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Medical Eye Care Center Doubles its Growth with an Accountable Work Culture

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Growth is exciting and motivating for your employees, but what happens to your work culture when growth slows? Often, employee engagement suffers. When faced with these circumstances, Medical Eye Care Center introduced a crucial Human Element® based methodology at the upper level of the company, resulting in a reinvigorated work culture and astonishing retention rates. … Continued

Trust and the Bottom Line: Part Five

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Ethan Schutz
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Building, Restoring, and Maintaining Trust: Examining the Process Having articulated the value of trust in the workplace, examined the root causes of trust issues, and performed a preliminary exploration of what’s necessary to build trust, it is time to turn our attention to the process of building, restoring, and maintaining a company culture of trust. … Continued

Trust and the Bottom Line: Part Four

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Ethan Schutz
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Now that we’ve discussed what drives conflict and how it should be addressed, it’s time to explore how we build and maintain a corporate culture of trust, the key outcome of The Human Element. In order to create a successful foundation, it is crucial to understand the two different aspects of trust: Trust in Others … Continued

Trust and the Bottom Line: Part Three

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Ethan Schutz
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At this stage in our discussion of trust, the core of The Human Element, it’s time to delve into what commonly happens when conflicts arise and how that impacts organizational performance. Understanding why interpersonal conflict is seldom, if ever, addressed directly is essential to moving past these roadblocks and to begin building a corporate culture … Continued

Trust and the Bottom Line: Part Two

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Ethan Schutz
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We continue our discussion of trust, the core of The Human Element, with a look at the costs businesses face when people won’t work well together. A team’s ability and willingness to interact effectively is a primary driver of their ability to innovate and problem solve, yet teams are often not equipped with the tools … Continued

Shell – Team Building on a Deepwater Offshore Oil Rig

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TSC Team
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Shell Exploration and Production Company drilling superintendent Rick Fox faced two of his toughest challenges with Ram Powell and URSA. Beginning with the former, he was tasked with manning a team comprised of 73% non-locals, giving him a group lacking the shared culture of typical Shell offshore teams. By leveraging The Human Element, Fox was … Continued

Trust and the Bottom Line: Part One

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Ethan Schutz
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Trust is at the core of The Human Element. In fact, it’s at the core of any business. When we trust one another, we’re unafraid to speak candidly, we’re open to new ideas, we’re not defensive, and we’re more engaged and innovative. But too often we don’t consider trust, and other human issues, as they … Continued

The Integration of LIFO® Into Carrefour Talent Development

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Carrefour, the largest hypermarket, a supermarket and department store hybrid, retail company in Europe and second largest worldwide, is the ideal example of not just implementing The Schutz Company solutions but making them integral parts of a company’s culture. By giving all employees a common language via LIFO®, they are able to clearly communicate and … Continued

Emotions in the Workplace? Oh My!

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Ethan Schutz
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How does your organization deal with emotions? Are they acknowledged? Or, as in many organizations, are they something to “leave at the door” because they have no place at work? For most of us, we have been conditioned, directly or indirectly, to view emotions as incompatible with work. We are expected to be “professional”—meaning “without … Continued

Leadership Development at Nationally Recognized Cancer Center

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When organizations harness the power of The Human Element, the results speak for themselves. We’re honored to share a success story from a top Cancer Center that, along with Master Licensed Human Element Practitioner™ Ethan Schutz, used our methodology as the basis for a successful executive development program. Organization – Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in … Continued