Since 2009 Your Workplace has been honouring organizations that provide a positive work culture that fosters a thriving workforce with the Thrive Award. Subsequently, more YW Excellence Awards have been developed to recognize specific efforts and initiatives from the organization, and the people that work within to make work better.
All award winners will be announced at the YW Awards Ceremony and Reception held during the event: Imagine Your Workplace. In addition, they will be featured in a special article in the July/August issue of Your Workplace magazine, which will be posted to the yourworkplace.ca website, and shared with our community in our eNewsletter and through social media. Also, the list will be posted for one full year on our website, www.ywawards.ca with optional links to your coordinates.
You are doing great work and we want others to know. It takes a short time to nominate and the recognition lasts a lifetime!
You know you are a winner because these are the best practices you embrace
In healthy organizations, people feel free to express themselves without fear. Leaders engage in serious, candid, and supportive dialogue about critical issues with an emphasis on community conversation, not direction or manipulation.
When trust is present, we can relate to each other as confident and affirmed members of a workplace community. Without trust, relationships are fragile, fearful and uncertain.
Accurate, user-friendly record keeping is important to ground our perception of goals, but sometimes it’s hard to measure the important stuff. Winners carefully discern the measures to use, and remember to reward and recognize people.
Each of us is a unique bundle of gifts and vulnerabilities. Some things come easily; others require work and discipline. Winners share their own gifts and vulnerabilities non-defensively.
In thriving organizations, people don’t just collaborate, they form meaningful relationships together. This includes authentic laughter, an essential ingredient to bonding and reducing the stresses of the everyday workplace grind.
You believe in the work that you do, and are relentless in fulfilling the vision of what you believe. The people who work within your organization are important and you are committed to making a positive impact in their lives.
Manager of HR with the Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (Rising Star)
Manager of HR for Prophix Software (Top HR Manager)