In today’s cutthroat business environment where millennials are job hopping every few years, people are putting a focus on company culture. In fact, Adam Grant, B-School professor at Wharton, says investing in building a culture of givers is the single most important thing you can do to ensure your success.
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Ronald Blue & Co. is not just a financial planning firm, they are a “financial peace of mind firm” – they strive to leave their clients feeling no conflict, anxiety, or fear when it comes to money. The company provides comprehensive financial planning, investment management, and estate planning services for individuals, multi-generational families, and professional athletes all with one goal in mind: empowering their clients to live enriched lives.
A lot of companies focus on employee engagement to boost their bottom line, but many don’t realize that customer engagement is equally important when it comes to boosting revenue. According to a recent Gallup study titled State of the American Consumer, “companies that engage both their employees and their customers gain a 240% boost in performance-related business outcomes.”
MobilityWare, Inc. is a mobile gaming company located in Orange County, California and most famous for their card game-based app Solitaire, among others. According to their website, over 50 billion games of solitaire have been played on their app and more than 255 million games downloaded over multiple operating systems, and now the company is turning their attention to building wearable apps.
If you're a business owner, you've probably realized that giving back is an important component of employee engagement. But how do you make sure that your giving programs actually resonate with your employees? Some companies just understand how to do this well, and know what matters to their team. One such organization is Forward Slope, Inc. (FSI), an award-winning technology and services organization located in the San Diego Valley.
Akamai Technologies, Inc. is the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, and has been since 1998 when it was incorporated by Dr. Tom Leighton and Danny Lewin. The company is a product of the annual MIT $50K Entrepreneurship Competition of 1997, during which Leighton and Lewin realized the potential in the Internet content delivery market and development efforts began in earnest in 1998. Their most notable, early achievements include March Madness, Star Wars trailers and Yahoo!. Named one of the 100 Best Places to Work by Computerworld, Akamai is the next company featured in the Purpose Driven Workplaces highlight.
180 South Group is a creative management agency which boasts many of the world’s top artists and brands as their clients. Founded by Kyle Kane, a former entertainment executive (and at one time a recording artist with Universal), 180 South has carved out a place for themselves among media giants by creating strategic partnerships between big artists and big name brands.
You may want to reconsider the next time you put your earbuds in or pretend to be on the phone to avoid making small talk with your coworker on the elevator – don’t worry, we’re all guilty of it. Research indicates that the benefits of having friends in the workplace run much deeper than one might expect.
Studies show that taking the time to thank a coworker or employee for a job well done will not only make them feel better about their work, but it will make you feel better as well. As Google’s Larry Page (a business mind hard to argue with) says: “appreciation is the best motivation.”
It should come as no surprise that employee engagement will boost a company’s value. Productivity, retention, talent acquisition and, most importantly, the bottom line all stand to improve when managers find ways to keep their employees involved in their day-to-day duties.