Creating high-trust cultures

What can we learn from Belgium’s Best Workplaces™ when it comes to people practices?

Organisations are reinventing themselves to keep pace with the challenges of this fluid, unpredictable world. Both local and global markets are transforming continuously, and new digital technologies and business models are causing a significant level of disruption. Enterprises are being forced to rethink their existing structures and to continuously improve themselves.

The world may be changing faster than we are – but companies that invest in creating a great place to work for all are not only keeping up, they’re moving ahead. Best Workplaces™ excel at creating added value with their people practices. They go beyond what is expected to achieve their organisational objectives. As a result, they create opportunities for building strong relationships of trust.

By analysing the data of Belgium’s Best Workplaces™, we have identified 7 key areas that are of great importance when defining people programmes today:

  • Collaborative innovation
  • Agility
  • Continuous learning
  • Aligned people strategy
  • Meaningfulness
  • Authentic communication
  • Employee well-being

In the paper ‘Creating high-trust cultures’, we examine each of these areas, looking into the current trends and analysing the differences between Best Workplaces™ and other organisations. How do they deal with areas of attention? And what can we learn from this?

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In 2019, in Belgium, we organised the 17th edition of the Great Place to Work® research. During this edition, our research reached around 48,000 employees. 44 Belgian companies have been recognised for their people strategy: 24 of them received the Great Place to Work® certificate, and 20 organisations have been recognised as being Belgium’s Best Workplaces™ for 2019. 

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Equis Association of MBAs AACSB Financial Times