Here are my three favourite articles from this week and they relate to important topics: culture, diversity and employee communications.  Enjoy!

1.  The Secret to a Great Company Culture (Hint: It’s not happiness or free food)

This article is a must-read and my favourite article this week.  Why? It doesn’t prescribe a one-size-fits-all approach to culture: “So a giant company with a lot of moving pieces might need a much stricter ‘culture’… a company where innovation is the heart of its growth would need a culture in which employees are free to create and try new things.”

2.  Diversity of Thought and the Future of the Workforce

Fostering diversity goes beyond simply being the right thing to do.  It guards against groupthink and helps ensure you have the right people in place to tackle your most pressing business problems: “Each human being has a unique blend of identities, cultures, and experiences that inform how he or she thinks, interprets, negotiates, and accomplishes a task.”

3.  Why Internal and HR Communications Go Unread

Maybe it has something to do with being bland and soulless? Some of the most rewarding work I’ve done has helped business leaders find their own voice. I confess to being hooked from the first paragraph that describes the author Wedge Black: “He loathes dull communications and tick-box engagement activities, preferring to read material that gets to the heart of the matter, written by people who care.”

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