Tag Archives: company culture

Culture: How to Engage Remote Employees

Culture article originally published on Entrepreneur.com.
Culture is how things get done in an organization. That’s why it’s critically important to get right.

|28 Jun 2017

How Does a Small Company Culture Lay Off Employees? With a Job Fair

Guest post by Veena Vadgama, Vice President of Marketing for Network Instruments
Making a decision to reduce headcount or shut down operations is a scenario no CEO ever wants to face.

|14 Jan 2014

10 measures to a high-performance culture: 8-10

So far in this series I’ve covered seven of the 10 measures that I found helped me build high-performing cultures in my companies by putting the SCARF model into practice:

Private offices for all employees
An open meeting policy
Having an anonymou

|20 Aug 2013

How CEOs Hire: Jeff Bezos on having an “explorer mentality”

Some companies, if you wanted to put it into a single word, they have a conqueror mentality, and we have an explorer mentality.

|08 Aug 2013

The SCARF model for understanding culture: Part 3

Last week I discussed the first two elements of the SCARF model for understanding corporate culture: Status and Certainty. Here are the final three areas that can elicit a reward/threat response in employees: Autonomy, Relatedness and Fairness.

|30 Jul 2013

The SCARF model for understanding culture: Part 1

Do employees always react to company news in the way you expect? If you have been a CEO or even a manager for very long you’ve learned that they don’t.

|16 Jul 2013

Support oddballs in your company culture

I’ve been discussing the traits I look for in every job candidate, including exceptionalism, motivation, creative initiative, and value.

|19 Mar 2013

Google Jumps the Shark

Jump the Shark Photo credit: Wikipedia
Jump the Shark
From a moment on the TV series Happy Days in which the character Fonzie jumped over a shark on water skis, and from then on (supposedly) the show bore no similarity to its original for

|15 Feb 2013

The No Asshole Policy and Company Culture

Photo Credit: Perry French via Compfight cc
What do you do if one of your star performers is a colossal jerk? You know the type: He or she treats people poorly, doesn’t think the rules apply, behaves arrogantly, etc.

|28 Jan 2013

Consistency Leads to Desired Culture

Ben Horowitz recently published a great blog post titled “Programming Your Culture,” where he discusses how a CEO can and should design for the culture he wants: “Designing a proper company culture will help you get your company to do what you

|04 Jan 2013