Blog (Weekly) https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog A resource for hundreds of thought leaders seeking insights on leadership and workplace culture. en Wed, 20 Jul 2022 02:50:59 GMT 2022-07-20T02:50:59Z en Design Your Team to Succeed https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/design-your-team-to-succeed <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/design-your-team-to-succeed" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/hubfs/pexels-fauxels-3184418.jpg" alt="Design Your Team to Succeed" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>One of the best teams I’ve ever been a part of occurred over the past few years.&nbsp; I was on a board of a local nonprofit that was making a major transition.&nbsp; The board assigned a team to lead the transition, but it did more than just assign the team; the board designed the team.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/design-your-team-to-succeed" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/hubfs/pexels-fauxels-3184418.jpg" alt="Design Your Team to Succeed" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>One of the best teams I’ve ever been a part of occurred over the past few years.&nbsp; I was on a board of a local nonprofit that was making a major transition.&nbsp; The board assigned a team to lead the transition, but it did more than just assign the team; the board designed the team.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=6036047&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.peoplecentric.com%2Fblog%2Fdesign-your-team-to-succeed&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.peoplecentric.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Teams Wed, 20 Jul 2022 02:50:59 GMT donharkey@peopleccg.com (Don Harkey) https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/design-your-team-to-succeed 2022-07-20T02:50:59Z 5 Models for Ethical Decision Making https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/five-approaches-to-ethical-decision-making <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/five-approaches-to-ethical-decision-making" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/hubfs/Ethical%20Decision%20Making.jpg" alt="Ethical Decision Making" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Imagine this: You are riding on a trolley one day when it loses its path and is headed towards five workers. The trolley is quickly moving and headed downhill with no chance of stopping. However, you realize you are standing right next to a lever which can change the course. If this lever is pulled, you will still hit one other person. What would you do? Would the situation change if you had a relationship the one person versus the five people?</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/five-approaches-to-ethical-decision-making" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/hubfs/Ethical%20Decision%20Making.jpg" alt="Ethical Decision Making" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Imagine this: You are riding on a trolley one day when it loses its path and is headed towards five workers. The trolley is quickly moving and headed downhill with no chance of stopping. However, you realize you are standing right next to a lever which can change the course. If this lever is pulled, you will still hit one other person. What would you do? Would the situation change if you had a relationship the one person versus the five people?</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=6036047&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.peoplecentric.com%2Fblog%2Ffive-approaches-to-ethical-decision-making&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.peoplecentric.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Leadership Mon, 18 Jul 2022 20:06:54 GMT info@peopleccg.com (People Centric Consulting Group) https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/five-approaches-to-ethical-decision-making 2022-07-18T20:06:54Z Don’t Forget the Planning in Strategic Planning https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/dont-forget-the-planning-in-strategic-planning <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/dont-forget-the-planning-in-strategic-planning" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/hubfs/pexels-fauxels-3184292.jpg" alt="Don’t Forget the Planning in Strategic Planning" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>“Hey Don, we did some strategic planning a few years ago and it’s probably time we do it again.”.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/dont-forget-the-planning-in-strategic-planning" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/hubfs/pexels-fauxels-3184292.jpg" alt="Don’t Forget the Planning in Strategic Planning" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>“Hey Don, we did some strategic planning a few years ago and it’s probably time we do it again.”.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=6036047&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.peoplecentric.com%2Fblog%2Fdont-forget-the-planning-in-strategic-planning&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.peoplecentric.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Culture Leadership Wed, 13 Jul 2022 02:28:11 GMT donharkey@peopleccg.com (Don Harkey) https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/dont-forget-the-planning-in-strategic-planning 2022-07-13T02:28:11Z Want to Improve a Process?  Map it Out. https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/want-to-improve-a-process-map-it-out <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/want-to-improve-a-process-map-it-out" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/hubfs/pexels-christina-morillo-1181311.jpg" alt="Want to Improve a Process?&nbsp; Map it Out." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>As an engineer, I spent a lot of time working to improve processes.&nbsp; The first step to improving a process is always the same-Map it out.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/want-to-improve-a-process-map-it-out" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/hubfs/pexels-christina-morillo-1181311.jpg" alt="Want to Improve a Process?&nbsp; Map it Out." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>As an engineer, I spent a lot of time working to improve processes.&nbsp; The first step to improving a process is always the same-Map it out.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=6036047&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.peoplecentric.com%2Fblog%2Fwant-to-improve-a-process-map-it-out&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.peoplecentric.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Wed, 06 Jul 2022 02:23:06 GMT donharkey@peopleccg.com (Don Harkey) https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/want-to-improve-a-process-map-it-out 2022-07-06T02:23:06Z Patient Communication - Letting Time Work for You https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/patient-communication-letting-time-work-for-you <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/patient-communication-letting-time-work-for-you" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/hubfs/pexels-ds-stories-9227484.jpg" alt="Patient Communication - Letting Time Work for You" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>I am not a patient person, but as I get older, I have learned the value of patient communication.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/patient-communication-letting-time-work-for-you" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/hubfs/pexels-ds-stories-9227484.jpg" alt="Patient Communication - Letting Time Work for You" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>I am not a patient person, but as I get older, I have learned the value of patient communication.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=6036047&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.peoplecentric.com%2Fblog%2Fpatient-communication-letting-time-work-for-you&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.peoplecentric.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Communication Teams Tue, 28 Jun 2022 20:23:20 GMT donharkey@peopleccg.com (Don Harkey) https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/patient-communication-letting-time-work-for-you 2022-06-28T20:23:20Z Designed to Fail - The Impact of Organizational Design https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/designed-to-fail-the-impact-of-organizational-design <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/designed-to-fail-the-impact-of-organizational-design" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/hubfs/pexels-pixabay-356043.jpg" alt="Designed to Fail - The Impact of Organizational Design" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>As an engineer, I learned how to study process diagrams and identify potential problems.&nbsp; It turns out that we can often do the same thing simply by looking at an organizational chart.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/designed-to-fail-the-impact-of-organizational-design" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/hubfs/pexels-pixabay-356043.jpg" alt="Designed to Fail - The Impact of Organizational Design" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>As an engineer, I learned how to study process diagrams and identify potential problems.&nbsp; It turns out that we can often do the same thing simply by looking at an organizational chart.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=6036047&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.peoplecentric.com%2Fblog%2Fdesigned-to-fail-the-impact-of-organizational-design&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.peoplecentric.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Culture Leadership Mon, 20 Jun 2022 17:55:01 GMT donharkey@peopleccg.com (Don Harkey) https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/designed-to-fail-the-impact-of-organizational-design 2022-06-20T17:55:01Z Why Bonuses Work and Don't Work https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/why-bonuses-work-and-dont-work <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/why-bonuses-work-and-dont-work" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/hubfs/pexels-john-guccione-wwwadvergroupcom-3483098%20%281%29.jpg" alt="Why Bonuses Work and Don't Work" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>With an increasingly challenging labor market, employers are left looking for ways to attract and retain talent.&nbsp; Most are rightly looking at their benefits and some are looking at bonuses or profit sharing as an option.&nbsp; I am often asked the simple question, “do bonuses work?”.&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/why-bonuses-work-and-dont-work" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/hubfs/pexels-john-guccione-wwwadvergroupcom-3483098%20%281%29.jpg" alt="Why Bonuses Work and Don't Work" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>With an increasingly challenging labor market, employers are left looking for ways to attract and retain talent.&nbsp; Most are rightly looking at their benefits and some are looking at bonuses or profit sharing as an option.&nbsp; I am often asked the simple question, “do bonuses work?”.&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=6036047&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.peoplecentric.com%2Fblog%2Fwhy-bonuses-work-and-dont-work&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.peoplecentric.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Culture Leadership Mon, 13 Jun 2022 15:35:41 GMT donharkey@peopleccg.com (Don Harkey) https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/why-bonuses-work-and-dont-work 2022-06-13T15:35:41Z The Thin Line Between a Good Culture and “Forced Fun” https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/the-thin-line-between-a-good-culture-and-forced-fun <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/the-thin-line-between-a-good-culture-and-forced-fun" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/hubfs/pexels-pixabay-208087.jpg" alt="The Thin Line Between a Good Culture and “Forced Fun”" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>I know a lot of business owners who want their team to have a good culture.&nbsp; They want team members to not just work hard, but also to enjoy each other and have some fun.&nbsp; They want to show their team appreciation and give them opportunities to relax together.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/the-thin-line-between-a-good-culture-and-forced-fun" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/hubfs/pexels-pixabay-208087.jpg" alt="The Thin Line Between a Good Culture and “Forced Fun”" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>I know a lot of business owners who want their team to have a good culture.&nbsp; They want team members to not just work hard, but also to enjoy each other and have some fun.&nbsp; They want to show their team appreciation and give them opportunities to relax together.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=6036047&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.peoplecentric.com%2Fblog%2Fthe-thin-line-between-a-good-culture-and-forced-fun&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.peoplecentric.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Culture Mon, 06 Jun 2022 13:50:31 GMT donharkey@peopleccg.com (Don Harkey) https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/the-thin-line-between-a-good-culture-and-forced-fun 2022-06-06T13:50:31Z Finding Joy in Making Coffee https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/finding-joy-in-making-coffee <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/finding-joy-in-making-coffee" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/hubfs/pexels-chevanon-photography-302899.jpg" alt="Finding Joy in Making Coffee" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>A couple of years ago, I got some news from my doctor that I needed to make some changes.&nbsp; My cholesterol levels were too high and I would need to make some lifestyle changes or go on medication.&nbsp; I elected to try the lifestyle changes first and have been successful in lowering my cholesterol levels through diet and exercise.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/finding-joy-in-making-coffee" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/hubfs/pexels-chevanon-photography-302899.jpg" alt="Finding Joy in Making Coffee" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>A couple of years ago, I got some news from my doctor that I needed to make some changes.&nbsp; My cholesterol levels were too high and I would need to make some lifestyle changes or go on medication.&nbsp; I elected to try the lifestyle changes first and have been successful in lowering my cholesterol levels through diet and exercise.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=6036047&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.peoplecentric.com%2Fblog%2Ffinding-joy-in-making-coffee&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.peoplecentric.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Culture Wed, 01 Jun 2022 03:21:38 GMT donharkey@peopleccg.com (Don Harkey) https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/finding-joy-in-making-coffee 2022-06-01T03:21:38Z Your Employees Don’t Care About Profit https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/your-employees-dont-care-about-profit <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/your-employees-dont-care-about-profit" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/hubfs/pexels-john-guccione-wwwadvergroupcom-3483098.jpg" alt="Your Employees Don’t Care About Profit" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>I recently saw a social media post where a disgruntled employee outlined a saga that occurred between him and his former company.&nbsp; It could be shared as a case study in how both employers and employees can act in ways that degrade their relationship.&nbsp; At the end, the employee concludes that he was “tired of making profit for the CEO”.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/your-employees-dont-care-about-profit" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.peoplecentric.com/hubfs/pexels-john-guccione-wwwadvergroupcom-3483098.jpg" alt="Your Employees Don’t Care About Profit" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>I recently saw a social media post where a disgruntled employee outlined a saga that occurred between him and his former company.&nbsp; It could be shared as a case study in how both employers and employees can act in ways that degrade their relationship.&nbsp; At the end, the employee concludes that he was “tired of making profit for the CEO”.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=6036047&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.peoplecentric.com%2Fblog%2Fyour-employees-dont-care-about-profit&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.peoplecentric.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Culture Communication Mon, 23 May 2022 16:35:12 GMT donharkey@peopleccg.com (Don Harkey) https://blog.peoplecentric.com/blog/your-employees-dont-care-about-profit 2022-05-23T16:35:12Z