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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…

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…

What Does #BoycottBlackThursday Mean For Company Culture?

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The holidays are fast approaching! People across the country are planning Thanksgiving dinner and planning their holiday vacations. It seems like the retail world moved from Halloween to Christmas overnight! But, there’s one time-honored tradition that’s been experiencing some backlash over the past couple years: Black Friday’s extension into the Thanksgiving holiday. This year, with Read More…

How To Take The ‘Cult’ Out Of Your Company Culture

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When you think of a cult, do shuttle buses come to mind? Probably not, but Silicon Valley tech companies have used this method of transportation to keep their workers isolated from the rest of the world. And as they bind their employees closer together, workers are significantly less likely to leave. While the term “cult” often conjures Read More…

Organizational Strategy: What We Can Learn From Our Veterans

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Yesterday, on LinkedIn, I wrote an article highlighting our veterans, and how the US Army values of LDRSHIP (Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Patriotism) can, and should, apply to your personal and professional lives and the culture of every successful organization. Ask yourself how your accomplishments or your company’s success would improve Read More…

5 Quotes That Will Shape The Future Of Your Company Culture

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Last week, Dustin Schneider and Bradford Blevins attended the 2014 Organizational Development Network Conference in Philadelphia. Every year at these conferences, we walk away with notebooks full of new ideas for our clients and the way we can help them build a sustainable organizational culture that stands the test of time. There were so many inspiring Read More…

What Campaign Culture Teaches Us About Employee Engagement

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gothamCulture’s Samantha Goldman came to us with some incredible organizational experience under her belt: campaign work. Studying employee engagement through that lens became her thesis at The New School and is the basis for her first ever LinkedIn post (congrats Samantha!).  Here’s an excerpt: Political campaign organizations are rarely discussed alongside broader issues of management, Read More…

How Decentralizing Data Informs a Successful Organizational Culture

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With the rapid adoption of technology into today’s organizational culture, data collection and analysis is becoming a common component of the way we do business. However, this new reliance on data brings a new host of challenges, including how to combine and share this information across the organization in order to get as much value Read More…

Workplace Safety Doesn’t Start With Punishment – Forbes

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Your chemistry teacher probably had numerous safety rules for students. But similar protection protocols don’t always exist in the workplace. When disaster strikes in the office, knee-jerk reactions rooted in blame and punishment aren’t good for anyone. Instead, produce a culture of workplace safety by analyzing all the factors in an incident and adopting a Read More…

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