NAPERVILLE, Ill., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its research into the new motivational concept of employee enrichment, The Forum: Business Results Through People (The Forum), affiliated with Northwestern University, recently conducted a study to identify the best practices of companies that encourage high levels of "Human Value Connection," a key component of employee enrichment. In its newest white paper, Finding the Human Value Connection through Mission and Community Involvement, the thought leadership organization zeroes in on three companies that exemplify the importance of mission and community involvement in cultivating relationships that improve employee performance.
"The importance of human relationships is just as important in the work environment as it is in personal life," says The Forum President Keith Fenhaus, who is also president of Hallmark Business Connections. "The Forum's research has found that close interpersonal relationships within an organization as well as those across the enterprise can have enormous benefits to both individuals and organizations."
"A well understood and powerful mission coupled with a strong commitment to community service are two of the 'indirect dimensions' that have emerged as significant contributors to relationship building within an organization," says The Forum Research Director Dr. Jennifer Rosenzweig.
Rosenzweig explained that friendships and other social ties that are strengthened by a strong sense of mission and involvement in company-endorsed community involvement can lead to higher employee satisfaction and better performance.
The white paper is based on The Forum study entitled, Employee Enrichment: an Approach to Leadership and Management that Serves Employees written by Dr. Frank Mulhern, associate dean of research at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and Deepti Saxena, also of Northwestern University. The white paper highlights the key components of employee enrichment and human value connection, establishing the concepts as central to a new strategic employee motivational approach that seeks to enhance employees' lives based on the expectation that the better a person's well-being, the better that person performs.
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The Forum: Business Results Through People (www.BusinessResultsThroughPeople.org), affiliated with Northwestern University, is an organization for thought leadership advocating the most effective way business leaders create and sustain organizational value is through partnership with people.
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