KNOXVILLE, Tenn., March 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Studio Four Design, a top Knoxville architecture and design firm, has been recognized by Meredith Elliot Powell in her book "OWN IT: Redefining Responsibility." The book has recently been released to purchase on Amazon and focuses on employee engagement in an array of industries who share their advice on how to become an employee companies want to train and retain.
"Meridith and I met last year and quickly became engrossed in a conversation about how crucial it is to build a team and not just a payroll list of employees," said Stacy Cox, President and Director of Development at Studio Four Design. "When Meridith approached us about her new book, we were more than happy to share our unique culture and how we recognize employees who live up to our core values such as 'Go Beyond' and 'Invest Yourself'. This acknowledgment from Meridith shows why our company culture is engaging and valuable both from a client and an employee standpoint."
Powell is an award winning author, keynote speaker and business strategist. Her career expands over a variety of industries including finance, healthcare and banking. She is the author of four books, including Winning in The Trust & Value Economy – which was a finalist in the USA Best Book Awards. In addition, she has been voted as one of the top 15 Business Growth Experts to watch by Currency Fair.
"Businesses today tend to focus on just an employee's work performance and overlook other important aspects about them," said Powell. "Yes, work performance is important, but in order to encourage growth and high performance, a company must always give recognition to employees who display their core values. Studio Four maintains employment engagement through the culture of employee partnership and appreciation. It's important for other companies today to create a work environment that employees want to thrive in."
Studio Four Design is mentioned in chapter nine – Your Return on Investment in Powell's book. She prefaces her real world example of Studio Four Design's company culture by discussing the topic of "inspiring innovation". Her reference to the company's employee engagement and how that impacts its ability to innovate is that it "…is not something that you can dictate, not something that you can force; it is motivated by the culture you create, and is key to the ownership, engagement, and overall success of your organization."
For additional information about Meredith Elliot Powell, visit www.meridithelliottpowell.com.
To learn more about Studio Four Design and its excellent premiere design and architectural services, visit www.studiofourdesign.com.
About Studio Four Design Inc.
Since 2002, Studio Four Design has served as a premiere architectural and interior design firm to the Greater Knoxville Area. Their guiding principal is Design Matters and their goal is to go beyond expectations to provide design solutions that positively impact their client's lives and organizations. Their team has worked on a variety of projects over the last decade that includes: churches, educational facilities, restaurants, retail buildings, athletic venues and much more. Studio Four Design takes pride and dedication in all of their projects they serve. To find out more, call 865-523-5001 or visit www.studiofourdesign.com.
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