According to Gallup: 39 Organizations Create Exceptional Workplaces

Here is an excerot from an article by Ed O’Boyle and Jim Harter in which they discuss Gallup’s analytics that reveal only 15% of worldwide workers came to work today engaged and ready to maximize their performance. And yet, a few exceptional organizations have over 70% of their workers ready to outperform their competition.

Why? What’s the secret to building an exceptional workplace?

To find out, Gallup has spent decades studying millions of employees across the globe and comparing them to the best. Our biggest discovery is that regardless of company size, location, culture or industry, the world’s most elite organizations are devoted to one overarching goal: They have an unwavering and purposeful focus on creating a culture where their employees can perform at their best.

Their emphasis on maximizing human performance spans far beyond an annual engagement survey. Consistent measurement is critical, but great workplaces know that realizing a culture of high engagement and development takes more. It requires genuine dedication and intentional strategy. The world’s best organizations don’t simply promise a great employee experience; they create a culture of engagement in which employees can continuously develop and thrive.

Leaders at these world-class organizations treat their workplace culture as a powerful competitive differentiator. They set the tone for their desired culture — communicating consistently and holding managers accountable for team engagement and performance. They prioritize manager and employee development by investing in a strengths-basedengagement-focusedapproach to performance that meets employees’ needs and advances their capabilities.

Recognizing and Celebrating the Best

Organizations that set themselves apart deserve honor and recognition.

Gallup is pleased to celebrate 39 leading organizations as the recipients of our distinguished Gallup Great Workplace Award. On average, these elite organizations have 14 engaged employees for every one actively disengaged employee — nearly seven times the U.S. rate and more than 15 times the rate for workforces globally.

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Here is a direct link to the complete article in which this year’s 39 winners are identified.

Ed O’Boyle is Global Practice Leader for Gallup’s workplace and marketplace consulting.
Jim Harter, Ph.D., is Chief Scientist, Workplace Management and Wellbeing for Gallup’s workplace management practice. He is coauthor of the New York Times bestsellers 12: The Elements of Great Managing and Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements.
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