Harvard Business Review posted an article entitled "What Great Companies Know About Culture".
It was great to read because it took the 20 of the top 25 businesses listed on the Great Place to Work Institute's and asked their executives their take on having a great work place environment. There's no surprise that most of the companies had a lot of things in common. To find out more, read the article.
It's so great having access to these insights from the best.
This article from the Huffington Post is full of simple and truthful sentiments about high-conflict divorce. I often need reminders of where I've been and where I need to go.
When you're exiting a relationship with someone who prefers things be high-conflict you have to take control of yourself and accept that you cannot control them. It's a hard lesson to learn and it is hard to change your habits/reactions, but it's not impossible.
Therapy and/or a good divorce coach can help you keep the crazy straight in your head so you don't lose sight of the important aspects of the present. The things you CAN control. How to best protect your kids and start living YOUR life. Your ex may want it to be about them, which means the you have the bigger job of making everything about the kids first, and you second.
Harvard Business Review published a great article about corporate culture back in 2013.
In "Six Compoenents of a Great Corporate Cutlure" John Coleman very simply lays out some fundamental areas of focus when looking at a company's overall culture.
Included in the article are some very fascinating statistics. Such as:
"According to James L. Heskett, culture 'can account for 20-30% of the differential in corporate performance when compared with ‘culturally unremarkable’ competitors.'"
As a business owner, I am only too aware that increasing productivity by 20-30% is substantial!!! In larger companies it could equate to hiring fewer people all together! What a HUGE benefit!
Also, the article stated:
"Steven Hunt notes at Monster.com that one study found applicants who were a cultural fit would accept a 7% lower salary, and departments with cultural alignment had 30% less turnover."
Again, a lot of business expenses need to be allocated to recruitment, training and retention. These figures support the idea that investing in corporate culture can be wise not only socially, but financially as well!
There are several great links in this article to other well written pieces on this subject. Check them out!
As a divorcee I can't attest to the value of having emotional support during the divorce process. I was fortunate enough to have found friends who were going through a lot of the same emotions and experiences as I was and we were able to talk one another through our hard times.
Since going through a lengthy, expensive and very high conflict divorce, I have met dozens of people who cannot only relate but also still need to talk to someone about their experience and need someone to help them dissect the situation so they can move forward.
These experiences have lead to me want to develop a divorce coaching arm of done mediation. As can be learned in the article "Divorce Coach: 3 Things a Divorce Coach Can Do For You" on the Huffington Post, utilizing a divorce coach can not only save you a fortune, but with good coaching, you will feel supported and better prepared to begin the new phase of life that comes with divorce.
Contact DONE Mediation for more information about Divorce Coaching Services.
Rachel is a single-mom of 4, mediator, entrepreneur and multi-business owner. With a focus on communication, efficiency and proven business practices, she would like to change the world by improving society's emphasis on effective communication, collaboration, understanding and compassion. Let's make the world a better place by being better humans.