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Transforming Your Workplace Culture Through Continuous Improvement

Imagine leading a team that is highly multicultural or multigenerational. Or a team that is largely offline, remote, or working in diverse locations—perhaps where the opportunity for raises and promotions seem slim due to company structure or the economy, or where employees don’t feel inspired by the company’s underlying purpose or reason for being?

Is it possible to build a workplace culture where every employee feels inspired by and connected to the company’s purpose? Where each team member is actively working to improve the company because they feel a sense of belonging and feed off all the possibilities to make a difference that the company’s strategy represents?

It is, if you can build trust, provide opportunities to grow and develop skills, and empower employees to do great work and be successful in their own unique ways. It starts by aligning employees’ work to company goals and giving purpose to their work. Then make sure employees have a voice, empower them to lead the way, and encourage them to be innovative.

When companies take steps toward thriving workplace cultures, they see dramatic improvements in employee engagement, innovation, retention and business performance. Just ask Gary Peterson, Executive Vice President of Supply Chain and Production, at O.C. Tanner. He was able to transform a manufacturing workforce that struggled with engagement and collaboration into a culture where employees innovate, succeed, and celebrate together.

Join Gary as he shares best practices and strategies on using purpose and opportunity to create a great place to work.

During this free event, you’ll:

  • Learn how to provide employees with purpose and opportunities to grow and develop even when promotions and pay raises aren’t available
  • Gain best practices in empowering employees to innovate and do great work
  • See a case study and results of these efforts on employee engagement, retention, and innovation.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

O.C. Tanner Lower level Training Room
12301 Whitewater Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55343

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Breakfast and Networking
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM: Continuous Improvement with Gary Peterson
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM: Recognition Presentation with Kevin Ames
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM: Q & A


About the speaker:

As Executive Vice President of Supply Chain, Gary Peterson engages and empowers employees, leading O.C. Tanner’s manufacturing, buying, engineering, refining, and logistics teams. Gary has also delivered great work for clients as a leader in Market Research, Award Strategy, and Administration and Research teams. His greatest joy on the job comes from interacting with and inspiring his people. He holds an M.B.A. from Brigham Young University, and serves on the Executive Advisory Board for the Shingo Institute, and is a Shingo Examiner. His experience with Lean Enterprise sends him around the globe helping others improve their operations. O.C. Tanner has also received the AME Excellence Award, and Gary has been inducted into the AME Hall of Fame.



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