What Makes a "Great Place to Work"? The Rules Have Changed

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What Makes a "Great Place to Work"? The Rules Have Changed
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Robin Hardman

Last month I attended the Great Place to Work Institute’s annual conference, and once again I was struck by how things have changed.

It is Bush’s firm belief that a company can’t be a great place to work unless everybody—everybody—experiences it as such, regardless of their job level, responsibilities, age, color, gender and sexual identity, education, years of service—you name it. In order to create a workplace like this, you need to look hard at your policies, programs and practices and make sure they are equitable. You need a culture infused—from bottom to top—with a sense of values and purpose. And you need leadership that is credible, communicative and respectful—leaders who listen.