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Cultivating Appreciation: Recognizing and Retaining Your Stars

Cultivating Appreciation: Recognizing and Retaining Your Stars

The 3 Types of Employees When it comes to the impact your current employees have on culture, you can separate them into three buckets.  We spend a good amount of time at BetterCulture helping our clients to address the damage done by Vacuums, but for this blog I want to focus on your Stars.  My […]

Decoding Teams: 7 Key Elements for Success

Decoding Teams: 7 Key Elements For Success

Few would disagree that outstanding teamwork can make a significant contribution to the success of any enterprise. The challenge is getting a clear vision of what we mean by “outstanding teamwork.” Andrew Carnegie defined teamwork as the ability to work together toward a common vision. He identified this as “the fuel that allows common people […]

Before You Do a Team-Building Exercise, Know Why You’re Doing It!

Before You Do a Team-Building Exercise, Know Why You’re Doing It!

At BetterCulture we’ve seen the good, the bad, and… yes… even the ugly of team-building activities. Through these experiences we’ve also developed some understanding about activities that carry much higher – and much lower – value and impact. There is one essential question you should be asking yourself before you start planning any team-building activity: […]

The Ripple Effect: How Healthcare Culture Impacts Patients, Employees, and Beyond

The Ripple Effect: How Healthcare Culture Impacts Patients, Employees, and Beyond

What if the success of healthcare communities rested not just on medical expertise but on an intangible force within the organization—its culture? Last week’s eye-opening webinar, aptly titled “Culture: The Key to Excellence in Healthcare,” took us on an exploration of this very question. In this dynamic panel discussion, our experts unraveled the intricate connections […]

Unveiling Workplace Excellence: 5 Lessons from Behind the Curtain

Kim Hoogeveen, Inspirational Keynote Speaker

Have you ever wondered what it takes for a long-term care provider to become the best place to work in the region? Our recent webinar, “A Look Behind the Curtain: How One Long-Term Care Provider Became a Best Place to Work,” peeled back the layers to reveal the strategic initiatives, innovative practices, and unwavering commitment […]

How to (Re)Create Company Values

How to (Re)Create Company Values

Company values drive an organization’s actions, shape employee behavior, and distinguish a brand in the marketplace. They are the cornerstone of an organization’s character and culture. In this article, we’ll explore best practices for developing a set of core values that will guide and motivate your team. What if We Already Have Core Values? If […]

The Mathematics of Culture

The Mathematics of Company Culture

“Soft skills” is an irredeemably bad term. It suggests something ambiguous, of short-lived in value, unprovable, and at its core: fluff. When we talk about what it takes to build and maintain a healthy culture, it’s neither soft nor fluffy. Accretive. Absolute. Predictable. Do these words suggest soft and fluffy? When we look at the […]

Leadership Skills for New Managers: What New Leaders Need to Know

Leadership Skills for New Managers: What New Leaders Need to Know

If you’re a newly appointed manager, you’re probably learning (hopefully not the hard way!) that leadership is a lot more than making decisions and delegating tasks. Leadership is a complex and ever-changing craft – and it takes time and practice to master. The good news is that we’re here for you, and there are some […]

How Much Does Company Culture Really Matter? 40+ Real Business Metrics Impacted by Your People and Culture (with sources)!

How Much Does Company Culture Really Matter? 40+ Real Business Metrics Impacted by Your People and Culture (with sources)!

Tired of hearing that “culture matters” without any proof? At BetterCulture, we understand your skepticism. That’s why we pulled together research from top academics and industry professionals to prove how much culture really matters. We found 40 (and counting!) hard-hitting business metrics that point to one overwhelming conclusion: culture matters for absolutely everything in business! […]