COE Awarded the 2014 Alfred P. Sloan When Work Works Award

COE has been honored with the 2014 When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success.

Rockville, Md. (December 18, 2014) - This prestigious award, part of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), recognizes employers of all sizes and types in the [region or state] and across the country.

The award is the result of a rigorous assessment. Worksites must first qualify in the top 20% of the country based on a nationally representative sample of employers. Two-thirds of the evaluation of applicants comes from an employee survey. Applicants are evaluated on six research-based ingredients of an effective workplace: opportunities for learning; a culture of trust; work-life fit; supervisor support for work success; autonomy; and satisfaction with earnings, benefits and opportunities for advancement - all factors associated with employee health, well-being, and engagement.

"These employers are making work work in innovative and inspiring ways and set an example for employers both nationally and internationally," said Ellen Galinsky, president of Families and Work Institute. 

"The When Work Works Award recognizes organizations that foster a culture of workplace flexibility and effectiveness, which gives them a competitive advantage. Their practices set them apart from other organizations," said Lisa Horn, director of SHRM's Workplace Flexibility Initiative.

For a list of winners check out this interactive map, which includes winning organizations by state: http://www.whenworkworks.org/be-effective/2014-when-work-works-award-winners-state-by-state

When Work Works is a national project that shares research results on what makes an effective and flexible workplace with the business community. 

For more information about the When Work Works initiative and the When Work Works Award (formerly known as the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility) visit www.whenworkworks.org.

About COE

For over 30 years, The Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc. (COE) has been a trusted partner in helping to transform our clients' organizations and programs so they may efficiently and effectively accomplish their mission. We help our clients achieve meaningful and measurable outcomes through strategy, development, and implementation services in the areas of organizational effectiveness, human capital and technology solutions. Headquartered in the Washington DC area, we offer organizational effectiveness, performance management, strategic human capital consulting, technology consulting solutions for program management and governance, systems development and integration, as well as data warehousing and business intelligence.