Organizational Culture And Change For High Performance

These articles are designed to help you think about, and build into your workplace organizational culture and change programs, high performance choices. Choices that inspire people to want to give of their best. Get these choices right and high performance MUST follow.

My hope is that the information on the following pages will inspire you to create a best place to work. One where people enjoy turning up for work and are inspired by the work they do.

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Within the categories listed below, there are articles, filled with tips, ideas and tools to help you build and sustain a high-performance culture.

Nurturing Your Culture & Keeping People Inspired

Designing Organizations That Perform

Managing Change

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Nurturing Your Culture & Keeping People Engaged

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How did your culture develop?

A quick look at how an organization's culture comes about, and the elements that characterize a high performance culture

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Are you and your team motivated?

Use this survey to assess if you find your workplace motivating. Invite people in your team to take it and share your findings.

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Inspiring motivation in the workplace

Can you motivate someone to be fully engaged, passionate and inspired by the work you have to offer them? You might be surprised!

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Tapping into people's desires

Understanding what gets people out of bed in the morning could be the key to inspiring high performance

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Desperation gets them out of bed

Helping people identify what energizes them, will get them to work with a spring in their step.

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Engaging people who don't want to be there

Many people feel trapped in their job. Here's how to inspire people who might not be feeling so motivated.

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How would you motivate the pizza guy?

Take a look at how I might inspire a Pizza delivery driver. It's easier than you think!

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Top 5 employee motivation techniques

These are the Top 5 techniques to use if you want to create a high performance workplace

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Quiz: Is your workplace designed to motivate?

Quick 15 questions to see if you have set up the conditions that help keep people motivated

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Get positive attitudes

10 tips to foster positive attitudes so you reduce turnover, complaints and make your team one people love!

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Morale in the workplace

Tips identifying morale in your workplace ... without using mood surveys - and how to improve low morale.

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Inspiring people 'Because'

Helping your team to understand their 'because' is critical to engaging team members.

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Effective Ways to Reward Employees

Most reward and recognition programs interfere with high performance, in this article we look at the thinking and the principles involved in designing employee rewards.

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Be Careful When Rewarding Employees

Following on from the first article on rewarding employees, in this article we look at the top 8 things to watch out for when putting your rewards program together. Make sure you don't de-motivate!

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Book Review: Peak

Buy this book just for the bibliography! Seriously - it is filled with tips and techniques any leader can use to help create a high performance workplace

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Humor In The Workplace

Having a fun workplace is a great way to keep people motivated. But what to do when humor is out of place? (Watch the video - it's funny!)

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Workplace Humor Quiz

Use this quiz to assess just how much fun and engagement there is at your workplace. Do you need to lighten up or tighten up?

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Signs of a Toxic Workplace

Discover the signs of a toxic workplace. Make sure you aren't the leader who is causing toxicity in your environment.

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Designing Organizations That Perform

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The Power of Organization Design

Poor design stops many organizations from achieving high performance. Of this you can be sure - every day you are making organizational design choices

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Organization Redesign Process

Here's an overview of three crucial principles to be used when redesigning an organization. And we look at the teams you should involve in the process.

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Organizational Redesign (Part 2)

Following on from the first article on organization redesign, here we look at the elements involved when redesigning an organization for high performance.

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Your Team's Internal Compass

Poorly used your teams mission, vision and values statements, will create deep cynicism throughout your organization, wisely used they ...

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Tips on how to Create a Team Vision Statement

The purpose of your vision statement is to stretch boundaries and comfort zones. To enable the people within the organization to have a sense of what could be

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Tips on how to create a Team Mission Statement

Developing a team mission statement is not an exact science. You are simply fleshing out the distinctive competencies and primary reason for existence of ...

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Tips on how to Develop Team Values

The shape of any organization is directed by the values USED by leaders with decision-making authority

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Why Developing Guiding Principles Is Important

Ensure the long-term protection of your culture by using principles to guide decisions-making

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Four Steps to Creating a Principle Based Workplace

Identify the irrational rules and restrictions that are holding your people back from performing.

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Principle Vs Policy Quiz

Take this quiz to see if you can identify the difference between principles and policies.

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Team Norms - The Bridge

Finding rules too restrictive and principles too airy-fairy? Then you need to create some team norms.

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Managing Change

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Managing Change In The Workplace

There are four elements you want to make sure you cover before you begin to manage any change (big or small) in your organization

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Changing Workplace Culture

There are two things you must do before you begin changing any workplace culture. Make sure you get these done very, very well!

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Managing Resistance To Change

Use these tips to manage resistance to change. Identifying key stakeholders and having a plan to influence is essential.

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Dealing With People's Emotions

Any time you implement change in the workplace you are going to have deal with emotions. Use these tips to safely navigate that minefield.

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Dealing With People's Emotions

Part two of the article on dealing with people's emotions. People's emotions are one of the biggest barriers to organizational change.

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Inspiring People To Want The Change

To get people excited to be a part of change you need to fine-tune your skills at story-telling! Compelling vision is the key

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EBOOK: Managing Change In The Workplace

Download this ebook to go more in-depth on how to get people to be inspired to be part of change. Use the tools and techniques I've personally used and shared with my coaching clients to help make introducing change easier.

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