al. This Roman pressure on girls to diet to meet the social expectations for thinness represents a clear precedent for the current emphasis on thinness. These include cultural pressures to strive to develop and maintain a particular body shape in order to be considered attractive and then valued as a woman.

An introduction to cognition and culture

Mind Hacks

The Culture and Cognition blog covers the territory where culture and psychology meet, and they've just released their ' reader ' which has a list of essential books and papers to cover the interface between anthropology and the cognitive sciences. Link to Cognition and Culture Reader