3 Lessons from the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces

Derek Irvine, Culture Management

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Gratitude matters. No matter who good we are, there’s always room for growth and improvement.

Tomorrow, the Great Place to Work® Institute will release the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces 2014 (you can see the list of companies here, starting 23 October). China Gorman, CEO of Great Place to Work, offered insight into trends seen in these best multinational workplaces in her weekly blog post. I’m calling out three of those trends, quoting China and offering a few insights on each trend myself.

1) Great Workplaces Are Getting Better
“The positive trend that I’m speaking, to be exact, is that levels of trust, camaraderie and pride are rising at the best workplaces – essentially, the world’s best workplaces are getting better. In recent years we’ve seen “the best” companies get better in the majority of the ~50 countries where we measure workplaces using our Trust Index© employee survey. Additionally, we have seen increasing trust at the companies that make up Great Place to Work®’s annual World’s Best Multinational Workplaces list.”
In my consulting engagements, I speak often about the importance of creating or strengthening a culture of appreciation and recognition. When I work [...]

5 Must-Haves for a Meaningful Message of Appreciation

Lynette Silva, Culture of Appreciation

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – We see good examples of recognition around us all the time. The trick is incorporating those lessons in how we recognize others.

What’s your top 5 favorite movie list? I won’t admit to all of mine (just yet), but one is definitely Breakfast at Tiffany’s. (I’m a huge Audrey [...]


A Culture of Appreciation Starts with You

Derek Irvine, Culture Management

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Creating a “thank you” culture requires each of us to do good work and thank and appreciate others who do the same.

Tell me about your workplace environment. What’s the general attitude or “feel” of the office? Hopeful and energetic? Downtrodden and despondent? Somewhere in between?

What’s your personal [...]


3 Steps to “Kraft” Innovation in Your Organization

Lynette Silva, Culture of Appreciation

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – Creating a culture of innovation requires hiring innovative people, setting a tone for innovation, measuring innovative success, and recognizing progress along the way.

It’s beautiful Autumn here in New England. This weekend will be peak “leaf-peeping” season when our foliage will be the perfect blend of reds, oranges, yellows, [...]


Rally Your “Posse” for Success

Derek Irvine, Employee Engagement

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – We are all more successful as individuals when we commit to the success of our teams.

I’ve another good executive interview featured in the New York Times “Corner Office” column to share with you. This one is with Deborah Bial, president of the Posse Foundation, which “recruits and trains [...]


How You Give Feedback Is as Important as What You Say

Traci Pesch, Culture of Appreciation

by Traci Pesch

Recognize This! – Some employees are well conditioned to receive and respond to feedback, but they will still do better if that feedback is given in a constructive, helpful and positive way.

My kids are going to top performers in the workplace someday. Sure, they’re only 12 and 5 right now, but [...]


Compensation Cafe: Rewarding Ideas As Well As Results

Derek Irvine, Strategic Recognition & Company Values

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Without ideas, the amount of work invested matters not at all.

Tim Sackett is on my list of “must follow” bloggers. This post gives a good example as to why. On Compensation Cafe yesterday, I riffed on Tim’s post about the importance of ideas over work. I pointed out, [...]


A Toast to You at HR Tech

Derek Irvine, Events & Webinars

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Our friends at work are important to our engagement. Find out how to celebrate them better at booth #2134.

Technology in the Human Capital Management space is continuing to explode (just look at this HCM tech trends list from Bersin by Deloitte). There’s no better place to explore the [...]


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