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Want to Change a Company Culture? Train for It

The culture of an organization is all about how people behave on a daily basis in their organization. Many times, company leaders put a set of values or behaviors on the wall for employees and visitors to see, but they aren’t really serious about following them.
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When Targets and Metrics are Bad for Business

How the never-ending quest to quantify worker productivity can go terribly, terribly wrong.
Our value as employees is often boiled down to the quantifiable, whether it’s our output of nails, the number of products we sell, or the number of pageviews we get on our articles. But there’s a problem with that.
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The 6 Steps of Successful Change Management

Businesses can help boost employee engagement and adoption by following this change management checklist, according to this expert.
The struggle is real; you've invested in some great new software but found that company adoption is sluggish. It doesn't make any sense — this tool is the perfect problem-solver for all the complaints you've had. “Any process where you're trying to bring about change is complex,” said Rebecca Yoder, a global partner solutions director at DocuSign during her panel at the Dreamforce 2018 conference.
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How to Manage Someone Who is Totally Disorganized

Managing a disorganized employee is often a maddening experience. How can you help your scattered direct report develop better systems? How can you drive home the importance of staying on top of meetings, calendars, and emails? And is it even possible to help a person overcome a natural inclination toward disorder?
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2 Perspectives on Dealership Challenges in the Farm Equipment Market

Stotz Equipment President Tom Rosztoczy and Waupun Equipment Co-owner Dan Scheuers discuss the challenges they face in their respective markets – and what they are doing to proactively address them
On paper, the two dealerships couldn’t be more different: one, a 25-store John Deere dealership spread across 8 western states, the other, a New Holland and Massey Ferguson dealership with 2 stores in central Wisconsin. But when you listen to the people who run them, their challenges are strikingly similar.
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4 Questions that Employers Should Ask Every Job Candidate

A CEO and head of HR share what they ask job candidates in interviews in order to gauge their focus and hesitations early on.
When it comes to recruitment, good hiring managers look beyond credentials and the idea of finding someone they’d want to “grab a couple of beers with.” That kind of approach is rife with unconscious bias and isn’t always an accurate prediction of how good they’ll be as an employee.
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