An Even Better Place to Work is not simply survey data (thrown at management/HR) to be analyzed, but experiences which bring about transformation. This means you will get results immediately.
It doesn't just talk about openness, trust and collaboration but enables you to create these realities. It doesn't talk about ownership but provides a structure and an approach so your people will put themselves at cause and make things happen.
People transformation will be at the heart of your company's transformation. By changing the culture at the local level (individuals and smaller groups) An Even Better Place to Work moves across teams/departments and eventually impacts on your entire company.
This is in stark contrast with most engagement initiatives that start with management defining the culture, communicating it to their colleagues and hoping it permeates into the behavior of others.
Initiatives often fail because they are seen to be meeting the agenda of management or the company rather than the interest of the individual. An Even Better Place to Work will appeal to the self-interest of your people and hence its long term sustainability and success.
A weakness with many company initiatives is their dependency on external agencies. Take away this support and the initiative falters. An Even Better Place to Work is owned by your company and your people, not by external consultants or trainers.
From the moment of registration, every step is delivered internally by your people. Team members run activities, teams decide on the modules and frequency of meetings and your people take ownership for improving their Satisfaction @ Work scores.
An Even Better Place to Work is incremental and developmental as employees progress through and continue with the program.
It begins as a tool that impacts attitudes and behaviors and then converts to a business system for people excellence which allows you to maintain what has been created.
This ensures the changes to attitudes and behaviors of your people are sustained. They embed and become part of the DNA of your organization.
An Even Better Place to Work bypasses the problem that companies give themselves by going down the training or consulting route (i.e. figuring out how to translate knowledge into workable practice. )
Think of it as the vehicle that gets you to your destination, rather than the theory of the internal combustion engine.
It's a proven alternative to dumping theory or directives on your people - it's a business tool that gets results.
Evidence shows that running a culture and engagement improvement program in ongoing short bursts, creates a critical mass of awareness and skilled people which consequently sustains the new ways of working.
As it is an on-line, self-service system, An Even Better Place to Work is ideally placed to roll out across large populations and allow you to create a simultaneous awareness, mindset and skills. This is just not possible with a more traditional 'teaching' approach.
This on-line approach also allows the program to be highly cost effective. Not only will your financial costs be minimal but the 'time-out' cost per employee is marginal, allowing your business to keep functioning.
Organizations can create problems for themselves by how they go about change. Managers may run a staff satisfaction/opinion survey and then give themselves the problem of what to do with the results. The ways forward suggested by management are often rejected.
Unless staff are engaged and involved you can only hope they are (hesitantly) compliant rather than fully committed to the change. By engaging your staff, An Even Better Place to Work will enable you to retain your people and get the best from them.
With our program, your people will develop a strong sense of connection to your company, its people, leaders, mission and business. You will be creating a culture of shared values and vision.