What did it take for Transitions to win Gallup Great Workplace Award?


Transitions Optical, Inc. will receive the Gallup Great Workplace Award this week. Gallup has announced that Transitions Optical, Inc. will receive the Gallup Great Workplace Award because its employee engagement results demonstrate one of the most productive and engaged workforces in the world.

This is quite an achievement and we congratulate Transitions on winning. We also realize that it was difficult and asked ourselves the question “What did it take  for Transitions to win Gallup Workplace Award? “

The Gallup Great Workplace Award is based on the most rigorous workplace research ever conducted.  Companies are judged on multiple criteria, including response rates, overall engagement levels, and evidence of engagement impact on performance.  Applicants’ results are compared across Gallup’s renowned workplace research database composed of millions of work teams in more than 150 countries.  A panel of workplace experts evaluated the award-winning organizations.

We thought it would be interesting to see the list of winners and some of the criteria as it would be a good way to learn how to become better employers.

The criteria  included a best practices portfolio that includes:

  • a one-page description that explains how the organization has linked engagement to business outcomes
  • a strategic plan that highlights building engagement within the organization
  • two or three organization-wide best practice initiatives
  • 20 workgroup-level best practice action plans
  • one example of a tool, program, or process that has been created or used to increase or promote employee engagement within the organization

Other 2010 Gallup Workplace Award winners are:

  • ABC Supply Co., Inc (four-time winner)
  • Alexian Brothers Hospital Network (two-time winner)
  • ASB Bank (three-time winner)
  • Atlantica Hotels International (two-time winner)
  • Bharti Airtel Limited (three-time winner)
  • Bon Secours Richmond Health System
  • B&Q (four-time winner)
  • Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
  • Cable & Wireless Panama (two-time winner)
  • Campbell Soup Company (four-time winner)
  • Eisenhower Medical Center
  • HealthEast Care System
  • Hendrick Health System (four-time winner)
  • Indian Hotels Company Limited
  • Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
  • Novo Nordisk, Product Supply A/S
  • Parrish Medical Center
  • PNC Bank (two-time winner)
  • Self Regional Healthcare (three-time winner)
  • Sisters of Mercy Health Systems
  • Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong three-time winner; Kenya, Thailand, and Korea)
  • Stryker (four-time winner)
  • Vanguard Health Systems
  • Winegardner & Hammons, Inc. (four-time winner)

Congratulations Transitions!

Claire Goldsmith MidPage