In December 2017, Indeed.com drew from their database of more than 15 million employer reviews to determine which companies were rated highest for culture. Nike was rated number one and a grocery chain called HEB in Texas was rated #2. Following HEB are Disney Parks & Resorts, Boys & Girls Club of America, Starbucks and Apple (a total of fifteen companies were listed).
Extraordinary companies generally desire to have extraordinary cultures. But how does that actually happen? Melissa Daimler wrote a very informative article on Harvard Business Review titled “Why Great Employees Leave Great Cultures” to answer that very question.
Daimler states, “I have recognized that there are three elements to a culture: behaviors, systems, and practices, all guided by an overarching set of values. A great culture is what you get when all three of these are aligned, and line up with the organization’s espoused values. When gaps start to appear, that’s when you start to see problems — and see great employees leave.”
Employee turnover is really expensive – both to the company’s bottom line and to time lost as the team scrambles to cover responsibilities and stretch their already heavy workload until a new person is hired. No one wants that! Especially when it can be prevented by creating a culture that supports employees wanting to come to work and contributing to the overall success of the organization.
Begin your adventure to creating the extraordinary culture you desire by clicking here to read Daimler’s article.
As a business owner, leader or entrepreneur, being successful boils down to three things, great products and services, great leaders, and great employees. It sounds simple, when you’ve got a great product you know it, people tell you how great it is, and it makes you proud. That’s one out of three you know is solid.
But do you have great leaders in your company? Are you a great boss, are your executives great at motivating and decision-making? Are the people who are the heart of your operation happy and working to their full potential? Are their team leaders recognizing and utilizing everyone to their fullest?
If you aren’t sure how to answer, then it’s time to look at Aepiphanni’s Ascend Leadership Development Program. Tailored to your individual needs, Aepiphanni will look at every step of your operation, and utilizing their expertise, pinpoint areas that need strengthening and help you and each member of your team streamline and strengthen their abilities to make your business a success. This program will give you the tools to handle anything the world throws your way. The key to steady growth and success is in the leadership, and with Aepiphanni’s Leadership Development Program you will learn new ways to manage and lead your business into the years to come.
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Kris Cavanaugh Castro is the People Development Coach at Aepiphanni, the trusted advisor for business leaders who are seeking forward-thinking solutions to help them plan for and navigate through the challenges of business growth. Kris has over 25 years of coaching, training and mentoring leaders to greater success; and she periodically writes about leadership development and facilitates change management conversations.
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