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It is difficult to pick up a business publication and not read something about corporate culture and how important intentionally driving your culture is for success.
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Friendship vs. leadership

by Buddy Hobart | Posted on December 22nd, 2015


It is difficult to pick up a business publication and not read something about corporate culture and how important intentionally driving your culture is for success. Likewise, it is difficult to not see — maybe even daily — information about the importance of having an engaged workforce.

As we talk to businesses around the world that want to attack these two areas — intentionally driving their culture and creating an engaged workforce — we are beginning to see a consistent theme. We are witnessing attempts to create a corporate culture and engage employees by, what I call, “being liked”.

If I have seen one article, I have seen dozens. Cover art of ping-pong tables, foosball tables, pool tables, etc. while the title is teasing something regarding Millennials in the workplace. The titles are usually misleading. And the photographs are definitely misleading. The articles, after all, have nothing to do with pinball!

If you were to simply look at the headline and the artwork, you would conclude that Millennials want to go to an arcade for work. They want to play. They want to have fun. The corporate culture needs to be an amusement park and all of the bosses are “cruise directors”. In order to attract top talent, our offices need to look like Starbucks. And the coffee MUST be free!

None of this is true. Read the rest at the Solutions 21 Blog >
 

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