Creating better work environments is not about every day being sunshine and rainbows. It's not about ignoring hard work. Or not caring about profit. It's about basic workplace rights everyone deserves in this day in age. You deserve to have a boss that treats you with respect. You deserve to work in an environment free of harassment, sexual or otherwise. You deserve a challenging, but manageable workload. You deserve to live a life not consistently overcome with work anxiety.
What do you say when asked about your company culture? Do you have the words to describe it or are you left at a loss? If you fall into the second category, you're not alone. As I've mentioned before, culture is often this really intangible thing that's hard to describe to others. Given this difficultly, I'm so excited to share a framework that will help you better understand and articulate your current culture! The Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument (OCAI) is a val
If there's been one constant throughout my life, it's reading. Since I can remember, I've been obsessed with books of all kinds. As a kid, I was the one curled up in my room with a Phillip Pullman novel while my brother covered every inch of the neighborhood on his bike. In college, I still found plenty of time to read for fun - which everyone thought was crazy, given how much reading we already had to do for class. Throughout my career, I've turned to dozens of different boo
While I love sharing my thoughts with you here, I'm so excited about the opportunity to share some of my insights with the community over at Fresh Brewed Tech, an online publication that features amazing founders, technologists, companies in San Diego. Each month I dig into the culture of a local San Diego company, getting to the bottom of their employee experience and how they're building intentional company culture.
Today my second feature launched - a peek into life at
Most people can tell you about a horrible boss they've had, because it's really easy to be one. Meanwhile, some people can tell you about a great boss they've had and will do so passionately and with great admiration. So what sets a great boss apart from a bad one? Lots of things, but in my experience these three things stick out above the rest. 1. Great bosses prioritize and excel at active listening. Active listening is an incredible skill. When someone is actively listenin