recap: 6 key elements of an engaging culture

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In our day-to-day jobs, we get so busy that we may not understand what it is that really drives the work we do and how we do it. So how do leaders find what engages their workforce? O.C. Tanner’s Gary Beckstrand, Vice President of the O.C. Tanner Institute, joins us this month to share his team’s latest research on creating and maintaining a culture of engagement.

Gary asks, what even is our culture? It’s powerful and it influences all of us in more ways than we may know. It shapes people’s thoughts, attitudes, ideas, and impressions of the company. And the leaders of an organization are where it all starts.

Senior leaders, HR especially, must pay attention to the cultural influences that determine how employees feel about their work and the things they do every day. That will ultimately determine the employee experience and lead to better engagement.

The O.C. Tanner Institute conducted a Global Culture Study earlier this year to better understand workplace culture. Gary shared that the institute drew different models and studies from the biggest analyst firms and clients. They asked, how do we look at culture and engagement not from the company’s perspective, but from the employee’s?

This led to the six key elements that employees actually look for in an organization. O.C. Tanner calls them, the Talent Magnets:

Purpose

Opportunity

Success

Appreciation

Wellbeing

Leadership

When combined in different ways, these elements lead to the retention, engagement, and attract that makes your company a magnet (yes, the name is on purpose) for talent.

Engagement is a human, personal choice that an employee must decide. But you can help improve the entire employee experience by following these Talent Magnets. Gary ends with reiterating how important it is for our leaders to build off of these to create that engaging culture.

Listen to the full webinar recording to learn more about the O.C. Tanner Institute’s research with Talent Magnets and create engagement your company’s culture.

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