With the Thanksgiving Holiday happening tomorrow, along with football, food, spending time with friends, family, and loved ones, I want you to know how thankful I am for my clients, readers of my blog, subscribers to our newsletter and friends on social media. And I especially appreciate those of you who help spread the word about Building Great Workplaces.
Realizing we have much to be thankful for in America, the land of the free, I wanted to share my list of 10 Workplace Freedoms for which I am thankful:
10 Workplace Freedoms to Remember
#1 Any workplace CEO is free to choose to transform their company into a Great Place to Work, regardless how toxic their current workplace is to employees.
#2 Americans remain free to choose their career and their employer.
#3 Employers are free to choose their people, based on skills and organizational fit.
#4 Great Workplaces attract the best talent, making it easier for high-value candidates in the job market to find a very good employer who cares for its people.
#5 The list of Great Workplace Advocates is growing:
- Great Place to Work Institute
- Workplace Bullying Institute
- The New Workplace Institute
- Bob Sutton
- Best Companies Group
- The Civility Project (BlogTalk Radio, “Tired of Rude People?”, 60 minutes)
- The Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE, the workplace of the future, can be anywhere, anytime, anyplace)
- Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Places to Work
- Best Companies for Working Mothers
- Outside’s Best Places to Work
- The People Group
- There are more but I need to stop there.
#6 If an employee decides to leave a company, he can voluntarily leave a company and start his own business and become wildly successful. (It happens all the time in the U.S.A.)
#7 The movement to build a Great Workplace is rapidly gaining momentum from sincere CEO’s.
#8 Humble CEO’s, like Tony Hsieh, Zappos, are helping spread the message about the strategic importance of a great company culture.
#9 ZapposInsights.com, an innovative way to learn about positive company cultures.
#10 The freedom to write about important workplace issues for CEO’s, leaders, managers and employees. It is my hope you will continue following my blog, The Chief People Officer, plus invite a bunch of friends and company leaders to our website at The People Group.