About cultural fit ...
Let's pick up two links from Sunday today, the Cultural Fit and Reskilling. These are either hype topics in the moment early in 2020 or it is just my selective perception. Because I did find several articles around the two topics today.
Just an extract from the first article - "Regardless of leaders’ specific goals and ambitions, making an active effort to understand and acknowledge the cultures that operate within the organization is a critical undertaking for effective management in today’s global environment." - good content and pictures from the Harvard Business Review, see https://hbr.org/2020/01/how-corporate-cultures-differ-around-the-world.
As building a culture, new skills, reskilling, upskilling and hiring new talent all touch the same area, a broader view coming up below:
- 3 Mistakes Companies Make When Hiring Their First 100 Employees — and How to Avoid Them https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/small-business/2020/mistakes-to-avoid-when-hiring-first-100-employees
- 10 CEO perspectives on upskilling https://www.strategy-business.com/pictures/10-CEO-perspectives-on-upskilling
- The case for change: New world. New skills. https://www.strategy-business.com/blog/The-case-for-change-New-world-new-skills
- 5 ESSENTIALS OF CULTURE BUILDING https://leadershipfreak.blog/2020/01/14/5-essentials-of-culture-building/
As always only the tip of the iceberg, but a good starting point and some first ideas to build upon. Just in case you are still working on your 2020 resolutions and goals or did already give up on version ONE and prepare version TWO, some helpful guidance:
- THE TWO MOST IMPORTANT WORDS IN GOAL SETTING https://jenwaldman.com/blog/the-two-most-important-words-in-goal-setting
Tomorrow at work I will be giving a workshop around "my personal USP (unique selling point)" during our once per week one hour BREAK, to do something different, experience a new idea or just forget about work for a moment. The participants will have 15 minutes time to find their personal competitive advantage or differentiator, put it into one or some words and find a fitting picture to it. In the end the USP should not be more than 3 pictures. Will be fun, when the colleagues have to guess who is who, just based on the pictures they see 😉. I do something similar during my school workshops, as introduction round for the participants, always very well accepted. Looking forward to the reactions tomorrow ...
- 8 Tips For Developing A Killer Personal USP https://www.coburgbanks.co.uk/blog/candidate-tips/8-tips-to-developing-a-killer-usp/
Have fun and give it a try, not that difficult. And you can check your ideas with your partner or friends, to get a second opinion ...
- TED Playlist: Talks to watch when every conceivable bad thing has just happened to you https://www.ted.com/playlists/210/talks_to_watch_when_every_conc
- TED Playlist: Grow your own stuff https://www.ted.com/playlists/224/grow_your_own_stuff