The Culture Times

Serious about building culture? You must read these books

Company culture is a complex amalgamation of several attributes, behaviors, and processes that characterize a company. The importance of the right company culture cannot be overemphasized in any organization. In this blog, we present to you the top 5 books … Read More

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Being an Affiliative Leader is the secret to creating loyalty

“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” — Eleanor Roosevelt 1 Imagine if someone understands your problem in the way you understand it? How would you feel if you know there is someone who would … Read More

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Secret to Culture Setting and Employee Retention starts from OnBoarding

Companies and organizations employ more employees as they scale up in their businesses. The human resource department usually invests a great deal of time and resources in making sure they recruit the best employees for the company. But, the truth … Read More

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Proven culture hacks you have always been looking for

Culture hacks are outstanding options that can be employed to provide little adjustments to the company culture to achieve better results. Culture hacking is gradual and continuous; it is about finding the little things you can add every day to … Read More

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Coaching style is a proven way for leaders to grow themselves

“Good leadership isn’t about advancing yourself. It’s about advancing your team.” – John Maxwell 1 A team is as strong as its weakest link. As a leader, you must be able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of individuals. Not … Read More

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Yes, toxic culture can kill your company

Company culture is a complex amalgamation of all the attributes, behaviors, and processes that characterize a company. It is important for an organization to have an appropriate culture to ensure overall productivity in the company. Can a culture be toxic? … Read More

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Secret to a Winning Organizational Culture: Harness Time, Talent, and Energy – Part 2

Employee productivity in an organization has three angles, the effective use of organizational time, attracting high-quality talent, and maximizing organizational energy. … Read More

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Secret to a Winning Organizational Culture: Harness Time, Talent, and Energy – Part 1

The key to becoming a profitable and successful company is how best the organization can manage its scarce resources (time, talent, and energy) to reach a higher level of performance. … Read More

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Performance or Productivity: Where do you focus?

Employee performance and Employee productivity are two separate concepts and they should not be confused with one another. Being able to understand the differences between the concepts of performance and productivity is crucial. Performance is Incremental where as Productivity is exponential … Read More

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Employee Recognition: The Elixir to Employee Performance

Every employee wants to be recognized and appreciated for the work they do because they see it as a form of reward for their efforts. Most employees have shared their experiences and recognizing your employee’s effort will go a long … Read More

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Visionary Leaders set the direction and inspire others

“Good leaders have a vision and inspire others to help them turn vision into reality. Great leaders have the vision, share vision, and inspire others to create their own.” –Roy Bennett 1 An individual’s motivation to go out of the … Read More

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Leadership style that works for you

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell 1 Leadership is a tricky business. It’s like walking on a tight rope between two buildings 50 stories high while juggling … Read More

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Work On Culture To Make Hiring A Breeze

“I think as a company, if you can get those two things right — having a clear direction on what you are trying to do and bringing in great people who can execute on the stuff — then you can … Read More

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Prepare your organization’s Culture before you cross the “Scale Up” chasm

“Scaling challenges nearly always come down to the same problem: the difficulty of spreading something good from those who have it to those that don’t – or at least don’t yet. It is always, in other words, the problem of more.” … Read More

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Well designed Culture can help a company overcome a Growth Plateau

“Anyone who believes that exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.”  – Kenneth E. Boulding1 All businesses hit bumps in their lifetime. However, sometimes these bumps tend to go on … Read More

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A Strong Culture can help tackle business uncertainties

For how long would a company want to be successful? Undoubtedly, the answer would be ‘always’. All companies build themselves to be successful, and their focus remains on continuous growth. However, there are enough examples of brands, big or small, … Read More

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Customer Satisfaction is a journey that starts with internal Culture

Take customers out of the equation and there is no business left. There is no doubt customer satisfaction is important, but exactly how much? According to a poll, around 82% of customers read reviews before purchasing a product/service, and 93% … Read More

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Culture: The fraction of a difference between Good and Great

As per an HBR study1, 52% of Fortune 500 companies have either gone bankrupt, been acquired, or ceased to exist since 2000. Staggering isn’t it? Even the big ones aren’t safe. With the world becoming digital, connected, and smaller by … Read More

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Leading & Scaling High-Performance Teams – Vishal Naithani, Head HR Shuttl

I am sharing some personal learnings on effectively Leading high-performance teams that have worked for me & what I have experienced working with Leaders who I have looked up to over the years. Honing and developing some of these will … Read More

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Unlocking hidden productivity with Collaboration

“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”  – Babe Ruth1 Collaboration … Read More

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Develop leaders for a self-propagating culture

“A leader’s job is not to do the work for others, it’s to help others figure out how to do it themselves, to get things done, and to succeed beyond what they thought possible”.  – Simon Sinek1 Competent leadership has … Read More

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For Innovation to succeed, one must embrace failure

Organizations begin with an idea and ideas are what make an organization. This whole process of inventing and reinventing is what innovation stands for. ‘Think Different ’ was a campaign run by Apple in 1997, which had the following slogan defining … Read More

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Agility of a Cheetah: What organizations seek

“Success is no longer about changing strategies more often, but having the agility to execute multiple strategies concurrently. And success requires CEOs to develop the right leadership capabilities, workforce skills, and corporate cultures to support digital transformation.” – Pierre Nanterme, … Read More

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From Rs. 200 to Rs. 30 Cr: Culture is your bamboo tree

On a particularly dismal day of 1990, a 17-year-old boy arrived at the Bandra station in Mumbai. An acquaintance of his had promised him a job. The boy had abandoned his studies after class 10th to support his seven siblings and … Read More

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Growth and Development is the only constant for new-age companies

“An organization’s ability to learn and translate that learning into action rapidly is the ultimate competitive advantage.” — Jack Welch, former General Electric CEO1 In today’s fast-paced world, the growth of a company is intertwined with that of its employees. … Read More

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