Top Talent Doesn’t Tolerate Average Cultures

April 14, 2023

I was excited to be interviewed on the Association Transformation podcast.  Listen here –


Show notes:

Maddie Grant, Culture Designer with Propel, joins the Association Transformation family for a deep dive into culture with Elisa and Andrew. A commitment to maintaining a strong, positive organizational culture is no longer an optional soft skill. From internal staff culture to member and volunteer culture, it doesn’t have to be scary or overwhelming. Maddie walks us through measures of cultural disfunction and success, defines important cultural markers, explains employee net promoter scores and the difference between a cultural assessment and engagement analysis. We hope episode 73 is the first of many conversations that pull back the curtain on the spectrum of organizational culture within the nonprofit sector.

Read Maddie’s article in Associations Evolve 2023 and visit to learn more about Maddie’s culture assessment and design processes.

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Maddie Grant

Maddie Grant, CAE, is an expert culture designer and digital strategist who focuses on helping organizations unlock the power in their culture and navigate culture change. She has specific expertise in digital transformation and generational differences in the workplace. She has explored the language of workplace culture for several years through her books, co-authored with her partner in business and life Jamie Notter, including Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World (2011), the Amazon category best-seller When Millennials Take Over: Preparing for the Ridiculously Optimistic Future of Business (2015) and the Non-Obvious Guide to Employee Engagement (2019).