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Google’s five keys to a successful team Collaborative teams do much of the work at organizations everywhere, so a research team from Google’s People Analytics group set out to determine what makes for an effective team at Google. And it...
Quality, innovation, profitability, and growth all depend on having strategy and execution fit together seamlessly. Did You Know?      In a recent Strategy& global survey, 700 business executives were asked to rate their company’s top leaders in terms of their skill at...
The complex challenges that face teams, organizations and societies are demanding new ways of thinking about and shaping the future. In spite of decades of leadership research and the increasing demand for better leadership, we still do not have a...
Successful productivity makes you more efficient and effective with your time and energy. If you occasionally feel out of control, are unable to focus or prioritize, lack the work/life balance you want, or notice that you’re often too tactical vs....
"Culture" refers to norms of behavior and shared values among a group of people. "Norms of behavior" are ways of acting that persist because they are rewarded and the group teaches these behaviors to new people, sanctioning those...
 Does happiness make you smarter? Take something that requires serious brainpower with life or death consequences. Medical diagnosis. Cornel university psychologists gave a bag of candy to half a group of doctors. With their emotional state boosted the happier doctors...
According to Ashley Harshak, DeAnne Aguirre, and Anna Brown, the fact that change has become more frequent does not make such changes any easier. Change is, at its core, a people process, and people are creatures of habit, hardwired to resist...
 This is the result of an extensive set of discussions among a group of organization development consultants and internal HR staff under the auspices of the Change Affinity Group of the New Jersey Human Resource Planning Society. Key Questions for...
In their book, ‘Managing Human Resources,’ Luis R. Gómez-Mejía, David B. Balkin, Robert L. Cardy  contest that on a strategic level, the major HR challenges facing managers today can be divided into three categories: environmental challenges, organisational challenges, and ...
According to Matt Zimmer, CEO of Flash Global, management must make passion a clear priority for the organization. A company with happy, engaged employees is more than a great place to work. HBR and Gallup research reveal that it’s also more profitable and...
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