Recognize This! – Culture chiefs play a role in setting the tone, but every employee is responsible for owning your culture.
I’ve just wrapped up a busy week of international travel, meetings and workshops. Thankfully, I work with a strong group of consultants who helped out. But this isn’t surprising. This is part of the culture of Globoforce - determination and respect (for urgency and teamwork) are two of our core values that underpin our culture. My co-workers lived those values this past week, making it possible for all of us to excel.
Our ongoing “How to Build Your Winning Culture of Recognition” workshops (based on our book) was one of the items on my list last week. A central point of the workshop is how to create a true culture of recognition, not another recognition program.
What’s the difference? A program is often owned by HR. A culture is owned by – and is the responsibility of – every employee.
I firmly believe this to be true. Empowering every employee to own your culture of recognition is at the heart of increased employee engagement, productivity, performance, retention, and ultimately, bottom-line results. But that doesn’t mean you don’t need a leader.
The workshops will continue in the Fall, with a London workshop scheduled for mid-September and two more in October in Washington, DC, and Orange County, CA. I’ll be giving more information on registration information in the coming months and I look forward to meeting any of you there.