Building Culture from Within…

One of the biggest challenges for CEOs in large organizations is preserving a healthy and vibrant culture. As an organization grows, and leaders are forced to focus outward, employees can begin to feel disconnected. The CEOs ability to maintain personal contact with employees up and down the org chart becomes daunting and eventually impossible. The absence of that personal connection and access that employees once had often results in diminished employee engagement. Productivity begin to wane. Frustration and apathy begin to emerge.

One of the ways we support our clients’ efforts in this area is by inviting employees to participate in cross-functional committees charged with selecting and implementing  projects designed to carry the organization’s mission forward.

These employee resource groups, or ERGs bring fresh perspectives, energy and commitment to priority projects. In this recent Forbes article, Glenn Llopis offers seven ways to fully leverage employee resource groups at your organization.