“For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack”.
I love this Rudyard Kipling quote. It fits so well in describing so many different scenarios. And it works perfectly when you are trying to get support and backing from others for an idea of yours. One effective strategy is to take your idea and help convince others to take authorship of it and thus make it their idea. So how can you do this? The video here is one successful example of that. This is a case study we produced at The Pulse Network with a client of ours, OC Tanner. This case study is focused on Mindi Cox (VP of People and Culture OC Tanner) and how she was able to get “Buy in From The Top” to improve MyWellness within her company. Like most organizations, OC Tanner has a long history of wellness programs within their company. But Mindi Cox decided she wanted to take the lead and make this one program (MyWellness) even better. Her plan to get this done was built on a foundation of collaboration. Very quickly, improving MyWellness became the idea of many. There’s that wolf and pack thing again.
Here are some key takeaways that helped Mindi make this successful:
- Collaborate early, often and continuously
- Have a plan
- Language. Know how and when to speak to decision makers
OC Tanner works with their clients to develop employee recognition and rewards programs that help companies appreciate people who do great work. Their fundamental belief is that the best way for companies to grow is to have programs and strategies in place that recognize great work. . I appreciate and enjoy working with OC Tanner mainly because they practice what they preach. They treat themselves like a client. They have a culture and work environment within their walls that recognizes and rewards their employees for great work. They have worked hard to build this culture and reinforce it. Whenever we spend time working with OC Tanner The Pulse Network learns and grows as a company.
Makes me feel strong, like a wolf!