After nearly two years of a pandemic, workers are being more selective in where and how they work. Simultaneously, many employers are preparing to move workers “back to the office.” Be prepared to make the best of adapting to these new pressures.
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Organizational success depends upon cultural understanding. This is particularly true for project managers, who are the epitome of organizational players who need to exercise influence while possessing limited authority.
Rituals help employees develop a sense of belonging to the team. But organizational culture is steeped in tacit knowledge, the unwritten and unspoken rules. How can you grasp these rituals if you are new to the project or team?
Managing by financial measures alone is a recipe for disaster. We need more ways to determine if an organization is successful. Here we address two key challenges to illustrate why focusing on organizational culture matters.
A new survey suggests that many organizations are truly out of touch with how their employees feel about their organizations, that they don’t realize that engagement levels are so relatively low. How can we bridge this gap before things get worse?
We often don't understand something and have questions—but don't put our hand up to ask, instead hoping someone else will. This can be a huge problem within organizational culture. How can we engage employees in the right way at the right time?
Why are there campaigns afoot to paint negativity around all things project management? The answer to this question is based on “marketing carveouts”—a narrative purposed to sell services. Should we grant professional ignorance to this practice, recognizing the need? Or address these concerns through spirited debate?
Most of us experience a toxic environment at one point during our work career, and the pandemic has only increased our stressors. We need to learn how to deal with these situations and put a solid decision-making process into place. These tips can help.
When seeking to improve the overall culture of an organization, it's important to understand which areas actually need improvement—and which need to be preserved. One way to do this is to identify the values and environments the organization wants to embrace—and then assess how it stacks up.
With the rapid growth in remote and distributed teams, there is a lot more focus on team culture rather than organizational culture. How do the two remain aligned?