Fortune has published its annual “The 100 Best Companies To Work For” (Milton Moskowitz and Robert Levering, March 15, 2015, pp. 97–154). In addition to this momentous list, Fortune includes a powerful challenge. It is a challenge that every worker can embrace:
“Think about taking an idea back to your workplace. If enough employees insist that their companies emulate the 100 Best Companies, the winners will be the companies and the people who work there. Our list is proof that it can be done.” (p. 143)
That is a valid point! The fact that we have this list proves it. We can learn so much from the companies on this list. However, what is better than just learning is taking action.
The same great ideas that these 100 companies have been implementing can be implemented in other workplaces. Don’t let just these 100 companies have all the fun. Research this list and find an idea that will fly with your employer. Sometimes, the best changes start at the grassroots.