ORG Blog

Working Together—Not Against


Why Minding Your Own Business Doesn’t Work In Business.

The very idea of working together implies not working against, however this is not always the case. When it comes to collaboration, sometimes people get the idea that they are merely working alongside someone on a project or endeavor—not really as partners or teammates, but as individuals contributors.

Topics: Collaboration

The Secret Science Behind Great Teams

From The Chicago Bulls to The Beatles, there’s one special thing that great teams have in common – chemistry. The way different personalities come together in the right way at the right time is where the magic of teamwork happens.

Topics: Employee Engagement Sustainable Change Leadership Collaboration

An Open Letter to Leaders Who Don’t Believe in Engagement Surveys

DEAR CEO: 

You’re right, engagement surveys can be a colossal waste of time and money.
So why do you keep using them?

Have you fallen prey to any of these justifications:

Topics: Employee Engagement Collaboration Breakthrough

Want Engaged Employees? Start with Fairness.

SATISFACTION MATTERS

“I love my job and work hard every day because I’m treated poorly.” Said no employee, ever.

Topics: Collaboration Leadership Employee Engagement

We Practice What We Preach: Collaboration

 

Like most organizations, the team at ORG has a diverse collection of experience, ideas, and thoughts. All powerful and necessary for organizations to thrive, but present challenges if it’s not managed well. The secret is to bring everyone together in a unified way. Collaboration is a core practice that touches everything we do.

Topics: Overland Resource Group Collaboration

Why Engagement Efforts Sometimes Fail and What You Can Do About It — Part II

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Part I explored the origins of employee engagement efforts, and identified some pioneering companies that enjoyed early successes. However, some early adopters of engagement practices have since shrunk or disappeared entirely. The first part identified three major causes of employee engagement failures at the organization-wide level – bad strategy, poor integration, and the inability to transfer learning. In Part II, we look at three fundamental sources of employee engagement failure at the work team level and suggest some remedies.

Topics: Labor Management Leadership Collaboration

Giving Muscle Memory a One-Two Punch

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Topics: Collaboration Labor Management

Why Employee Engagement Efforts Sometimes Fail and What You Can do About It! - Part 1

In today’s major corporations, you can hear terms such as “employee involvement,” “employee engagement,” and “high-performance teams” echoing through the hallways. Nearly every big company has some sort of engagement effort underway. This is in sharp contrast to 30 years ago, when I began my career. Back then, only a couple dozen prominent companies were experimenting in what was most often referred to as “participative management” or “socio-technical systems.”

Topics: Collaboration Sustainable Change

5 Proven Keys to Employee Engagement and Collaboration

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Employee engagement. Seems that every time I look at Twitter, LinkedIn, or any leadership site someone is talking about it.

Yet with all this chatter, up to 88% of employees and 80% of leaders reportedly still do not have passion for their work.

Below are 5 keys to employee engagement that, if implemented consistently, have proven results in building a culture of collaboration and engagement.

Topics: Employee Engagement Collaboration

Building Stronger Teams with DISC

The DISC behavioral preferences assessment is widely accepted as a useful, accurate way to help individuals and groups to understand behavior traits and preferences for interaction,

Topics: Collaboration Leadership