Company Culture

Entrepreneurs

Improv and Comedy Can Infuse Companies With an Inventive Spirit

Theater techniques can teach startups a thing or two about developing an openness to new ideas.
National Small Business Week

Sam Adams Founder: To Compete With Giants, 'Bring Your Small-Business Game'

Boston Beer Company, the maker of Samuel Adams, is the leader of the craft beer movement. But founder Jim Koch is also playing against beer titans such as MillerCoors and Anheuser-Busch InBev.
Transparency

Big Organizational Challenges Can Be Overcome With Transparency

Being open and honest with employees can solve issues such as low morale, poor engagement and turnover.
Hiring Tips

3 Important Tips for Hiring the Best Employees

Choosing the right hires for your organization is crucial to building a thriving business. Here's how to get it right.
Design

Designing a Better Office Space

The newest trends in workplace design highlight employee choice, wellness, lifestyle amenities and opportunities for mentorship.
Corporate Culture

These Corporations Ensure Their Longevity by Being Good Neighbors

Around the world, organizations are doing good things to revitalize the places where they reside.
Executive Training

4 Steps to Earning an MBA-in-a-Day in Your Own Company

You've paid your tuition in sweat to learn what you know about your company, your market and your industry. Applying that knowledge doesn't require a detour to grad school.
Design

Editor's Note: Design Intelligence

You design your environment, and how you do so says as much about you, your passion, commitment and leadership style as it does about your company culture.
Company Culture

Microsoft's Big Layoffs Lays Bare the Dangers of Cultural Change

Whether you run a small company or a large corporation, changing a culture should be done with care, or risk an implosion.
Company Culture

Kickstarter Wrote a Computer Program For Its 'Lunch Roulette.' And Now It's Sharing the Code.

The crowdfunding platform got organized and made its lunchtime team-building routine into a few lines of computer code.
Innovation

We Have Lost Sight of the Real Meaning of Innovation

Various definitions of the word needlessly complicates what should be a simple mandate and increases pressure in the workplace.
Communications

Avoid Loss in Translation. Put Developers and Creative Staffers on the Same Page.

Here's how to avert communication breakdowns when tech folks must build a new app or gadget to the specs of those who don't code.
Ethics Coach

The Ethics Coach on Dealing With the Office Know-It-All

How to temper a co-worker who smashes everyone's ideas.
Zappos

Has De-emphasizing Job Titles Empowered Zappos Workers?

By the end of this year, internal job titles will mean nothing at the billion-dollar startup. Has this shift strengthened Tony Hsieh's e-commerce empire?
Women in Business

An Insider's View of How Women Can Advance Their Tech Careers

A startup co-founder insists that female engineers should be full players in the startup game.
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