Last year, we asked companies applying for the 100 Best Companies to Work For® list to name their top three priorities for 2013. While our list publication ordinarily reflects on what the Best Companies achieved over the past year, this year, we focus on where these forward-thinking, culture conscious companies are headed.
How to avoid low morale? By getting your employees excited! And you can’t do this with run-of-the-mill people practices like casual Fridays or annual bowling trips. After all, if your policies aren’t inspired, how will they inspire employees? So let’s step it up a notch.
Employee morale can impact productivity. Here's how to keep it positive.
Low morale can lead to poor cooperation, low productivity and increased turnover. Since employee morale can quickly build or break a company's success, effective leaders can these enlist simple and creative approaches to strengthen it. Here a few tactics to think about adapting for your business:
When Chris Van Gorder initially became CEO at Scripps Health in 2002, he found leadership problems, staffing problems, and, predictably, financial problems. So how did one man turn a failing company culture into the award-winning company it is today? With a lot of help, that’s how.
We at Great Place to Work® hope you were able to spend the holidays with loved ones and get some much needed R&R. While everyone is busy trying to get a handle on 2013, I wanted to share a few of my favorite people practices. Hopefully these will serve to inspire you in developing your own programs and practices in the New Year.
Winston Churchill once said, "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." From my youngest days, the tradition of giving to those in need, those not as fortunate as ourselves, was ingrained in our everyday thinking and the holiday season simply meant including the community in the giving and the outreach.
How the Best Inspire Innovation More and more companies are beginning to realize that a culture that encourages mistakes, rather than react punitively to errors, are the very workplaces that innovate and are ultimately successful. For example, the design consultancy IDEO, encourages employees to share ideas by adopting the credo “Fail early to succeed sooner”.
Any company can throw together a holiday party, but you want to do more than just hang a wreath or serve some eggnog. You are striving to create a workplace that engages employees, that brings them together and inspires them. The question is, how to do so given the cold weather and busy holiday season?