In 2018/2019, we saw organizations make significant investments in workplace culture. Our research demonstrates that these deliberate culture strategies and efforts are making a difference across the board. However, the journey to thriving workplaces is just beginning. In spite of some positive changes in corporate culture, we have uncovered a new wave of challenges: a growing frustration with conventional workplace practices, an alarming increase in burnout, and a rejection of traditional leadership practices and philosophies. Organizations need to break out of the employee lifecycle mentality to focus on the everyday micro-experiences that, for employees, define life at work.
Your culture is the heart and soul of your organization. It is the social operating system that influences what is valued, how people work, and how the organization interacts with its customers and extended community. An organizational culture is alive, continually influencing and being influenced by the shared values and behaviors of its people. No culture is static. It morphs, improves, or suffers from inside and outside forces. Though they are highly complex and changing, strong workplace cultures act and respond in predictable ways. Great workplace cultures create incredible advantages—they attract talent, mobilize innovation, develop strong leaders, and become the organization’s muscle memory for ongoing success.
A step-by-step guide to achieving an engaging workplace culture through employee recognition. Workplace cultures that help people thrive begin with employee recognition. When done right, recognition improves the quantity and quality of peak experiences at work—experiences that help people reach higher, accomplish more, and want to stay. Use this guide as a framework for creating an employee recognition program that connects people to purpose, accomplishment, and one another.
Not all service award recognition programs are created equal. Some are cobbled together. Some lack excitement. Some are simply not loved by those who participate in them. Unfortunately, most service award programs are a lost opportunity for organisations to delight their people and help them bond with your organisation. When done well, service awards celebrate friendships, relationships, and shared success—all the reasons people choose to stay.
Leaders are key influencers of workplace culture. It’s that simple. Of all the experiences a person has at work, interactions with leaders have a disproportionate impact on how someone feels about their job, for better or worse.
Employee recognition is a crucial part of great workplace cultures. But what is the best way to recognize employees? How do you convince executives that employee recognition comes with a substantial ROI? Where do you begin to build an effective employee recognition program? How can you avoid traps like low participation or program burnout? Use this guide to create a successful, sustainable program that helps employees feel valued and appreciated every day.
All around the world, corporations are investing significant resources to improve workplace culture with mixed results. How about you? Are your culture-building efforts creating a great employee experience? Are they attracting good people and inspiring them to achieve? Are they driving business results? Or are they going to waste? Discover how focusing on the right culture priorities can help you influence greatness in your organisation in this new joint study by the O.C. Tanner Institute, Y2 Analytics, and Harvard Business School professor, Ashley Whillans.
EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION IS MORE THAN AN HR PROGRAM— IT HAS A PROFOUND IMPACT ON AN ORGANISATION’S WORKPLACE CULTURE AND BOTTOM LINE. Employee recognition has a strong influence on an organisation’s workplace culture. Research on 10,000 employees in 12 countries shows that organisations who have a great culture are:
If you're looking to improve your workplace culture, employee recognition can help boost engagement, attract and retain top talent, and increase innovation. Build a business case for employee recognition by answering these common questions from executives and leaders.
Proper recognition etiquette can be just as important as the recognition itself. Taking the latest research from focus groups and global surveys, we’ve created this appreciation guide to help you create meaningful, personalised appreciation experiences–keeping the proper etiquette in mind–for every occasion.