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It’s My Company Too!It’s My Company Too! is based on interviews and research into eight companies that have transformed their businesses through engaged employees. Kenneth R. Thompson, Ramon L. Benedetto, Thomas J. Walter, and Molly Meyer reveal how these companies learned that employees who take responsibility for their actions and share company values help them outperform the competition. The companies profiled did not create their cultures overnight, but invested a significant amount of time into this process and chose to trust employees to do the right thing.

According to the authors:

  • Leaders who get great results from their employees are able to find the balance between transactional and transformational leadership when they instill responsibility in their employees.
  • Ethical organizations have clear values and make the effort to operate in ways that support those values.
  • When employees are engaged in a visionary plan, they eliminate silo thinking and seek to grow the organization as a whole.
  • Processes that can help organizations grow work best when they are measurable. Leaders must consciously define the metrics that are vital to their companies’ growth.
  • Employees who feel valued through recognition and rewards will perform better in their roles.
  • When employee action is the expected norm, employees become entangled in the organization and are motivated to find solutions to problems even though it does not affect their roles directly.
  • Failure should be viewed as an opportunity to improve rather than something that merits punitive action.

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