Top HR and Company Culture News of the Week – April 21, 2014

by Jimmy Winskowski on Apr 21, 2014 7:18:43 AM

happy coworkersDo your company's vision, mission, and values really matter? More than having a great product marketing strategy? Many new businesses focus solely on having the best processes and most efficient tools. But MIT professor Bill Aulet was stunned to discover just how important a company culture is. Find out what he learned after watching his first company flounder, and why he now says that culture eats strategy for breakfast!

happy workersWe talk a lot about happiness in the workplace, and for good reason. After all, the happiest workers are often the most engaged and most productive! If you'd like some free tips on how to boost the satisfaction levels of your workers, take a minute to check out these 10 surprising secrets of happy workplaces from author Georgia James, appearing this week on the Huffington Post.

chief happiness officerWhere does your company culture begin? Sure, it's important for your employees to jump on board with your company's values, but it's the CEO who drives the train! As TINYhr founder David Niu recently said, "If a company has a crappy culture, the CEO should look in the mirror." See what writer Peter Economy names as his six simple steps for becoming the Chief Happiness Officer of your company!

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