Is a “Covering Culture” Undermining Your Organization’s Well-Being Efforts? | Deloitte Insights

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This new article discusses how a “covering culture”—where employees feel pressured to downplay their identities (such as race, gender, or sexual orientation) to fit in—can undermine well-being, performance, and productivity. In the US alone, 60% of surveyed workers reported feeling this pressure, with 74% experiencing negative impacts and 60% reporting reduced well-being; the impact is …

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Unlocking Workforce Capacity by Improving Ways of Working | Brian Heger

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If you find value in content like this, sign up for my Talent Edge Weekly newsletter.  It’s free! Leaders continuously seek ways to boost organizational capacity to execute business priorities more efficiently and effectively. While acquiring more people (e.g., employees, contractors, etc.) is one way to increase workforce capacity, another way is to unlock capacity through …

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Hard Truths About the Meeting After the Meeting | MIT Sloan Management Review

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If you find value in content like this, sign up for my Talent Edge Weekly newsletter.  This article delves into the phenomenon of “the meeting after the meeting,” “when several participants informally (and often spontaneously) carry on a candid, sensemaking conversation about the meeting they just attended.” Given that these post-meeting discussions can often push team dynamics and culture in …

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Are You a Micromanager? | Harvard Business Review

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Having a supportive and involved manager provides workers with many well-documented benefits. However, what happens when managers provide their direct reports with unnecessary or unwanted help and “micromanage” their team? Research shows that micromanagement of others can have a negative impact on things such as employee morale and performance. This new article shares three questions to help managers …

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How AT&T Employees Turned Process Gripes Into $230 Million Saved | MIT Sloan Management Review

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This new article by Jeremy Legg, Chief Technology Officer for AT&T, has several insights that can prompt leaders and organizations to identify small opportunities—that, when addressed collectively—can have a significant impact on ways of working and organizational outcomes. Jeremy discusses how AT&T embarked on ‘Project Raindrop’ due to an annual employee survey that revealed employees’ …

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Corporate Culture in a New Era: Views from the C-suite | Journal of Applied Corporate Finance

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Many leaders recognize the vital role of organizational culture in enabling organizational success. But how effective are organizations at utilizing their culture as a source of competitive advantage? This article explores the perspectives of 1,348 chief executives and financial officers on multiple aspects of corporate culture within their firms. The findings are based on survey data and …

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5 Ways to Deal with the Microstresses Draining Your Energy | Harvard Business Review

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Employee wellbeing (EWB) remains a top priority for many organizations. However, Deloitte’s Wellbeing at Work survey reveals that many employees struggle with low levels of wellbeing, encountering exhaustion (52%), stress (49%), and a sense of being overwhelmed (43%). Despite the existence of EWB support initiatives like wellness programs, organizations often overlook the impact of various aspects of the work …

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lighthouses 2024 | World Economic Forum

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) remain a top priority for many organizations. However, translating this priority into quantifiable, scalable, and sustainable DEI practices remains a challenge for many. To aid organizations in navigating this journey and implementing impactful DEI practices, this comprehensive 38-page report offers valuable insights. One section starting on page 9 covers seven case studies featuring organizations …

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How to Create a Transformation That Lasts | BCG

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I have been receiving an increasing number of resource requests on the topic of strategies and tactics for successful organizational transformations. With numerous organizations undergoing various types of transformations and a reported 70% failure rate of organizational transformation efforts in general, many practitioners and business leaders are actively seeking ideas and practices to enhance the …

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Leadership Development Is Failing Us. Here’s How to Fix It | MIT Sloan Management Review

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Many organizations incorporate leadership development programs as a critical component of their leadership development strategy. However, as organizations find ways to maximize their talent investments, proving the tangible return on investment for these programs has grown increasingly essential. This article highlights the limitations of current leadership development programs and underscores the need for a more evidence-based …

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