Top HR and Company Culture News of the Week – June 2, 2014

by Jimmy Winskowski on Jun 2, 2014 6:42:39 AM

Sad WorkerA few months ago at a tech community Meetup in Seattle, a very successful local CEO spoke about the importance of knowing what you don't know. This statement rings especially true when it comes to company culture. How can you recognize when your business has a culture that's in serious trouble? Luckily, Forbes contributor Shane Atchison has taken the time to spell out 10 signs that your company has a culture problem in a fabulous recent article. Take the time to check it out, and find out if there's something you may not know (yet) about your culture!

Happy EmployeesDid you know that science has shown that you really only have an impact on 12 percent of the things that determine whether you're happy? This means that happiness is more of a choice than a reaction to circumstance. So how can you be happier? According to Inc.com author Bill Murphy, Jr., the happiest people among us understand that if you make the right choices, that small 12% sliver is enough. See what he says are the 7 things happy people choose to do each day. How many of them are a part of your daily routine?

Flexible Workforce Best ResultsToday's flexible workforce can offer a tremendous upside. After all, many workers feel that cutting out the commute and daily banter that goes on in the office allows them to work much more productively. In addition, many choose to join or remain with a company because they won't be forced to relocate. For business owners, though, fielding a flexible team can require a combination of shifts in technology and culture. Check out a few suggestions you'll want to follow in this Productivity@Work feature from Inc.com titled, "Getting Results from the Flexible Workforce." You'll be glad you did.

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