26.0 Why It Works: Maryann Kerr on Workplace Culture


Have you ever wondered what really motivates people? Do your ever sense a disconnect between the values an organizational preaches and what they actually practice? In this rapidly changing marketplace, what constitutes a good employer, anyway?

In today's episode of "Why It Works," Maryann Kerr, CEO and principal consultant with the Medalist Group, reveals some of the hidden mechanisms behind why Workplace Culture works. We explore the complicated relationship between loyalty and values, how performance reviews can impact employee motivation, and what distinguishes the companies that are able to successfully create cultural change.

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Maryann Kerr is Chief Happiness Officer/CEO and principal consultant with the Medalist Group, a boutique organizational development and philanthropic firm she founded in 2016 with the mission to create well led, kinder, collaborative, inclusive workplaces. She is a true believer that the health and well-being of our workplace is directly correlated with the health and well-being of our employees.

With over 30 years in the philanthropic sector, Maryann has served multi-faceted local, provincial and national organizations in executive leadership as well as senior philanthropic positions. She currently sits as Past-Chair of the Board of Directors, Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto and as a Member on the Board of Directors for Next Gen Men.

Over the course of her career, Maryann has worked with outstanding teams of volunteers and staff to raise over $100 million for the social profit sector.

About the Medalist Group:

The Medalist Group is a boutique organizational development and philanthropic firm founded in 2016 by Maryann Kerr, a Chief Happiness Officer with a goal to co-create well-led, collaborative, inclusive workplaces where productivity/mission delivery and employee engagement is high, and turnover is low. The Medalist Group believes social change won’t happen unless sustainable movements and organizations exist to encourage and develop a healthier workplace for a healthier you.

Website - www.themedalistgroup.ca

Contact Info
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kerrmaryann/

Contact form:  https://www.themedalistgroup.ca/contact/


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