Growth Hacking Culture

Growth Hacking Culture

The Growth Hacking Culture Podcast is a series of insightful interviews with prominent experts on mindsets, skills and mental resources to grow individually, lead motivated teams and create human-centric work cultures. These episodes are about thought provoking ideas to scale up and growth hack human-centric and performing work cultures. Hosted by Ivan Palomino.


April 15, 2024 47 mins

Developing a robust Continuous Improvement Culture is vital for corporate success but faces significant challenges. Resource constraints such as limited budgets and overloaded employees hinder innovation. Cultural bottlenecks, where employee mindsets affect customer interactions, present additional hurdles. Overcoming resistance to change and fostering a culture of continuous improvement are essential steps. By addressing these cha...

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Amid the pandemic, the concept of a human-centric workplace soared in Google searches, with HR institutions posting 2-3 articles weekly on the topic. Studies underscore its importance: PwC notes 83% of executives see it vital for innovation; University of Warwick research shows 12% productivity gains from happy employees; Gallup finds 21% higher profitability in companies with engaged staff. These findings emphasize the significanc...

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In the fast-paced world of technology, a significant gap exists between the skills companies need and the available workforce. This gap arises from various factors: the rapid pace of technological change creates a mismatch in skills among existing employees; there's a global shortage of talent with specific technical skills, leading to fierce competition; and educational institutions often lag behind in preparing graduates for curr...

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Imagine a team where every member is intrinsically motivated, energized, and driven to excel. They're not just working for a paycheck, but because they believe in the work, the purpose, and the impact they create.

The reality is that only 15% of employees worldwide feel engaged at work. This means the majority experience disengagement, which can lead to decreased productivity, higher turnover, and a negative work environment.


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Discovering the true expense of underperforming employees is crucial for businesses. A study from the Conference Board reveals that disengaged employees cost an average of $3,400 annually due to lost productivity and increased absenteeism. Recognizing these hidden costs underscores the importance of fostering employee engagement to enhance overall productivity and mitigate financial losses.


About Steven Gaffney [author of Uncondi...

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In the dynamic arena of the workplace, where personal bonds thrive and protective measures ensure employee well-being, there exists a silent specter: the pervasive sense of fear that often remains unspoken. According to a recent survey conducted by LiveCareer in 2023, a staggering 87% of respondents admitted to grappling with work-related fears. 

Among the most prevale...

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According to McKinsey, 70% of companies plan to implement sustainability projects in the next year, a significant increase from 2019's 40%.

This growing focus on sustainability benefits businesses and the environment alike, allowing companies to reduce their environmental impact, enhance their reputation, and gain a competitive edge.

But sustainability goes beyond environmental concerns. It's about redefining organizational practic...

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Many organizations grapple with a crucial issue – the effectiveness of their managers => Only 22% of employees strongly believe their organization's leadership has a clear direction, while just 15% feel enthusiastic about the future. Additionally, a mere 13% think leadership communicates effectively within the organization.

This prompts a vital question: do we need to reconsider and redefine the role of managers in organizations...

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A recent Gallup study reveals a concerning fact: only 32% of employees strongly feel connected to their colleagues, impacting various aspects of business success. This lack of connection leads to reduced productivity, increased absenteeism, higher turnover rates, and lower customer satisfaction.

Highlighting the issue, the Society for Human Resource Management reports that 47% of employees admit to feeling lonely at work. Addressin...

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Discover the profound impact of creativity and innovation within the pages of Zoltan's Book: UX & Beyond: Real-life Product Design and User Experience. This book goes beyond the expectations of designers, catering to anyone keen on nurturing their creativity. It serves as a valuable resource for individuals and teams looking to enhance skills, competencies, and foster innovation. "UX & Beyond" is not just for design enthusi...

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In a McKinsey study, it was found that 70% of corporate culture transformations fail. These failures often result from misalignment with business strategy, lack of leadership commitment, insufficient employee engagement, ineffective communication, and a lack of measurement.

Successful navigation of cultural change requires a strategic approach that addresses these challenges dynamically for a higher likelihood of success.


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In a recent 2023 survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, findings revealed a notable surge in workplace burnout, with 77% of employees experiencing it —a marked increase from the 61% reported in 2018. The study highlighted higher burnout rates among women (83%) compared to men (66%), as well as a prevalence among younger workers (85%) in contrast to their older counterparts (70%).

Is it possible to be great at e...

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Preparing leaders to lead in times of crisis is a major challenge for organizations that gains in importance as we transition into a Human Centric Workplace:

  • In a recent McKinsey Global Institute study, it was revealed that companies demonstrating proficient crisis leadership boast a 3.3 times higher probability of surpassing their industry counterparts.
  • Similarly, a 2022 Harvard Business Review study highlighted that leaders f...
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A 2022 Gallup poll discovered that just 2 in 10 employees find their company's performance management system motivating for their best work. Over 90% of HR leaders expressed dissatisfaction with traditional performance reviews, citing concerns about their effectiveness, fairness, and impact on employee engagement.

People Performance remains a significant challenge for many employees - there must be b...

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Recent research has shed light on the apprehension CEOs harbor towards uncertainty. A 2019 Harvard Business Review study revealed a tendency among CEOs to shy away from decision-making in uncertain situations, even when such decisions could significantly influence a company's success. The study's findings attribute this behavior to the inherent risk aversion of CEOs, who prioritize decisions geared t...

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In the past few years, there has been significant improvements in people analytics. As we move into 2024, HR teams are urged to harness the power of recruitment, hiring, retention, motivation, and developmental data. The demand for people analytics is anticipated to surge further in 2024. Establishing a structured framework is crucial for businesses to comprehend this data and seamlessly integrate it...

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The phenomenon known as "The Great Resignation," characterized by a substantial wave of workforce departures during 2021 and 2022, has persisted into 2023. This ongoing trend poses significant challenges for companies seeking to attract and retain skilled employees.

Despite concerted efforts by companies to address this issue and retain their valuable talent, only a handful have successfully deciphered the code for fostering employ...

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In a 2020 Deloitte survey, 93% of CEOs advocated for businesses to make a positive impact beyond profits.

Also, consumers favor companies contributing to society or the environment, as indicated by 83% in the same survey. Gallup's 2019 study revealed that employees aligned with their company's mission are six times more engaged and 22 times more likely to thrive in their roles.

But "doing good" for companies is not easy...I have fi...

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November 26, 2023 1 min

Welcome to the Growth hacking Culture Podcast. I am Ivan Palomino.

It all began with a simple desire: to share actionable tips on creating extraordinary work cultures. And let me tell you, the response has been absolutely amazing! 🙌 The Growth Hacking Culture Podcast has become a hub where we challenge the status quo, exchange thought-provoking ideas, and gather insights from top-notch work culture experts.

🌍✨ This podcast has ...

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Recent reports indicate a positive trend in workplace leadership, reflecting an 84% employee satisfaction rate with leadership according to Gallup's 2023 "State of Leadership" report — a notable increase from 70% in 2015. Notably, a 2019 study by Harvard Business Review highlighted that companies boasting robust leadership teams yield a 15% higher return on equity compared to those with weaker leader...

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