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Corporate Culture Must Be Susceptible to Change, Says Microsoft Executive

Corporate Culture Must Be Susceptible to Change, Says Microsoft Executive

Speaking on Tuesday at a conference on human resources, Microsoft Israel General Manager Shelly Landsmann said employees should be rewarded for leadership and for their overall impact on the company

Tomer Hadar, Adrian Filut and Sefi Krupsky  :  2018-07-24T17:21:04..
An executive’s most important job is to shape a corporate culture that is susceptible to change, Shelly Landsmann, general manager of Microsoft Israel, said at Calcalist’s human resources conference held Tuesday in Tel Aviv in collaboration with Nespresso.

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A company has to encourage employees to embrace and initiate new approaches, and should reward workers for leadership and for their overall impact on the company, she added. “If employees do not feel significant, they will not remain with the company,” Landsmann said.

Shelly Landsmann, general manager of Microsoft Israel. Photo: Amit Sha Shelly Landsmann, general manager of Microsoft Israel. Photo: Amit Sha'al Shelly Landsmann, general manager of Microsoft Israel. Photo: Amit Sha

Job applicants are the ones conducting the interviews these days, said Gal Rimon, founder and CEO of gamification human resource company Game Effective, incorporated as Biz-Effective Ltd., who spoke at the conference. Employees are less interested in hard work and more oriented towards growth and engagement, he added.

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