How does culture drive performance?

Summary of the Inc. article (click here for the full article) Why we work determines how well we work. The six main reasons people work are: play, purpose, potential, emotional pressure, economic pressure, and inertia. A high-performing culture maximizes the play, purpose, and potential felt by its people, and minimizes the emotional pressure, economic pressure, […]

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When Satya Nadella became CEO of Microsoft in 2014, he inherited a company whose culture was known for hostility, infighting, and backstabbing among its top executives. To turn the company around, he made the members of his senior leadership team read the 2003 book “Nonviolent Communication” by the psychologist Marshall B. Rosenberg. Nadella handed out […]

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