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Workplace Culture, Defined

Monday, October 15, 2018

At the beginning of September, ATD hosted a Twitter chat (#ATDTNChat) with speakers from the upcoming ATD TalentNext conference.

We asked our speakers and you, our audience, to chime in around different topics: What is workplace culture? What is the soft skills gap, and why are soft skills so important? Why is employee engagement important for companies and organizations?

The first question posed about workplace culture brought in some great insights:

Mike's phrase, "The mortar that holds the team together," resonates with many of us in talent development. When we think of the tangible benefits of this industry, increased employee engagement is one of them—and shaping workplace culture is one way to get there. With disengagement rates rising, the loneliness epidemic, and a societal focus on what is appropriate and not in the workplace, culture makes a difference for all employees.

At ATD's TalentNext conference, you will have these types of critical conversations with your peers and our incredible speakers. Learn how to create a competitive advantage through workplace culture in Seattle with us, and read the rest of the Twitter chat using #ATDTNChat.

About the Author
Avra Bossov is the social engagement specialist for the Association for Talent Development (ATD). In her role she works to tell ATD's story on our digital platforms, curates and creates social media content, and is an overall team player in our communications department. Avra earned her bachelor's and master's degree from the George Washington University, specializing in Media & Strategic Communication.
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My friends at Southwest Airlines have a great expression, "The soft stuff is the hard stuff." Industry leaders, like Southwest Airlines, Capital One and BHP Billiton, and hundreds of private companies empower employees to think and act like owners, driving and participating in the profitable growth of the company. Their employees are true partners in the business. Are yours? Their engagement and business results speak for themselves. These Forbes and Harvard Business Review articles provide m
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