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Trust & Appreciation--Common Thread in 2017 Fortune's "Best Companies To Work For"
Most companies on the Fortune's "Best Companies To Work For" list consistantly outperform and are more profitable than their competitors
"It's also not surprising that most of these companies outperform and are more profitable than their competitors,"
In a 2016 Adobe worker study, three quarters of the office workers they surveyed said they "would rather work long hours doing the work they love than shorter hours doing work they don't enjoy." Nearly half would move to their dream job even if it pays them less. "That's telling. Companies with high employee turnover rates and low employee productivity need to take note. Most employees will give their all if it's the right work environment,"
For companies to be more like those listed by Fortune, Nelson suggests:
--Bosses should praise often instead of criticizing. "Everyone makes mistakes, but most of the time, employees do their jobs well," says Nelson. "Employees need to hear a 'good job' from their bosses from time to time, and not just hear from them when they mess up."
--Keep employees in the loop. "No one likes to work in a vacuum," says Nelson. "For employees to be at their best, they have to know their work has meaning."
--Share large and small successes with employees. "Make sure every employee knows that he or she contributes to the company's success," says Nelson. "Single out employees who went the extra mile—stayed late to finish a project, thought outside the box to solve a tricky problem. Prominently note their good work to all to show they are appreciated."
Corporate culture plays a big role in employee satisfaction. "Management has to see their employees as the company's biggest asset and treat them as such," explains Nelson. "Most importantly, appreciating employees' work must be sincere and consistent. Employees know when a boss is being genuine or not."
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Fortune's Best Companies to Work For list: http://beta.fortune.com/
2016 Adobe worker study: http://www.adobe.com/