Category: Workplace Culture

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September 8, 2021

Why a Committed Workforce is Better than a Compliant Workforce

Sue Bingham (founder and principal of HPWP Group) says that, in her experience, 95% of employees are responsible individuals that take pride in their work. They care about the overall success of the company and genuinely want to do a good job. Unfortunately, the other 5% are the bad apples. And it’s these bad apples who don’t care and make dishonest decisions. 

Sadly, many organizations create a culture with those bad apples in mind. Strict rules apply, with no wiggle room for a more flexible and ‘human’ working environment. This means that 95% of your workforce feels demoralized in a school-like environment rather than valued individuals. 

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April 28, 2021

David vs. Goliath: Speaking up in Fear Based Cultures

Two decades ago, the interview by Oprah with Meghan and Harry would have been unthinkable.  It’s about a couple calling out alleged mistreatment by a long-revered “institution”.  However, it’s representative of sweeping changes being made in our culture today.  Think about those who created the MeToo Movement, Colin Kaepernick kneeling to protest police brutality resulting in the NFL reversing the decision to ban this peaceful protest, and survivors of abuse taking on the Catholic church.  The courage of a few combined with social media has shown a bright light on institutional wrongs and is causing some of the biggest shifts in public sentiment.

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