Winning Workplace: Recognize and Reward Sustainability Talent

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Jul 28, 2011 10:15 AM ET
With a multitude of paths to career satisfaction, evidence indicates that “finding meaning in the workplace” may be the single most important factor to long term satisfaction in the workplace.  In fact, research shows that growing work frustrations are directly related to immediate supervision and a lack of recognition.  In this increasing positive job market, many business leaders fear business sustainability risk now lie in retaining top performers.  What is the answer?
A recent Thought Leaders post features the insights of former Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft Corporation, Bob Herbold.  In the article, he discusses his thoughts and experiences as chief executive in the appraisal and development of business talent.  “The fatal flaw in promoting based on seniority is your top performers realize they can’t make the progress they desire and deserve.  It tells top performers that the organization does not care about excellence.”
In contrast, organizations should recognize and differentiate business sustainability efforts. Leveraging the article's suggestions, Mr. Herbold offers the following advice to business executives identifying and evaluating future corporate leaders.  Click here to read more how winning workplaces reward top talent

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