Jessica Trainer Speaks At Chamber Meeting
MOUNT GILEAD — “Creating and improving your company’s business culture” was Jessica Trainer’s topic at the March Chamber of Commerce meeting. Trainer is the founder of Bright Values Consulting and has worked for several years as human resource for several agencies.
After Trainer presented ideas about improving business culture, chamber members discussed how the pandemic had changed employees’ outlook on work and their workplace.
As more places are hiring, people are evaluating where they want to work and what fits into their lifestyle. Technology allows many employees to work from home.
Trainer pointed out that the ideas she suggests can be applied to any company or business, agency and organization.
“You can’t make people happy, but you can encourage a culture that encourages the right people to work for your company and be happy there,” Trainer said.
Some examples she gave of experiences that can create a good business culture were awards such as the Bravo Awards given to Morrow County Hospital employees. At one place Trainer worked, even something like giving popsicles or an ice cream treat on a hot summer day created good feelings.
Another example came from Morrow County Dental office manager Jody Rowe who said their office makes an effort to share and attend outside office events together and participate in community activities.
Trainer emphasized that there is no quick fix for a company to achieve a culture where people want to work. However, an important ingredient to strive for is consistency.
A first step is examining what it means to work at your company. What are your values, your purpose and mission?… Read more steps and the rest of the article on the Sentinel’s website