Motivating workers sometimes seems to be a mysterious skill. It’s one reason that inspirational leaders like former Steelers coach Chuck Noll and UCLA basketball coach John Wooden were so revered.
But it turns out that some workplaces in the Pittsburgh area might be pretty good at it, too.
Data from surveys done for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Top Workplaces project last year found 79 percent of more than 6,000 employees surveyed agreed with the statement: “This company motivates me to give my very best at work.”
Digging a little deeper, the data showed an average of 83 percent of employees at the organizations that ranked high enough to be named a Top Workplace agreed with that statement.
And an average of 96 percent of workers at the top 10 percent of the ranked organizations gave a positive response, according to WorkplaceDynamics, a Philadelphia-based employee survey firm, has been working with the Post-Gazette for several years on the program.
Time is running out, but there are still a few more days to nominate a Pittsburgh-area organization to participate in the 2017 program, in which employees are surveyed on their jobs, their management and their benefits.
Useful information from the polling is shared for free with participating organizations.
The nomination deadline this year has been extended to March 24.
Any employee can submit a nomination at www.post-gazette.com/nominate. Nominations also can be made by phone at 412-428-8020.
Nominations are open to all employers, including nonprofits and government, that employ 50 people in the Greater Pittsburgh area. That includes Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland counties.
Top performers will be recognized in a special Post-Gazette publication in August.
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