"It's about helping people feel connected to their work, their workplace, each other and the purpose of the organization," says organizational consultant Lisa Gruenloh, founder and president of Naplesbased Purpose Journey.
"Identify values that support both a high-performing and high-functioning workplace culture, drive success and help people feel good about their work and their organization," Gruenloh
Examples of core values in an organization are: trust, collaboration, continuous improvement, passion and fun.
They need to be a genuine reflection of the organization and how it operates, she
"Many of my clients at the employee level have complained about not getting feedback, coaching or support," Gruenloh
recommends recognizing contributions often and in a specific manner, such as giving people details about how their work had a positive impact on a project.
It's also beneficial to recognize employees not only for performance, but for upholding the core values for your organization.
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have expectations for the workplace that many workers from older generations equate with needing to be coddled, but Gruenloh
says that's an unfair assessment.
"It's not about making accommodations because they're different," she