Since 1986 our principals have pioneered the flexible and inclusive workplace practices that engage employees and fuel business innovation. We partnered with our best practice clients to integrate women into previously hostile environments; to unleash the power of telework and fully remote work; and to secure knowledge transfer and systematic mentoring through thoughtfully designed phased retirement initiatives.
As companies the world over scramble to understand and integrate the enormous disruption and potential of near-universal work from home and the intense talent challenges looming after COVID-19, we possess the knowledge, experience, analytic skills and design acumen to create the mutually respectful cultures that will mark the business winners in the years ahead. We focus on three domains.
An Update: Sloan Management Review
These priorities have not diminished, and in fact have only intensified in the wake of the pandemic. According to a September, 2021 study by Donald Sull and Charles Sull in MIT Sloan Management Review, the most crucial factor in a positive employee experience is that leaders, managers, and peers treat employees with respect. The study points out:
“…the single best predictor of a company’s culture score is whether employees feel respected at work. Respect is not only the most important factor; it stands head and shoulders above other cultural elements in terms of its importance. Respect is nearly 18 times as important as the typical feature in our model in predicting a company’s overall culture rating.”
Your phased retirement expertise helped more than you might realize. Our enrollment is very high and we continue to get great feedback. Your support was critical.
We continue to be pleased with the thoroughness and attention to detail you delivered on all of our “Freedom to Work” program design and materials. We haven’t run into any big issues we hadn’t anticipated.
I have attended a lot of training here focusing on bias awareness, communication, etc. The Mutual Respect process goes far beyond those with a focus on confronting and overriding bad habits.
Rupert & Company has been co-creator and co-champion of our innovative Managing through Cancer initiative. Working with our diverse membership and user base, they consistently overcame challenges in ways that served everyone. We all won.
Rupert’s web-based tools are a wonderful platform for making decisions and training users. Their business-based view of flexibility’s role in engaging talent and enhancing productivity enabled our senior leadership to buy in to our Flexibility Initiative.
Rupert & Company has worked with Sodexo for several years, helping us design and implement highly strategic and effective formal Flexible Work Arrangements as well as a consistent approach to informal flexibility.
The Mutual Respect process has opened up the dialogue between very diverse management & staff, greatly increasing our ability to work together across our many differences. Patient flow, staff satisfaction and patient and family feedback are greatly improved.