In what ways can you as a business leader support your employees and their passions? Meggie Hollywood, Corporate Marketing Director at Swinerton Builders, was kind enough to speak with Co.tribute and explain how her company did just that.
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One company that knows the value of creating a generous culture is Pariveda Solutions, a leading management consulting firm specializing in custom application development solutions. Pariveda has been named one of the Best Places to Work in LA by the Los Angeles Business Journal, and has also been named one of the Best Places to Learn by the Dallas Association for Talent Development. These are just a couple of the numerous awards and honors that Pariveda has received for its innovative environment and competitive service offering. So, what contributes to Pariveda's success?
In today's digital world, it can be easy to get bogged down with technical details and forget about the importance of caring for your people. However, there are some companies who just understand that their workforce needs to be supported, developed, and empowered if they are to be successful. With more than 300 centers in 70 countries, New Horizons is one of the world’s largest independent IT training companies - and they seem to have figured this out.
When it comes to motivating your employees and helping them be more productive, it can be incredibly beneficial to involve them in your community outreach efforts. In fact, The Harvard Business Review has found that deriving a higher level of meaning from work is associated with a 93% increase in employee engagement.
Company culture is of utmost importance in today’s competitive working world. Millennials are no longer just looking for a paycheck, but are looking for companies that inspire their creative and charitable sides. We recently came across a company doing both exceptionally well, and experiencing much success because of it.
We all know that giving back is important. We've been taught that donating to charity is the right thing to do, and it's true - we should be extending help to those in need and using our resources to change lives.
Should you really skip a day of regular office work and send your employees out to volunteer? This is a good question to be asking, as lost time may equal lost opportunity. But let’s explore for a moment the potential benefits of volunteer days and see if they’re worth it. Let’s take a look at how workplace volunteering impacts productivity and employee engagement.
A “vision” can be defined many ways, but today we'll be discussing what it means for your company. Specifically, a vision is a desired future state or a focused direction and purpose. Without a vision, your team can certainly do the work you tell them to do, but they’ll be missing the big “why” behind the work.
In 1959, world-renowned social ecologist Peter Drucker asserted that “the most valuable asset of a 21st-century institution will be its knowledge workers and their productivity." And just before the turn of the century, he stated that increasing the productivity of knowledge workers is “the most important contribution management needs to make in the 21st century.
No matter who you are, you probably want your customers to be happy. Happy customers literally pay the bills - and sometimes keeping them satisfied is far from easy. They all have different needs and expectations, as well as different ways of responding to change.