The Ken Blanchard Companies® Wins 2016 Top Workplaces Award

The San Diego Union-Tribune Names Blanchard® a Winner of the San Diego Top Workplaces Award
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SAN DIEGO - Nov. 15, 2016 - PRLog -- The Ken Blanchard Companies®, a global leader in management training, has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The San Diego Union-Tribune. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured—Alignment, Execution, and Connection, to name a few.

"The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And, oftentimes, people assume it's all about fancy perks and benefits," says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. "But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what's most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it's going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together." Claffey adds, "Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn't have a shot at being named a Top Workplace."

Over the last year, Blanchard® launched an initiative to refresh its company vision and values. A new picture of the future and revised set of operating values was rolled out through an employee-driven process. The firm also released a brand-new training program for first-time managers, based on the best-selling book The New One Minute Manager®, and is getting ready to release four product revisions in 2017.

"These are exciting times. We love this business—it's our life's work and our passion. We also love the culture we have built over the past three-plus decades," said Scott Blanchard, Principal and EVP of The Ken Blanchard Companies ( "We feel this is a special company and it is very rewarding to receive this recognition from our employees. Also, the work we do as a firm is rewarding. It is an honor to be able to help managers around the world become more effective as a result of our training programs and experiencing our services. As an owner and a manager, I am very excited about our future!"

About The Ken Blanchard Companies
The Ken Blanchard Companies is the global leader in management training. For more than 35 years, Blanchard has been creating the best managers in the world, training over 150,000 people each year. From the award-winning First-time Manager program—based on the best-selling business book, The New One Minute Manager®—to Situational Leadership® II, the most widely taught leadership model in the world, Blanchard is the provider of choice of Fortune 500 companies as well as small to medium businesses, governments, and educational and nonprofit organizations.

About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign—a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.

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