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 underestimate the power of pride in your workplace and in your own performance. Remind yourself of how proud you will feel once “x” is finished. Share stories of your wins. Add a “moment of pride” to your meeting agendas. And never stop celebrating the great work you, your teammates, and your organization achieves.
Michael Kerr is an intentional business speaker and the author of The Humor Advantage: Why Some Businesses Are Laughing All the Way to the Bank!
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