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Let’s start with a simple definition for “corporate culture”, most authors agree that it “refers to the set of values, beliefs, and behavior patterns that form the core identity of an organization.” Corporate Culture and ROI Daniel R. Denison, in his article “Bringing Corporate Culture to the Bottom Line”, answers the following question: “Do firms that organize their work well and involve employees in decision making really perform any better than firms that do not? If so, how much better, and under what conditions?” He compares 34 large American firms using survey data and Standard and Poor’s financial...

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The negative effects of working for prolonged hours (especially at the computer) without frequent breaks are well known. However, for some of us, the inability to unplug and take frequent short breaks is influenced by culture of the environment in which we spend a good chunk of our time: Work! A 2014 study of staples employees showed that 1 in 5 cite guilt as a reason for not stepping away from their workspaces. This is hardly surprising as in many organizations today, those who take frequent breaks are often perceived as slackers and those who have the ability to get...

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