The purpose of the competition is to promote employers from the Podlaskie Voivodeship who invest in the development of their employees’ competencies, who are oriented towards knowledge management and who are distinguished by, among other things, a flexible organizational structure, personal strategy, organizational culture stimulating pro-developmental behaviors, who realize investments aimed at increasing the effectiveness of their organization, while stimulating learning among their employees and business partners. This year’s edition turned out to be exceptional in many aspects, among others one of the criteria was the orientation towards organizational learning in times of pandemics. The organizer also provided a cash prize for the winners of the competition for taking the first place.
The last 2 years have proven to be a real test for companies, a test of leadership competence for leaders, and a test of finding themselves in a new reality for employees. Distinguishing us in the competition is a confirmation of passing the exam with flying colors. Such an assessment would not be possible without the simultaneous involvement of all employees and owners.
Looking for ways to meet the challenges, among other things, we took advantage of available forms of support. It certainly helped us to look at the reality in an optimistic way. With hope and courage we have improved processes by introducing new forms of communication, supporting internal relations and, above all, improving the effectiveness of on-line training. By taking action to promote a healthy lifestyle among our employees and their families, we aimed to support the balance between professional and personal life. We also gave high priority to stress reduction activities by offering internal stress management training.
Following the words: “A person can be shown the possibilities, but it is impossible to learn for him” at the same time we show our employees the ways of development and are constantly looking for new forms of motivation. It is a challenge for employers to persistently build engagement which, despite growing stress, allows to look optimistically in the same direction.
Referring to recent studies, as much as 80% of our society is currently struggling with the effects of stress and professional burnout. Unfortunately, the problem is already affecting young people in the age of 25-35 years, thus building organizational potential is not easy. It requires high awareness, commitment of the entire staff and acceptance of the changes introduced.
Therefore, thanks to teamwork and mutual understanding, we continue to improve our organization, as evidenced by this award, which gives us even more motivation to continue.