The Best Articles in Company Culture
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Top 5 Company Culture Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Company Culture by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Brainstorm Questions Not Ideas
- From Politeness to Partnership: Embracing Conflict Drives Effective…
- How to deliver effective constructive criticism
- F*ck It, I Need a Break! Why Rest and Recovery are Key to Success -…
- Be a thermostat, not a thermometer
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The best way to apologize (according to science)
Explore what to do— and not to do— in order to deliver an authentic apology and make amends in a variety of situations.--Over the years, people have come up ...
How do you deal with Pessimism?
Simon is an unshakable optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect...
How to ...?
How to Be a Mentor: 4 Ways to Change Someone’s Life
Discover what a mentor does, why different types of mentors exist, why mentoring is important, and four ways to be a transformative mentor yourself.
«mentors have three things in common. They motivate, inspire, and support.»
How to Become a Better Listener
Sharpen these seven skills.
«REPEAT PEOPLE’S LAST FEW WORDS BACK TO THEM. If you remember nothing else, remember this simple practice that does so much. It makes the other person feel listened to, keeps you on track during the conversation, and provides a pause for both of you to gather thoughts or recover from an emotional reaction»
How To Create A Business Rhythm For Better Collaboration
Companies certainly hold lots of meetings. However, having more meetings does not necessarily equal more collaboration and better teamwork. Also, more meetings does not automatically ensure better…
«Finally, most teams at P4Q hold quick daily meetings to see how they are performing against set goals (similar to stand-up meetings in Agile, for example).»
How to Stay Motivated When You’re (Still) Stuck at Home
You’re tired, mad, and lonely. So, what can you do about it?
How to Evaluate a Company’s Culture During a Remote Hiring Process
There’s plenty you can learn without ever stepping foot in an office.
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To Implement Change, You Don’t Need to Convince Everyone at Once
Managers launching a new initiative often try to start big. They work to gain approval for a substantial budget, recruit high-profile executives, arrange a big “kick-off” meeting, then look to move…
220. The Worst Problem At Work And Why These 2 Words Matter
I’ve gotten very lucky at least 8 times in my life: When I was 12, I blindly ran across a busy road without looking for traffic At 16, a car swerved over the yellow line and hit me head on At 18, I…
Opinion: It’s Time to Rethink Alcohol at Work Events
Drinking in professional settings comes with risks and can alienate colleagues. There are better ways for physicists to socialize.
Three Simple, Brilliant Mental Models for Better Collaboration
To avoid pitfalls in group decision-making and problem-solving
«Key Strategy to Avoid this Pitfall: Before a significant change is undertaken, use the “Five Why’s” to determine why the thing to be changed was set up in the first place. This will help drill down to some non-obvious deeper cues about the item in question.»
How to Disagree Productively
Disagreements don’t have to be destructive. They can be opportunities to come up with better ideas. But handling conversations with someone with a conflicting point of view is far from easy. Three…
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From Politeness to Partnership: Embracing Conflict Drives Effective…
When conflicts arise, we tend to either argue and try to win or avoid (consciously or unconsciously) the conflict altogether by trying to be professional and polite and get on with things. However,…
Brainstorm Questions Not Ideas
Taking time to talk through your questions will create a collaborative culture of learning
«extremely popular activity because it feels collaborative and creativity-enhancing even when it’s really not. Research has shown group brainstorming to be a waste of time.»
Be a thermostat, not a thermometer
As I’ve learned more about how humans interact with one another at work, I’ve been repeatedly reminded that we are very easily influenced by the mood of thos...
F*ck It, I Need a Break! Why Rest and Recovery are Key to Success -…
I spoke to Henry Stewart, Chief Happiness Officer at Happy – a company that has seemingly mastered the challenge of retention. In fact, there are nine people in the organisation that have been with…
How to deliver effective constructive criticism
How can you can be more effective when giving constructive criticism? It's time to lose the "feedback sandwich" and just be direct.
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How to be an Exceptional Chief of Staff: Advice for Scaling Impact at Startups
10 tactical tips and guiding principles for a new Chief of Staff to lean on as they scale their impact at a startup — from building better systems, not just booking more meetings and finding an…
The Hierarchy Is Bullshit (And Bad For Business)
My friend Molly has had an impressive career. She got a job as a software engineer after graduating from college, and after kicking ass for a year or so she was offered a promotion to management &#…
5 Excellent Habits of High Performing Teams
What makes some teams do exceptionally well and others to perform poorly? Do they have more talented team members, better resources or are simply being lucky? Building extraordinary workplaces with…
«What separates a healthy team from an unhealthy one — the willingness to openly disagree and yet remain committed to supporting each other.»
The Secret to an In Sync Startup? Ditch Your Meetings and Try an Asynchronous Culture
As the co-founder and CEO of Subscript, Sidharth Kakkar ditched all the company’s meetings and decided to make the startup’s culture completely asynchronous. He shares his playbook for moving away…
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Harvard Business Review
The best ideas in business and management to help people, organizations, and economies work better.
MIT Sloan Management Review
Transforming how people lead and innovate.
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