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The Under-appreciated Impact of Work Culture

We need more companies centered around promoting positive work culture so individuals feel celebrated and valued.

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O.C. Tanner is a company I admire greatly. Their mission statement highlights fundamental properties that I’ve seen to be true in the workforce:

“We help companies appreciate people who do great work. Because celebrating great work inspires people to invent, to create, to discover. And when people are inspired, companies grow.”

People are the heart and foundation of a company, and creating an environment of appreciation helps reinforce to workers that the company works for the individual and remains just as committed as the individual is for the company. They run a research lab tailored to innovation, especially given how rapid trends are changing because of advancements in communication and technology. Their “Tanner Labs” strive to incorporate creativity when recognizing employees who contribute to their business.

This incredible company believes appreciation inspires growth by cultivating natural talents and providing a nourishing platform to grow individuals that will give back to their company, thus allowing their establishment to evolve in similar aspects. To do so, they strive to motivate individuals and focus on meaningful experiences. One way to do so is by focusing on company culture and improving relationships between those in leadership positions and those looking up to them.

Their recognition program has 4 goals: fuel innovation, delight customers, improve efficiency, drive passion. Through point-reward systems, spotlight celebrations, company-specific awards, and public recognitions are among the many ideas O.C. Tanner brings to their clients.  

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