Lindsey S., Corporate Communications[/caption] One of the perks of having been on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work for list is the opportunity to meet with other great places to work. Two of our Corporate Communications Colleagues recently attended the Executive Strategy Network conference hosted by the Great Place to Work Institute, which focused on great companies sharing best practices with each other. “Along with sharing best practices, the conference also provided attendees the opportunity to discuss challenges and brainstorm ways to overcome them,” shared Lindsey Sparks, Sr. PR specialist. “It was interesting that many of the companies had similar challenges, even though we all came from different industries, company sizes and geographic locations. The attendees were all focused on solving these challenges and providing a great work environment for their employees.” The conference provided numerous opportunities to share with each other in addition to attending presentations and keynote speaker Dan Heath, author of Switch, Made to Stick and Decisive. “We’re currently in the process of updating our performance review process and I was able to talk with several others about their process and what their employees like and don’t like about them. I also enjoyed learning about change management strategies from Dan Heath, and will be able to use those immediately in some of the projects I’m working on,” shared Lindsey. “It was also nice to get positive feedback about some of our current initiatives, including having someone from a tech company comment on how we’re using some cutting edge communication strategies to reach our Colleagues.” Having the opportunity to send our Colleagues to conferences like these helps us learn what we can continue doing and look to do in the future to remain a great place to work for our Colleagues. Let us know what you think makes a great place to work by commenting!