Category: Culture

What does Engaged Mean? A Simple Tool For Your Missing Answers [part 3 of 3]

The Right Tool What does engaged mean? You’ve learned why engagement is important [part 1]and also who is a part of an engaged culture [part 2] but what do you do now? As the famous martial artist and philosopher, Bruce Lee once  said, “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.” […]

How to Inspire Strong Culture, Squad or Not

If you’re routinely reading this blog, you’ve probably already realized a strong culture can impact company performance. In fact, Novarete wouldn’t exist if this weren’t true, and we have ample data to back up our claims that infusing your company’s core values into the daily activities of employees can have measurable, positive result related to financial performance, employee satisfaction, […]

How To Know You Are A Change Agent

To be called a Change Agent feels natural or very confusing. If you are someone who leads change management efforts, the title comes with your work. But if you are a mid-level employee being called a Change Agent in an annual performance review, you may be wondering…what does that mean? What is a Change Agent? […]

How To Give Employee Appreciation Gifts The Right Way

You know the Golden Rule – “Treat others how you want to be treated.” It’s easy to follow, especially when applied to how you treat your employees. If you do not enjoy being yelled at, do not yell at those who work for you. Makes sense, right? But when it comes to employee appreciation gifts, […]

What Does Engaged Mean? The Quiet Guy Can Speak Up! [Interview with Tim Carroll #6051]

What does engaged mean to your employees? You may have read my recent interview with Ileane Cazan and how she defined engaged as her ability to be recognized as a valuable member of the company though the Novareté Kudos platform. Now we have the chance to hear from Tim Carroll (#6054 in this article) and how Novareté gave him a […]

Honesty in Leadership: Create a Creative Culture in 4 Focused Ways

I am a full believer in authenticity and honesty in leadership. I believe the strongest leaders use honest life stories to humble themselves, connecting with those they’re leading. Creating a “me too” atmosphere from the top down bolsters confidence in everyone at every level, which often produces better work, profits, customer service, and employee culture. […]

The Value of Culture in a Down Market

The idea that “culture drives performance” is not only intuitively understood, but is also backed by an astonishingly long list of supporting research. One of best made cases on the subject is a book titled: Corporate Culture and Performance by John Kotter and James Heskett. Just Google “culture, performance, values, etc.” to find thousands of […]

6 Company Culture Quotes: Ethical Values at Work

Ethics in the professional sphere can get sticky — one way we try to bring ethics to life is by using company culture quotes to emphasis our values. XS, Inc. (Novareté’s parent company) maintains six simple company values to communicate exactly what is expected of employees, cutting out the ominous gray areas in ethics. Those values […]

What Does Engaged Mean? How Novareté Increased My Value At Work [Interview with Ileana Cazan #6054]

Recently XSInc CEO, Fulton Breen wrote about how Moneyball Analytics can help uncover hidden talent within your company by identifying key change agents. He realized that often, some of the most influential people in your company – those that drive your culture, which ultimately drives your success – hid behind doing their work consistently and quietly.    I recently […]

How to Empower Employees to Scale a Strong Culture: Results from a Novareté Alignment Study

Washington, DC – our nation’s capital and this year’s home to the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference & Exposition. Over 15,000 attendees from all around the world gathered in 200+ sessions to learn about HR strategy, Employment Law & Legislation, Talent Acquisition & Retention, Personal & Leadership Development, and more. Since the […]