New Leadership White Paper: Are Best Places to Work Worth the Effort?

Glendora, Calif. / October 4, 2010 — The best places to work have unique competitive approaches and internal cultures, but they share one important characteristic: trust.

That simple truth lies at the center of Creating a Best Place to Work: Is it Really Worth the Effort? the newest white paper from The Glowan Consulting Group, a leadership development and executive coaching firm. The complimentary article explains the qualities of superior companies and the benefits they enjoy: greater profitability, improved productivity, and the ability to keep the best talent available.

“Ironically, many leaders are put off by the term `best place to work,'” said Kevin W. Grossman, principal and senior business consultant for Glowan. “They think it sounds like an organization where employees kick back and work without much effort, or a company that offers top-tier wages and benefits—and that couldn’t be further from the truth.”

In fact, the article maintains that organizations in assorted “best of” lists are among the most successful businesses in their sectors, with revenues and market positions that can only be won by superior performance. Earning a spot on the list means these organizations have scored well in terms of management trust, credibility and communication, as well as employees’ job satisfaction, dedication and camaraderie.

Other topics covered by the paper include:

– Essential characteristics of best workplaces
– A leader’s role in creating a best workplace
– Making the business case: bottom-line benefits
– Nine key elements of excellence

Trust among co-workers is a special hallmark, but even more crucial is the trust between employees and their managers, according to Glowan Principal John Anderson.

“By building superior levels of trust, managers get the very best efforts from their people—bolder ideas and creativity, better quality, increased productivity, and greater dedication to the team,” said Anderson. “They also attract and retain the very best talent the market has to offer. Trust breeds pride and enthusiasm among employees. When that happens, they’re eager to give you their all.”

The paper is available to download at:

About Glowan
The Glowan Consulting Group is in the business of transforming individuals and organizations utilizing its L3 leadership development and executive coaching activities. Our network of experienced business professionals are skilled not only in all facets of developing leaders and managers, but also in operating businesses and preparing organizations to gain competitive advantage in the rapidly changing global environment.

Media Contacts:
Kevin Grossman
Glowan Consulting Group
kgrossman (at)

Elrond Lawrence
Fisher Vista for Glowan Consulting
elawrence (at)


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