Posted on October 19, 2023
My thanks to all of you who have contributed invaluable insights for our “Belonging” initiative by completing questionnaires and participating in a series of “Why” sessions, giving us a more accurate picture of what is going on in the workplace from our team members’ perspective.
Our project partner, Dr. Martin N. Davidson, has issued his final report from these findings to highlight what we are doing well, and to identify those things our team members perceive we can do better.
I’d like to use this blog to briefly address the five areas cited that require further discussion and ways to improve.
It’s important for all our team members to know that we are taking this feedback to heart. It’s not a “check-off-the-box” and move on exercise. My challenge will be to work with our leadership team and directors to take what we’ve learned, continue to listen to team members and develop a successful “Culture Solution” around each issue to create and sustain a dynamic workplace at Penn-Mar.
Only then can we hope to create a consistency in our culture designed to respect and support team members, helping them to be successful in their job — regardless of where they work or whom they work for — and providing a place where they can live their best life that gives them a true sense of “Belonging.”