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Company Gains Competitive Edge with Corporate Culture: A Case Study

Feb 4, 2014

Your most important asset is building a culture in which people have the ability to work together, openly share their knowledge and leverage off each other’s insights to create something new and wonderful on an ongoing basis.

Farmers’ Mutual was the largest mutual insurance company in Ontario with 48 brokers representing 80 offices when they contacted BizXcel. They had a staff of 75 employees, most of which had been with the company for many years. They were in the process of moving into a new state-of-the-art facility.

Are You a Good Boss?

Feb 19, 2013

The University of Buffalo conducted a study about bosses. They looked at “egotistical” bosses versus “humble” bosses. The study showed a correlation between humble leadership, and growth and success within companies. Good leaders gain trust and open doors.

Egotistical bosses don’t need defining: we know what they look like and sound like. Humble bosses were found to be the kind of people who lead by example, are willing to admit their mistakes, and have the ability to recognize the strengths of those that follow them. A humble boss respects the people with whom they work.

Keeping in Touch with Employee Climate Surveys

May 4, 2010

It is always important to understand what employees are thinking and feeling. A simple, quick solution for this is to conduct an employee climate survey. Employee climate surveys are studies of employees' perceptions and perspectives; in essence, their thoughts and feelings of the current state of an organization. These surveys address attitudes and concerns that help the organization make changes to improve productivity, communications, quality and service and work with employees to incorporate positive changes in the environment.

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