Elissa Tucker -
February 27, 2015
That Any Leader Can Bring to Life
It's that time of year again! No, I am not talking about March Madness or spring break.
It’s almost time for the release of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, produced by Great Place to Work® Institute. Each year, I look forward to this publication.
As an employee, I love to read about the latest and greatest workplace perks: free food, flexible work schedules, concierge services, on-site fitness centers—sign me up!
However, as an HR researcher I know that being a top workplace isn’t about offering top perks. Perusing the annual list of top workplaces, the researcher in me wants to know: What are the essential building blocks of a great workplace?
In search of these deeper insights, I checked out the Great Place to Work white paper: Lessons for Leaders as they Build a Great Workplace. Here is what I learned:
5 Elements of a Great Workplace— That Any Leader Can Bring to Life
These five elements are a great start, but how do you put these concepts into practice at your organization? What do these elements look like within the different companies on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list?
We at APQC want to know. That is why we will be taking part in another great thing that takes place only at this time of year—the Great Place to Work Conference. This event will highlight trends, best practices and innovations in positive workplace culture through dynamic speakers, panel conversations, and opportunities to connect with these leaders and other peers working to improve their own workplace cultures. We’re looking forward to hearing:
We hope to see you in Dallas!
ABOUT ELISSA TUCKERElissa Tucker is a research program manager at APQC, a nonprofit benchmarking and best practices organization. Elissa is responsible for developing and executing APQC’s human capital management research agenda. She has written and been featured in numerous HR industry publications including and is a regular speaker on HR industry webinars and at HR conferences. Elissa has more than 15 years of HR research, writing, and advising experience. Prior to joining APQC, Elissa worked as a senior research consultant at HR consultancy, Hewitt Associates (now AonHewitt). Elissa co-edited and contributed to the book: Workforce Wake-Up Call: Your Workforce Is Changing, Are You?, John Wiley & Sons, 2006.
ABOUT APQCAPQC is a member-based nonprofit and one of the leading proponents of benchmarking and best practice business research. Working with more than 500 organizations worldwide in all industries, APQC focuses on providing organizations with the information they need to work smarter, faster, and with confidence. Every day we uncover the processes and practices that push organizations from good to great. Visit us at www.apqc.org and learn how you can make best practices your practices.
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