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From disengaged employees to underserved customers, business failures invariably stem from a culture problem. In The Insider's Guide to Culture Change, acclaimed culture transformation expert and global executive Siobhan McHale shares her proven four-step process to demystifying culture transformation and starting down the path to positive change. Many leaders and managers struggle to get a handle on exactly what culture is and how pervasive its impact is throughout an organization. Some try to change the culture by publishing a statement of core values but soon find that, aside from some short-term lip service, no meaningful change happens. Others try to unify the culture around a set of shared goals that satisfy shareholders but find their efforts backfire as stressed employees throw their hands up because leadership just doesn't get it. Others implement expensive new IT systems to try to bring about change, only to find that employees find workarounds and soon go back to their old ways. Culture transformation expert Siobhan McHale defines culture simply as the following: It's how we do things around here. McHale knows how simple yet overwhelming this definition can be for leaders, as she has devoted her entire career to culture transformation. She has worked across four continents, helping thousands of leaders create more agile and productive workplaces. She knows the work of culture transformation is never easy but also that when it's done correctly, it can turn any organization into a place where employees feel engaged in meaningful work and customers feel appreciated. The Insider's Guide to Culture Change walks readers through McHale's four-step process to culture transformation, including how to: Understand what corporate culture really is and how it impacts every aspect of the way your organization operates. Analyze where your culture is broken. Unlock the power of reframing roles within your company, to empower and engage your employees. Utilize proven methods and tools to break through deeply embedded patterns and change your company mindset. Keep the momentum going by consolidating gains and maintaining your foot on the change accelerator. With The Insider's Guide to Culture Change, watch your employees go from followers to change leaders who drive an agile culture that constantly outperforms.
With the globalization and growth of world economic markets, the importance of a strong workforce has become paramount to business success. Organizations cannot achieve this global reach unless they intend to tackle issues regarding equality in the workplace. In a time when sustainability and corporate responsibility have become the norm, organizations value the creation of an egalitarian workplace. Macro and Micro-Level Issues Surrounding Women in the Workforce: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a critical scholarly resource that voices issues and challenges faced by women and provides guidance for organizations in developing strategic initiatives to involve women in decision-making processes and improve women's wellbeing in the workplace. The book explores macro (socio-economic) and micro-level (organizational) issues in relation to women's positions at work including occupational segregation, gender pay gap, diversity management, and socio-cultural roles attached to women. It is essential for executives, managers, executive board members, human resources professionals, policymakers, business practitioners, academicians, researchers, corporate professionals, and students.
The numbers were achieved. The workshops attended. Most people in your organization have gotten their isms under control. But here you are again, recycling yet another round of costly diversity programs -- and still unable to overcome the problems and reap the benefits of your diverse workforce. That's because most organizations, despite good intentions and hard work, are stuck in their diversity efforts, says R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr., a leading diversity expert who has continually raised the bar on how we think and act on a complex array of diversity issues. In our communities as well as in our workplaces, a feeling of frustration has emerged as the promise of the Civil Rights Movement and affirmative action has become overly politicized and polarizing. But managing diversity is not a new issue. In fact, it is both a hallmark and core challenge that organizations and society have confronted since the founding of America, an experiment in diversity. Building on the Promise of Diversity is Thomas's impassioned wake-up call to bring diversity management to a wholly new level -- beyond finger-pointing and well-meaning initiatives and toward the shared goal of building robust organizations and thriving communities. This original, thoughtful, yet action-oriented book will help leaders in any setting -- business, religious, educational, governmental, community groups, and more -- break out of the status quo and reinvigorate the can-do spirit of making things better. The book includes a deeply felt analysis of the sometimes tangled intersections between diversity management and the Civil Rights Movement and affirmative action agendas . . . a personal narrative that charts Thomas's own evolution in diversity thinking . . . and a roadmap for mastering the powerful craft of Strategic Diversity Management(TM), a structured process that helps you: * Realize why multiple activities and good intentions are not enough for achieving sustainable progress. * Recast the meaning of diversity as more than just race and gender, but as any set of differences, similarities, and tensions -- such as workplace functions, product lines, acquisitions and mergers, customers and markets, blended families, community diversity, and more. * Accept that a realistic goal is not to eliminate diversity tension but to use it as a catalyst to address key issues. * Recognize diversity mixtures, analyze them accurately, and make quality decisions in the midst of differences, similarities, and tensions. * Build an essential set of diversity skills and develop your diversity maturity -- the wisdom, judgment, and experience to use those skills effectively. * Reflect on the ways you might be diversity challenged yourself. Diversity is the reality of America today. Whether you let diversity be a drain on your organization or a dynamic contributor to your mission, vision, and strategy is both a choice and a challenge. Building on the Promise of Diversity gives you the insights and skills you need to navigate through simmering tensions -- and find creative solutions for achieving cohesiveness, connectedness, and common goals.
Most of us work, yet few of us recognise our power in those workplaces or that we can influence things there. How can those of us striving in workplaces, `unleash the power of you'? How do we start creating kinder, fairer, more productive workplaces? More fundamentally, where does the spark, the resolve actually to do something come from? How do we start to live our purpose? In this book, Matt Dean uses his recent experience of cancer to shine a light on the challenges we all face in motivating ourselves to unleash the power of us. This is a book about creating kinder, fairer, more productive workplaces. Which sets out the thoughts, principles, and tools to create a more inclusive workplace.
`Bruce Daisley is on a mission to change the world of work.' The Times From the creator of hit podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat comes a revolutionary re-envisioning of how to enjoy your job. In the course of a career that has taken him from some of the world's biggest media companies to Twitter, via Google and YouTube, Bruce Daisley has become fascinated by what makes great companies tick. And in his hugely popular podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat, he has dug right into the DNA of work, talking to leading experts about how we can make our jobs more fulfilling, more productive - and much more enjoyable. Now, in The Joy of Work, he shares the fruits of his discoveries in 30 succinct tips that range across all aspects of 21st-century office life and that combine inspiration, empirically tested insight and down-to-earth practical answers in equal measure. Are lunch breaks for wimps, or do they actually make us more productive? Is it true that you can improve team performance simply by moving the location of the kettle or coffee machine? Why are meetings so often a waste of time, and how can they be fixed? And what are Monk Mode Mornings and Hack Weeks, and why do people swear by them? If you're not happy with the status quo, if you want to find out how things could be done better, if you're seeking greater fulfilment at work and a life that is less fraught, The Joy of Work will point the way. __________________________ This is a warm, wise and funny book which provides a terrific summary of some of the science - and stories - behind what makes work a positive part of people's lives. From the importance of lunch to the value of laughter, this book gives witty and practical advice. I loved it and I've already started changing some of the things I do at work, as a result! - Professor Sophie Scott Don't quit yet! In this book, Bruce shares remarkable advice that may well have you laughing while you work and truly loving your job. - Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder Bruce Daisley's The Joy of Work is a joy to read. It translates the best of workplace psychology research into practical ways of establishing creative and liveable cultures at work-a must read for all of us 9-5ers! - Professor Sir Cary Cooper, ALLIANCE Manchester Business School, University of Manchester Bruce's The Joy of Work is an important reminder of simple everyday practices to improve how we all work together, which will lead to greater team and individual happiness and performance. Great results will follow. - Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square With just 30 changes, you can transform your work experience from bland and boring (or worse) to fulfilling, fun, and even joyful. Bruce Daisley has pulled together threads of research and woven them into a tapestry of strategies that actually work, and that don't depend on the CEO's sign-off for implementation. You can begin changing your work culture today at the individual, team, and organisational levels with these tactics that increase creativity, productivity, and satisfaction. - Daniel Pink, author of WHEN and DRIVE
From the founder of the worldwide 30% Club campaign comes a career book for women in a transforming world who don't just want to lean in, but instead, shatter the paradigm as we know it. `I absolutely love her, I think she's such a force for good' Pandora Sykes, The High Low In A Good Time to be a Girl, Helena Morrissey sets out how we might achieve the next big breakthrough towards a truly inclusive modern society. Drawing on her experience as a City CEO, mother of nine, and founder of the influential 30% Club which campaigns for gender-balanced UK company boards, her manifesto for new ways of working, living, loving and raising families is for everyone, not just women. Making a powerful case for diversity and difference in any workplace, she shows how, together, we can develop smarter thinking and broader definitions of success. Gender balance, in her view, is an essential driver of economic prosperity and part of the solution to the many problems we face today. Her approach is not aimed merely at training a few more women in working practices that have outlived their usefulness. Instead, this book sets out a way to reinvent the game - not at the expense of men but in ways that are right and relevant for a digital age. It is a powerful guide to success for us all.