Make Health a Habit: Actionable Tips for World Health Day and Beyond

By ALULA posted in Leadership, Team Culture, Culture, Trust

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World Health Day, on April 7th, is a global call to action for prioritizing well-being. In our constantly connected world, self-care is no longer a luxury, it's a necessity. By making small, sustainable changes to your daily routines, you can significantly improve your physical and mental health. Here are three self-care shifts that can help you develop habits to support a more fulfilling life. 

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Steps that Inspire Inclusion

By ALULA posted in Team Culture, Culture, Trust

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International Women’s Day (IWD)is kicking off with local and global celebrations dedicated to the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This year’s theme is “Inspiring Inclusion,” and it gives us an opportunity to recognize how everyone everywhere can take steps to inspire inclusion.  

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How to Improve Team Culture for Extraordinary Results

By ALULA posted in Leadership, Team Building, Team Culture, Culture

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In today’s workplace, it’s easy to wake up and find ourselvesin a funk. A short break, chat with a mentor, or bit of self-care usually does the trick! But what happens when an entire team gets in a funk? The solution is less clear, and the impact can strike a long-term blow to performance and engagement.  

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Use Positive Gossip at Work to Boost Team Morale

By ALULA posted in Leadership, Team Culture, Culture

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Mark your calendars, because January 24 is National Compliment Day! Now before you run around tossing generic "you're awesome" comments, let's talk about effective compliments. Research shows that people feel uncomfortable receiving direct praise at work. So, this year, try complimenting what someone does instead of who they are.  

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Celebrating the Pets of ALULA

By ALULA posted in Leadership, Team Building, Team Culture, Culture

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At ALULA, our love for animals isn't just a quirk—it's a shared bond that shapes our culture. Although we focus on the human side of business, our shared affection for furry, winged, speckled, or finnedfriendsis strong, and it creates a unique camaraderie. Given this common bond, we can’t pass up the opportunity to celebrate National Dress Up Your Pet Day this January 14!

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Should you hire a culture consultant?

By ALULA posted in Behavior, Team Culture, Culture

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Your company’s culture: strategic asset and competitive advantage

Your company culture is what employees say and do every day, how they work together (or don’t), what leaders reinforce (or don’t), and all the habits, practices, processes, and customs of the workplace.

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When Leaders Provide Volunteering Opportunities, It Benefits Everyone

By Brian Cole, Ph.D. posted in Leadership, Team Building, Culture

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With businesses continuing to work from anywhere, companies are more focused on efforts to ensure their people are engaged, no matter where they may be working. These days, many people seek employment with organizations that have environments and cultures that support their personal values. In the US, April is National Volunteer Month, so there’s no time like the present to start thinking about how and why you should support volunteering efforts in your company.

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Performance Coaching Brings Sustained Results to Canada’s Top Commercial Property Developer

By Delores (Dee) Conway posted in Behavior, Leadership, Culture, Coaching

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In 2020, Carmen Klein, VP Organizational Effectiveness and Systems (HR) at Cadillac Fairview graciously shared her thoughts and experiences using ALULA's Performance Coaching and Feedback as an enabler for their OneCF Culture. 

Cadillac Fairview is one of the largest owners, operators, and developers of best-in-class office, retail, and mixed-use properties in North America, valued at over $32B. Their real estate portfolio also includes investments in retail, mixed-use, and industrial real estate in Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico.

Cadillac Fairview’s employee engagement ranks in the Global Top 25% Most Engaged Companies. The firm has received accolades for their OneCF Culture, including Waterstone Canada’s Most Admired Cultures and Achievers Most Engaged Workplaces in North America.

The company’s journey to make its people and culture a competitive advantage began years ago, when company CEO John Sullivan made this observation: “Cadillac Fairview’s success is partly defined by the results we achieve (EBIT, returns, growth). But our success also is defined by how employees achieve those results, and the mindset and behavior of every employee. Behavioral leadership is key.”

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Can Your Culture Drive Your Digital Transformation?

By Danielle Hochstein, Ph.D. posted in Behavior, Leadership, Digital Transformation, Team Culture, Culture

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Culture can make or break your digital strategy. At ALULA, we define culture as patterns of behavior that have been either reinforced or discouraged by people, systems, and processes over time. No two cultures are the same, and an organization’s digital culture can be best defined by the people within it.

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Digital Transformation Has Gained a Whole New Momentum - Can you Make the Most of It?

By Danielle Hochstein, Ph.D. posted in Leadership, Innovation, Change Management, Culture, Working Remote, Leading Remote Teams, Work from Home, Managing Remotely

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The advent and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting need for many people to work remotely has accelerated the use of new, fast and frequently changing digital technology to solve business problems. Whether it has been the use of ever advancing technology like ZOOMSM or Microsoft® TEAMS or the fast-tracking of more complex technological processes like Telehealth, businesses are radically re-thinking how they are using technology, people and processes to survive and thrive in the current economy.

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