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10 Positive Changes We Need in Corporate America

10 Positive Changes We Need in Corporate America

The following are ten changes I would like to see occur in Corporate America that would make us more profitable and a much better place to work:

#1 Hospitality and treating employees like family would be practiced by all leaders.

#2 Incentive designs that would eliminate political maneuvering, silos and animosity between departments and/or divisions of the same company.

#3 Company culture and creating a positive work environment would be treated as a strategic business necessity.

#4 Work/life integration would be taken seriously and practiced by all departments and leaders.

#5 No-layoff policies enacted by all companies.

#6 Certifiable jerks and bossholes would not be eligible for hire, and especially not promoted to leadership.

#7 Titles and status would not be emphasized. Servant leadership would be practiced.

#8 Common decency would return to executive compensation management.

#9 Executive criminals who have embezzled millions of dollars would not be treated lavishly by authorities and like celebrities by the media.

#10 Greed, self-dealing and short-term decision-making would not be considered admirable qualities.

Kevin Kennemer is founder of The People Group based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Kevin is driven by his passion for company owners and their need to earn a profit, employees' desire for a positive and fulfilling work experience, and the community that benefits when both groups do well.