Duration: 60 minutes
Research proves it. The “best companies to work for” are more productive and more profitable than their stock market peers. But a great workplace is not something that can be achieved in a quarter—or even a year.
For a great workplace to exist, employees must trust the organization implicitly, take pride in what they do, and be inspired to achieve superior performance. And that requires the involvement of the entire organization, including Learning and Development. From instilling the right language to implementing best practices, it’s this function that ensures employees have the support they need to build a great workplace in every department, under every manager and supervisor.
Benchmarks from the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For annual list—including Umpqua Bank, Google, Genentech, QuikTrip, and Quicken Loans—is the basis for this webinar with Michael Burchell and Jennifer Robin, the authors of The Great Workplace: How to Build It, How to Keep It, and Why It Matters. Join them as they share lessons and insights into the unique and special opportunity that Learning and Development holds in shaping a great workplace culture.
What You Will Learn
- Explore the essential ingredients of a great workplace
- Understand the business case for developing a great workplace
- Discover the best practices that separate great workplaces from the rest
- Learn how the learning and development function is positioned at the best companies
- Realize how learning and development leaders influence the creation of a great workplace
About the Presenters
A popular speaker at conferences around the world, Dr. Michael Burchell is a corporate vice president at the Great Place to Work® Institute and a partner in the Institute's UAE affiliate. He is a co-author of The Great Workplace: How to Build It, How to Keep It, and Why It Matters. Dr. Burchell received his doctorate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and he also holds degrees from Colorado State University and the University of Southern California. Prior to joining the Institute, Michael worked at W.L. Gore & Associates as well as the University of Massachusetts.
Dr. Jennifer Robin is a research fellow at the Great Place to Work® Institute. She currently teaches undergraduate, master's, and professional programs at Bradley University, and she is the co-author of two books: The Great Workplace: How to Build It, How to Keep It, and Why It Matters and A Life in Balance: Finding Meaning in a Chaotic World. Dr. Robin holds a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Tennessee, as well as degrees in both Human Resources Management and Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa. Jennifer is also an affiliate of several professional organizations including the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the American Psychological Association.
Aired on February 15, 2012