Category: Organizational culture

Vaccine Mandates: What They Mean For Your Association

In the fall of 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is expected to formalize the following rule: “… all employers with 100 or more employees [must] ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require any workers who remain unvaccinated to produce a negative test result on at least a weekly basis before coming […]

How to Use Your Association’s 990 Form to Ask For a Raise

Know your worth — the most common phrase heard when discussing pay rate at your organization. As the focus on essential workers and prioritizing mental health rose during the COVID-19 pandemic, understanding the true value of one’s skills and time skyrocketed.  This awareness brought about a well-deserved conversation on what a worker is really worth, […]

3 Steps to Embrace Your Association’s Brand Promise

As organizations get larger their responsibilities can double or triple in size, decisions become harder to make, resources are stretched, and upholding your association’s brand promise can sometimes be pushed to the side to make way for quicker or cheaper options. “A brand promise can directly affect an organization’s bottom line positively or negatively,” professional […]

What Associations Should Know About Business Travel Post Covid-19

With the majority of associations spread across the country in cities like Chicago, Washington D.C., and New York, business travel was just a part of life. Work trips were all but required and many association professionals spent some time in the year attending conferences or workshops in various cities. The travel restrictions implemented after COVID-19 […]

5 Change Management Best Practices for Maximum Success

While change is necessary, it is also a scary thing for many - especially in the workplace when teams have routines and are used to doing things a certain way. No matter the type of changes your organization or association is seeking - operational, strategic, cultural, or otherwise - all change will affect your employees, […]

How to Understand the Reality of What Your Association Can Do

As we’ve seen with so many organizations following the COVID-19 pandemic, innovation and experimentation are now the new normal. Grand gestures and successful projects have become almost expected, leading many to believe that in order to be successful you must be the greatest.  With these high expectations comes innovation, collaboration, and growth — but also […]

Why a Toxic Work Environment is So Bad for Your Organization

The University of South Australia recently published a study on the association between major depression and engagement in workplaces that lack psychological safety and other mental health supports. What they found was that an increased focus on psychological safety measures not only helps to prevent depression, it helps productivity and engagement, too.  “If you work […]

6 Key Work-From-Home Statistics — And What You Should Do About Them

Over the last year and a half, remote working has been the buzzword for organizations and government agencies worldwide. What was initially an unwanted change for many has become something requested and even negotiated for. As more and more professionals attempt to make their work-from-home status permanent, we need to take a look at the […]

How Helping Your Team Learn Helps Your Organization Grow

One of the biggest workplace trends to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic was a greater focus on workplace culture, specifically on the impact of leadership. Creating a space where leaders and team members alike feel comfortable and able to grow and gain new opportunities is the key to all of our recruitment and retention […]

Empowering diversity is more than just checking boxes

Your association or organization might have all the right policies in place. You comply with equal employment opportunity measures, you have multiple demographics represented in your staff, and you have discrimination policies that promote a fair work environment.  Theoretically, you’re checking all the right boxes to make your association membership and staff a diverse and […]

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