Waking up excited to go to work is a dream for many
but a Workforce Connections forum today is trying
to make it a reality.
It's workforce development month .
and this morning business leaders celebrated that
by talking about workplace culture.
News 8's Madalyn O'Neill has more on what that means.
Who doesn't want to love getting up and going to work
Midwest Dental is all about its patients' smiles .
but regional director Karen Powell knows how important
it is to keep her employees smiling, as well.
For retaining employees and not having turnover, turnover
is very expensive to an organization.
So she, and representatives from about 115 area businesses
gathered for a forum on bettering workplace culture.
I think they learned about some levers they can pull
personally that they thesmelves are an instrument
They dont have to wait, your shadow that you cast
everyday through your actions is part of creating
the culture you want to have at work.
Speakers Anne Finch of Logistics Health and Jerry
McGeorge of Organic Valley stress making workers feel
Theres a buzzsword in the business community called
Engaging the hearts and souls of your employees so
when they come to work every day they know why they're
there and know what they need to get done.
Leaders say shaping workplace culture is a concept
growing among businesses competing for the best talent.
Good companies that have longevity understand how
improtant it is.
Engaging employees and teambuilding exercises are
some of the ideas Powell is bringing back to the clinic.
Along with one concept she hopes will put smiles on
One of the things would be putting employees first.
In La Crosse, MO, N8
Companies ranging in size from less than one-thousand
employees to 200-thousand employees were represented
at the forum.