Healthy Corporate Culture Helps Achieve High Performance

Workplace culture is no longer just a fancy buzzword, and all companies should consider how culture can positively influence your bottom line and improve the lives of employees.

More than ever, how a company organizes and implements its culture-based programs is of the utmost importance. It doesn’t just affect the daily lives of its employees; it also impacts the bottom line.

It’s been 16 years since Marty Parker, President of Waterstone Human Capital, a national executive recruitment firm, first launched the ‘Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures program’.

On February, 27, 2020, Waterstone Human Capital hosted the 15th annual Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures Summit and Gala.

The program recognizes those individuals and companies that work to develop, nurture, and sustain a strong corporate culture with their employees. The awards for 2019 saw a great lineup of winners.

“This year, more than ever, the sophistication and commitment of companies and organizations to build and sustain high-performance cultures is front and center,” stated Parker. “It’s one thing to say this is a great place to work. It’s another to say here’s how culture impacts performance, and it’s yet another to say here are the things we do to sustain that performance.”

Winners in this year’s categories included Vancouver-based ‘Thinkific’, ‘Greenshield Canada’ in Windsor, ON, and ‘Rogers Communication’ in Toronto. Topping the list of Canada’s most admired CEOs were Caroline Riseboro, President and CEO, Plan International Canada, and Kirk Simpson, Co-founder and CEO, Wave Financial Inc.

Corporate culture has evolved over time to be more than just celebrating people’s birthdays. Culture now includes extended benefits, social events, team-building, comfortable spaces, and more.

Programs like the one implemented by Waterstone are important to help companies strive for stronger cultural performance. This factor has helped push the boundaries of what’s considered workplace culture. This line of thinking doesn’t just benefit the bottom line, it also helps attract more talent to a company. Which in turn helps a national executive recruiting firm, like Waterstone Human Capital, find the best people to suit the position.

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