Best Companies to Work for 2013?
Defining a great place to work is a formidable
Creating a great workplace is an integral part
of an organization’s Business strategy.
A great place to work?
― a place where you trust the people you work
for, take pride in what you do and enjoy the
company of people you work with‖
Dr A Jagan Mohan Reddy
India's Best Companies to Work for Study – 2013
[Great Place to Work Institute India]:
The largest study in the country on workplace culture,
Participation from around 550 organizations spanning
across 22 industries.
Surveyed 98,998 employees
In-depth analysis of people practices and their efficacy
in all participating organizations.
―A great place to work is a driver of key business
results. It makes us a sustainable strong concern for the
long term. ―
—Patrick O' Brien, President of Developed Markets,
S C Johnson
Creating a great workplace is an integral part of an
organization’s business strategy.
Talent shortages affect more than one in three
businesses globally[Annual global survey on talent
shortage, conducted by Manpower group in 2013]
Creating a great workplace yields real business
benefits[Great Place to Work® Institute's research
of more than 20 years]
Consistently out-perform major stock indices at
least by a factor or two [Russell Investment Group
in US found]
―The personal connect (makes it a great place to
work). To quote one example, when I fell and
slightly hurt myself in a competition in office,
the CEO called a cab immediately and the HR
Head applied medicine on my bruises, feeling
apologetic for what happened, and following
up on my health through phone."
— Employee of a 1,300-employee best
workplace in India.
A great place to work as comprising three
employee’s relationship with her management,
With the work he/she does and
with other coworkers.
Trust was fundamental, according to this
research, since without trust the other two
relationships are likely to be dysfunctional.
―A great place to work was defined as a place where
you trust the people you work for, take pride in what
you do and enjoy the company of people you work
The immediate manager plays an important role in
creating a great place to work.
Managers in the best workplaces excel in nine people
practices ranging from
a)Hiring and Welcoming,
b) Inspiring, Speaking,
c) Listening & Collaborating,
d) Thanking, Developing, Caring
e) Celebrating and Sharing.
India's Best Companies to Work for Study – 2013:
The largest study in the country on workplace
Participation from around 550 organisations
Surveyed 98,998 employees as a part of this
An in-depth analysis of people practices and their
Hundred best workplaces are being recognized for
the first time this year.
1. Genuine Caring for Employees
Showing sincere interest in a person is a key
difference in an employee's experience in the best
Managers are adept at communicating to their
employees that they care.
2. Willingness to Share wealth and equal opportunity
Willingness to ensure fair pay, but also in the fair
share of profits.
Not stingy in recognizing employees.
opportunities for special recognition.
3. Candid Communication
Managers keep employees informed about
important issues and changes,
Employees can ask any reasonable question and
get a straight answer.
4. Reliability of Managers
80% of survey respondents in the top 25 best
workplaces affirmed that their managers keep
The study shows that honest and ethical
management helps in retaining employees.
5. Collaboration with Employees
best workplaces involve people in decisions
that affect their jobs or work environment.
Promotions don’t go to people who do not
deserve them, people indulging in politicking
7. Opportunities for Career Growth
As we all know engagement is a choice. So the
best we can do is creating an environment in
which employees can choose to be engaged
Whether you take a proactive approach to
avoid committing any of these engagement sins
or you continue your reign as a tyrannical and
caustic manager is entirely your choice.
Lets look at some of the actions whichdisengage
1. Destroy Any and All Sense of Meaning
Mission of yours- Keep it to yourself.
Remind them that their main responsibility is to
make money for the company.
2. Don’t Let Employees Make Their Own Decisions
Make sure any and all decisions require a three- to
five-step approval process.
let your micromanaging prowess kill any
employee’s sense of self-direction or autonomy.
3. Never challenge your employees
Don’t assign tasks that would challenge or
stretch an employee to learn and grow.
Challenging your employees to grow and
develop is just opening the door for more
mistakes, not to mention the fact that they’ll
take all of this learning to another company
when they leave
4. Downplay any positive results
Don’t let the star performer find out and take
credit for his actions.
Don’t let your employees know that their
actions create measurable impact.
5. Don’t let employees talk to each other