Archive of Tag 'culture'


Culture is the set of norms we follow in our places of work and a lens through which we see ourselves, our colleagues and our customers.

Sales and Marketing Alignment: Creating a Stronger Company

Posted by Mike Schmidt on June 7, 2016 in Digital Marketing


Having been on both sides of the desk, I’ve come to realize how critical it is for Sales & Marketing to be aligned. The reality is that, while many companies are combining…

Sales and Marketing Alignment is Necessary for Optimum Sales

Thus Spake Google: How Wagging the Dog is Working for the Rest of Us

Posted by Jeff Hayes on April 30, 2014 in Digital Marketing


Google has become one of the most successful companies in history, in part due to its ability to tell us who we are.  Asking metaphorically, Is Google a prophet? Can it predict…

People everywhere are 'wagging the dog' by what they search for.

Coworker Dilemmas Resonate with Readers

Posted by Jeff Hayes on August 13, 2012 in Quality of Life


In reviewing searches that led individuals to our website and blog last month I was surprised to find that roughly 55% of them were looking for information about handling difficult coworkers. Why?…

Coworker Dilemmas Exist on a Large Scale

ROI of Culture on IT Alignment

Posted by Jeff Hayes on July 31, 2012 in Technology


What does culture — that quality in groups of people that govern what we believe and how we behave — have to do with “getting things done”? And by extension, what does…

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How Does One Measure the ROI of Culture on IT Alignment?

Technology Alignment in a Global Context

Posted by Jeff Hayes on May 20, 2012 in Technology


During a recent trip to Japan I found several examples of how culture plays a role in the success of certain types of business. So dramatic are some of the differences between…

Technology alignment can be a great benefit to companies of every size.

Lessons from a One-Room School

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on November 4, 2011 in Community


Last week, we took the kids on a day-long fieldtrip to Reed School, a historic, one-room school house east of Neillsville in central Wisconsin. The day involved the kids – and adults…

Business lessons from a the Reed School - a one-room school

A Thanksgiving Story

Posted by Jeff Hayes on November 25, 2010 in Community


This Story Took Place during Thanksgiving week in 1984. While finishing up my engineering degree at Marquette, I lived in the Ardmore Apartments on 16th Street in Milwaukee, just kitty cornered from…

Harriet was the star of Thanksgiving in 1984