Hills Pet Nutrition is lauded for its inspiring culture, driven largely by its ability to leverage the pride employees have in their company. Pride, as I often talk about, is an incredibly powerful motivational trigger. What great workplaces like Hills does so well is encourage a culture where employees are encouraged to express their pride about a number of different aspects of their work. So employees at Hills Pet Nutrition are proud of their products, yes, but they’re also proud of their teammates, their mission, their customers, and their great work environment. Their culture offers some good reminders for all workplaces:
Don’t overlook the importance of trumpeting last year’s successes in your workplace and career. Taking the time to reflect on what you’ve accomplished is an effective way to motivate employees, instill a sense of pride and gratitude in the workplace and build momentum for the year ahead.