What do great leaders do? Inspire Success.…which is the name for Inspirien’s Performance and Rewards program.
The goal of Inspire Success is to have a coaching culture that challenges Inspirien and its employees to achieve their full potential. Roughly 88% of Inspirien’s staff is remote or hybrid, but we have been able to remain engaged and effective through some very challenging times through collaboration and transparency. We believe every employee is a leader and want to share how that works in practice.
Our structure is unique since we do not have departments, but dynamic teams. We are all one Accountability Team for Inspirien to achieve strategy but break out into smaller teams to achieve the goals informed by that strategy. Our Key Activities Teams tie to our job functions, coaching teams rotate annually and are a cross-section of all employees who help each other in personal and professional development, and project teams form when needed as we strive to be in a state of continuous improvement.
Each week we come back together for our virtual Accountability Team Meetings (or ATMs as employees like to call them). We start the meetings with our Roll the Dice Fitness challenge. This gets us out of our seats and moving for a few minutes. Then we move to our Inspire Moment that allows employees to acknowledge the efforts of those in the organization that went above and beyond in the week. After that, each Key Activity team has an assigned week to present their challenges and accomplishments. We also get monthly updates on the financials and stay informed on activities happening that affect the organization. These are very informative meetings, and everyone tries to be creative in their presentation of the information.
Then twice a year, we come together for our Employee Summit. These are all employee in-person meetings to recognize efforts, engage in leadership development, connect with our teams and with our community. The goal is to align on current strategy and inform future strategy. The entire team got together last week for our mid-year Employee Summit. We met for a full day, enjoyed dinner together and spent the next morning donating our time to various charities around town.
I am so proud of the team for the accountability, acknowledgement, collaboration, excellence, integrity, inspiration, respect, stewardship, and trust exhibited over the time we spent together. This is a remarkable team, and I am honored to be a part of it.
Article contributed by Margaret Nekic, President and CEO for Inspirien.