CEO, Meet Your Customers

Joellyn Sargent

Your time is consumed with things like financing, board meetings, product decisions, operational considerations, legal issues…the list is endless. Make the time to go out and meet your customers on their own turf. How to Meet Your Customers.

When Company Culture Counts

Joellyn Sargent

As we talked, many were surprised to realize organizational culture was an essential differentiator between organizations that weather the storm well and those that sink in the face of adversity. Why Does Culture Count? Leander entrench themselves, hiding in boardrooms and offsite meetings, sorting out the mess. Thankfully, as strong culture can help leaders avoid the trap. Company Culture is Strategic. The culture of your organization emanates from the top.

Infosys Consulting Interviews & Culture

Management Consulted

After flying out to Bangalore to pitch their idea, Pratt and Joshi were surprised to be given a meeting with the whole board of directors and went on to explain that their GDM would allow Infosys to undercut its competitors. INFOSYS CONSULTING CULTURE. INFOSYS CONSULTING.

Netflix Brings Lean Thinking to Board Meetings

Markovitz Consulting

I doubt Netflix was thinking how Jim Womack would apply lean to their board meetings. But in a new article , the Harvard Business Review describes how the company reinvented board meetings by creating a better way to share information with its board of directors. First, board members attend monthly and quarterly senior management meetings as observers. Senior management responds to the questions prior to the meeting. Well, not really.

A.T. Kearney Interview & Culture

Management Consulted

KEARNEY INTERVIEW AND CULTURE. Their focus is on: structure and governance, processes, technology enablement, resource configuration and capabilities and culture. Culture, culture, culture. Kearney culture and what makes it stand out and embrace change as you’ll be in for a steep learning curve. KEARNEY CULTURE. There are, however, 2 key traits that are consistently trumpeted: Collaborative culture.

Gallup Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

GALLUP CONSULTING INTERVIEWS AND CULTURE. Meet Gallup Press – yet another branch of an already rapidly growing information empire. GALLUP CONSULTING CULTURE. Gallup communicates that its culture is defined by the following considerations: People are our priority.

AlixPartners Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

ALIXPARTNERS CULTURE . Some employees explain that they need to be available 24/7 to meet the rigorous demands placed upon them. The post AlixPartners Interviews and Culture appeared first on Management Consulted. ALIXPARTNERS CONSULTING. Today, we continue our Firm Profile series by looking at AlixPartners. AlixPartners is an international business advisory firm based in Southfield, MI known for its work in corporate turnarounds, bankruptcy assignments and restructuring.

Can Rules Change Corporate Culture?

LSA Global

If only corporate culture change could be accomplished through simply establishing a “few rules.” Unfortunately, effecting real organizational culture change, just as succeeding at real behavior change, is not easy. So changing the email culture would save time and raise productivity.

Parthenon-EY Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Combining strategy experience with a worldwide network, financial backing and brand-name, Parthenon-EY has grown successfully without losing the familial culture that was so important to its co-founders. The firm pays well, works with some of the biggest and most noteworthy companies in the world, and employees rave about the great company culture. PARTHENON-EY CULTURE. Generally, weekly meetings with your supervisor are available if you make the first move to set them up.

Are the Best Company Cultures Internally or Externally Focused?

LSA Global

Best Company Cultures. The best company cultures attract and retain top talent while simultaneously making it easy to execute their business strategy. What the Best Company Cultures Deliver. The best company cultures are a strategic asset. Company Cultures Vary.

How to Actively Involve Employees in Corporate Culture Change

LSA Global

The Challenge of How to Actively Involve Employees in Corporate Culture Change. It would be so easy to achieve corporate culture change if all it took was a top-down mandate. But culture is about a lot more than how to get the job done. Employees as Culture Change Agents.

FTI Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

FTI CONSULTING INTERVIEWS & CULTURE. Promotions are dependent on how quickly you meet functional competencies and skill requirements set out for you by the powers that be. FTI’s earning paths are designed to meet the needs of the employees at every stage of their career because their courses aim to provide practical guidance related directly to the job. FTI CONSULTING CULTURE. The company shares extensively about cultivating a culture of mentorship and growth.

Altman Vilandrie: Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

ALTMAN VILANDRIE CULTURE. If you can show you’re good enough, you’ll get the promotion – the firm is young and growing, after all, so it’s much easier to take people who have assimilated the culture and grow them than it is to skill and assimilate new staff from the ground up. Altman Vilandrie has been growing its culture and organization steadily over the years, and business is booming. FTI Consulting Interviews and Culture. ALTMAN VILANDRIE CONSULTING.

OC&C Strategy Consultants Interview and Culture

Management Consulted

OC&C STRATEGY CONSULTANTS INTERVIEWS & CULTURE . Known for its incredible family-style and entrepreneurial culture, relaxed work style, and long retention of employees, OC&C competes not only on strategy but also on culture. OC&C STRATEGY CONSULTANTS CULTURE.

4 Ways to Protect Culture During Rapid Growth

LSA Global

How to Protect Culture During Rapid Growth. While rapid growth companies (20%+ per year) can be very exciting and meaningful places to work, high growth puts high pressure on organizational culture. At a high level, we define culture as the way things get done on a day-to-day basis.

Bridgespan Non-Profit Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

. BRIDGESPAN INTERVIEWS & CULTURE . This is an amazing opportunity to dive into content and tools used by Bridgespan in their work advising nonprofit clients, to apply those tools in meeting organizational priorities, and to do so in partnership with a select group of nonprofit leaders.

Bates White Economic Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

economists, MBAs, and JDs to meet the needs of real clients. BATES WHITE CULTURE. Having cultivated a culture that supports intellectual freedom, rewards collaboration, and offers opportunities to build your career, Bates White employees always make mention of the fact that they are challenged to put their education to work as they develop practicable solutions real-world problems, all in the context of a strong team environment. BATES WHITE ECONOMIC CONSULTING.

How to Set Goals for a High Performance Culture

LSA Global

Some leaders think they must set goals for a high performance culture that are impossible (or almost impossible) to reach in order to motivate their teams to provide maximum effort and peak performance. To set goals for a high performance culture, they must be “just right.”

3 Ways to Shape Culture During High Growth

LSA Global

Shape Culture During High Growth. While work cultures certainly shift overtime, many leaders assume that their culture will deteriorate as they experience hyper-growth. How can a leader shape culture during high growth? Start-up Leaders Define the Company Culture.

Why Great Employees Leave “Great Cultures”

Harvard Business

“We have a great culture.” Culture is often referred to as “the way things are done around here.” I’ve been working in HR for over twenty years, and the best companies I’ve worked with have recognized that there are three elements to a culture: behaviors, systems, and practices, all guided by an overarching set of values. How, then, do we repair a flagging culture? Is a leader always ten minutes late to a meeting?

Working Across Cultural Boundaries – A Case Study – Part I

Gina Abudi

The post Working Across Cultural Boundaries – A Case Study – Part I appeared first on Gina Abudi. Project Management cultural boundaries diversity kick off meeting managing projects project kick off project leadership team meeting virtual team leadership Getting Everyone to Work Together – One Project Manager’s Challenge Michael was managing his first virtual project team. There were 12 people on the core project team.

Working Across Cultural Boundaries – A Case Study – Part II

Gina Abudi

The First Team Meeting Read Part I for background information. After the agenda went out for the team meeting, we asked team members to begin to make travel arrangements to ensure arrival prior to the dinner (during the cocktail hour.) The post Working Across Cultural Boundaries – A Case Study – Part II appeared first on Gina Abudi.

How to Create a Talent-Centric Culture

LSA Global

If you know how to create a talent-centric culture, does a talent-centric culture create higher performance? Is knowing how to create a talent-centric culture the answer? The Definition of a Talent-Centric Culture. How to Create a Talent-Centric Culture.

Booz Allen Hamilton Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON CULTURE . Booz Allen Hamilton has established a forum for employees with disabilities, introduced ASL interpretation at major meetings and closed-captioning of corporate videos. The post Booz Allen Hamilton Interviews and Culture appeared first on Management Consulted. BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON . Welcome back to our Firm Profile series. Today we’re going to be looking at Booz Allen Hamilton, a firm with a great name and a confusing history.

Job Hub: Square Jobs and Culture

Management Consulted

———— History & Culture. The company prides itself on its fun, laid-back culture, and believes that its products are a reflection of that culture. Engineers and designers work in concert in small teams; 90% of meeting spaces at the company’s offices are built for eight people or less. They are also looking for individuals who fit into the Square culture and who can contribute from day one. Starbucks Jobs and Culture.

Can Uber’s Corporate Culture Be Re-set?

LSA Global

Uber and its difficulties continue to dominate Silicon Valley business news as its corporate culture deteriorates despite former CEO Travis Kalanick’s recent ouster. We know how hard it is to change a culture. Workplace culture has a significant impact on a company’s bottom line.

Create a Growth Culture, Not a Performance-Obsessed One

Harvard Business

It’s no wonder that so many C-Suite leaders are focused on how to build higher performance cultures. The irony, we’ve found, is that building a culture focused on performance may not be the best, healthiest, or most sustainable way to fuel results. Instead, it may be more effective to focus on creating a culture of growth. A culture is simply the collection of beliefs on which people build their behavior. Organizational culture Digital Article

How to Get Yourself Invited to Important Meetings

Harvard Business

In a work culture with too many meetings, we often look for tactics to get out of meetings. But sometimes you need to get into a meeting, perhaps because the decisions made there will have implications for you or your team, or maybe because you feel you’ve been left out of important discussions. Whether you haven’t been invited because of an oversight or an intentional decision by the meeting organizer, you can take action to secure your seat at the table.

Plan a Better Meeting with Design Thinking

Harvard Business

“Sometimes, when I sit in meetings, especially ones in which people don’t seem engaged, I calculate the cost in staff time. I’ve estimated that one standard weekly meeting in my bureau—50 people sitting in a cookie-cutter conference room, looking both bored and anxious—costs around $177,000 annually, and surely this scenario occurs throughout the [organization] hundreds of times a day. So many meetings are lost opportunities.”

Use Subtle Cues to Encourage Better Meetings

Harvard Business

In any collaborative work environment, the meeting is the main component of office life. But although meetings are the primary mechanism through which decisions get made, they are also the standard complaint of many executives. In 2013, Julian Birkinshaw and I found that knowledge workers spend 67% of their time in meetings. For another, too many meetings are poorly run. How can you make sure your organization actually ends up with more effective meetings?

6 Ways to Build a Customer-Centric Culture

Harvard Business

But the most common, and perhaps the greatest, barrier to customer centricity is the lack of a customer-centric organizational culture. To build a customer-centric culture, business leaders should take six actions: Operationalize customer empathy. Shana Novak/Getty Images.

Different Cultures See Deadlines Differently

Harvard Business

We all have the tendency to look at other cultures through the lens of our own. In my experience working and teaching across cultures, I’ve noticed one important area where this frequently causes conflicts: deadlines. Other cultures perceive time as cyclical and endless.

Archstone Consulting Culture and Interview Tips

Management Consulted

ARCHSTONE CONSULTING CULTURE. Generally, weekly meetings with your manager are available and the atmosphere is collegial; many current and ex-employees reference how smart and friendly the people are that they have worked with at Archstone Consulting. However, while your co-workers may be industry experts and overall nice people, the office culture at Archstone Consulting is limited when compared to a firm like Bain. ARCHSTONE CONSULTING.

Polite Ways to Decline a Meeting Invitation

Harvard Business

There it is in your inbox: a meeting invite to a meeting you really don’t want to attend. Whatever the reason, sometimes you need to decline a meeting invite. Meetings. How Top Salespeople Land Hard-to-Get Meetings. Start by assessing the value of the meeting.

How to Build a Strong Culture of Accountability

MBO Partners

A Strong Culture of Accountability Matters. If you desire a healthy, strong culture of accountability (and who doesn’t), leaders need to cascade accountability throughout your organization. The Components of a Strong Culture of Accountability.

Can Uber’s Corporate Culture Be Re-set?

LSA Global

Uber and its difficulties continue to dominate Silicon Valley business news as its corporate culture deteriorates despite former CEO Travis Kalanick’s recent ouster. We know how hard it is to change a culture. Workplace culture has a significant impact on a company’s bottom line.

5 Common Complaints About Meetings and What to Do About Them

Harvard Business

We all complain about meetings. My boss doesn’t lead meetings effectively. Most of our meetings are just passing along information that could easily be sent in an email. We keep having the same conversations because nothing gets done between meetings. Based on my 25 years of experience consulting with organizations and teams about how to lead effective meetings, here is what I’d suggest. ” My boss doesn’t lead meetings effectively.

How Netflix Redesigned Board Meetings

Harvard Business

First, board members periodically attend (in an observing capacity only) monthly and quarterly senior management meetings. ” The company holds three regularly scheduled executive meetings to which board members attend. Staff meetings (R-Staff) are monthly meetings of the top seven leaders. Executive Staff meetings (E-Staff) are quarterly meetings of the top 90 executives. Senior executives attend board meetings and answer questions if needed.

What Leadership Looks Like in Different Cultures

Harvard Business

Although the core ingredients of leadership are universal (good judgment, integrity, and people skills), the full recipe for successful leadership requires culture-specific condiments. Thus culture is mostly the sum of the values and beliefs of influential past leaders.

Creating a culture of open communication

Peter Stark

Set aside time in staff meetings simply for information sharing. Does he or she prefer written information (reports or status updates) or a weekly face-to-face meeting? The post Creating a culture of open communication appeared first on Peter Barron Stark Companies.