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gothamCulture team is made up of relatable experts who love what they do. Through our blog, we hope to share our passion and gained knowledge in helping clients navigate change. Over the years, we’ve found that sometimes even the smallest nugget of insight can prove to be a hidden gem — providing fresh perspectives and Read More…

6 Key Steps to Influencing Effective Knowledge Transfer in Your Business

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Before lifting a Black Hawk helicopter off the ground, the pilot goes through a lengthy written checklist: oil pressure, fuel pump and generator switches, safety harnesses, altimeters — on and on it goes. When I flew Black Hawks in Iraq, I didn’t dream of trying to memorize this list. That would’ve been dangerous. The best Read More…

How Emergent Order Creates Thriving Organizations

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The world is a fascinating place. Ever wonder how we are able to accomplish so much without one person directing all the moving pieces? iPhones, Wikipedia, cars, the shoes you wear, last night’s dinner; all these things were made possible through the efforts of thousands of people each pursuing their own ends, and in doing Read More…

Shatter Today’s Organizational Myths by Crowdsourcing Culture

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Think back to the last company change initiative you spearheaded. If your company is like most, you sent a survey to employees via email. Some employees might have grumbled about it and eventually filled it out; the senior leadership team then sat down and attempted to make sense of the feedback. Unfortunately, this approach can Read More…

Onboarding New Employees: How To Build A Sustainable Process

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In rapidly growing companies, hiring and retaining the right employees is one of the hardest things for effective leaders to get right. On one hand, your company needs the right process in place to hire and keep the right people. There has to be an appealing lure to attract them, and the benefits have to Read More…

What ‘Frozen’ Can Teach Businesses About a Successful Pivot

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If you’ve been anywhere near a child in the past year, you’ve probably heard the “Frozen” soundtrack. You’ve probably also seen an abundance of Elsa Halloween costumes, “Frozen” picture books…well, you get the idea. But even if you can’t go a day without breaking into your slightly painful soprano of “Let It Go,” you might Read More…

Mapping Team Effectiveness Through Data Visualization

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Companies are taking creative measures to counter ‘meeting fatigue.’ From cutting meetings to a magic length (at Google, this is 50 minutes) to stand-up meetings (yes, standing vs. sitting), leaders are trying everything to improve efficiency and effectiveness of meetings. Yet, how often do we still leave meetings dissatisfied with the outcome?  It was too Read More…

What Do Glassdoor’s Top 25 Company Cultures of 2014 Have In Common?

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Company culture is more than a system of beliefs, norms, and behaviors. It serves as the foundation of your organization and affects everything from brand image and consumer opinions to market share and talent acquisition. Culture develops organically over time, so you can either sit idly by and let it happen or take the reins Read More…

Leadership While Daydreaming

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Guest Article Written by Andrea Learned Even though we hear a lot about how much leadership is changing, one thing still holds: leaders don’t take enough unscheduled time (or, we aren’t hearing about it).  In a recent McKinsey Quarterly interview with Tom Peters, he cites the book Leadership the Hard Way, by Dov Frohman, and notes: Read More…

Organizational Development: Balancing Analytics and Intuition

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For years, businesses have relied on experience, trial and error, and heuristics to make decisions.  But, change is in the air. Data analytics has added a new dimension to the decision-making process, giving business leaders access to new, previously unavailable insights. Unfortunately, there may be a split in the business world regarding its use.  While Read More…

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