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Starting the conversation: Going from "we need to talk" to actually talking

Starting the conversation: Going from "we need to talk" to actually talking This is the second post in a two-part blog series that examines the importance of financial conversations. This post provides some practical strategies to build financial interventions that teach people to have constructive money conversations.

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We need to talk: Why financial conversations may be the missing link in financial wellbeing interventions

We need to talk: Why financial conversations may be the missing link in financial wellbeing interventionsThis is the first post in a two-part blog series that examines the importance of financial conversations. This first post provides an overview of the research on the link between conversations and financial wellbeing.

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Around in Circles: Breaking Circular Conversations and Getting to Alignment Through Tension Discovery

Around in Circles:  Breaking Circular Conversations and Getting to Alignment Through Tension Discovery Imagine that you’re sitting in a planning session with your department heads. Your VP of Marketing and your CTO are debating the merits of moving to an automated customer service platform. Marketing emphasizes the need for real-world customer experiences. IT stresses the cost savings and efficiencies to be gained via automation and outsourcing. Both have valid points — that’s not the problem. The problem is that neither are backing down. The conversation circles round and round for an hour, eating up everyone’s time.

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Leaning into Inclusion to Elevate Shared Value: How Warner Bros. is Tackling Hollywood’s Biggest Challenge, and Driving Lasting Impact

Leaning into Inclusion to Elevate Shared Value:  How Warner Bros. is Tackling Hollywood’s Biggest Challenge, and Driving Lasting Impact  Community-focused efforts can deliver greater value when business and social outcomes are not considered to be in conflict. Pure philanthropy does not always produce more impact than strategic Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) - activities where both business and societies benefit. Corporations can also benefit from having a positive impact.  Highly effective, high-impact strategic CSR faithfully deploys shared value principles in a way that maximizes both the business value and social impact of community investment. ​

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Out of Habit: Breaking Routines and Behaviors That Hinder Deselection

Out of Habit: Breaking Routines and Behaviors That Hinder Deselection Visionary tech pioneers like Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs made a habit out of wearing the same outfit day in, day out. However, not all habits lead to productive outcomes (like overcoming decision fatigue), and the habits of leaders and employees can create enormous hurdles for organizations looking to pursue a deselection strategy. In the fifth article in our series on deselection, we explore how leaders can harness the potential of habits to drive alignment.

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More Than a Feeling: Managing the Emotions Associated With Deselection

More Than a Feeling: Managing the Emotions Associated With DeselectionWhile it is common to focus on the objective processes and metrics when undergoing significant transformation, it is also important to consider the emotional impacts deselection and alignment can have on your organization. Recognizing these emotions and helping to manage them will determine how successful you are in embedding the need to change within your organization. This blog post will unpack three cases of an emotional reaction to deselection and how those emotions were (or were not) addressed by leadership. This is the fourth post in a six-part blog series that examines the cultural barriers to deselection. They include the impacts of ownership, identity, emotion, habit and collaboration on the ability of an organization to deselect, align and increase capacity. The first post provides an overview of deselection and why the cultural aspects of it are important.

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All for One and One for Some (Tasks): Embedding deselection and strategic alignment within the identity of your workforce

All for One and One for Some (Tasks): Embedding deselection and strategic alignment within the identity of your workforceThis is the third post in a six-part blog series that examines the cultural barriers to deselection. They include the impacts of ownership, identity, emotion, habit and collaboration on the ability of an organization to deselect, align and increase capacity. The focus of this post is understanding the connection between deselection and workplace identity. The first post provides an overview of deselection and why the cultural aspects of it are important.

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“No” on my Watch: Taking ownership of deselection

“No” on my Watch: Taking ownership of deselectionThis is the second post in a six-part blog series that examines the cultural barriers to deselection. They include the impacts of ownership, identity, emotion, habit and collaboration on the ability of an organization to deselect, align and increase capacity. The focus of this post is dealing with the challenges around employees taking ownership of deselection. The previous post provides an overview of deselection and why the cultural aspects of it are important.

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PRESS RELEASE: Karrikins Group Named a Colorado Companies to Watch Winner

PRESS RELEASE: Karrikins Group Named a Colorado Companies to Watch WinnerKarrikins Group announced today that it has been named a Colorado Company to Watch, acknowledging the drive, excellence and influence of Karrikins Group as a growing company in the state. Colorado Companies to Watch honors second stage companies that develop valuable products and services, create quality jobs, enrich communities, and create new industries throughout Colorado. 

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Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Why deselection is difficult despite increasing capacity demands

This is the first post in a six-part blog series that examines the cultural barriers to deselection. They include the impacts of ownership, identity, emotion, habit and collaboration on the ability of an organization to deselect, align and increase capacity. This first post discusses the utility of deselection and why the cultural aspects are important.

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