FED Global Thought Leadership 2018

Creating a Culture of Great Work

Fully 80 percent of executives rate employee experience as an important issue they need to tackle. Workplace culture is a trending topic everywhere. This culture-chasing trend has led to waves of new initiatives from office space redesign to wellness programs, and perks from on-site massages to sushi hour. These days, it seems everybody wants to keep up with Google, Apple and other trendy corporate cultures. But can you really create a successful corporate culture by copying someone else’s? Which cultural traits will make your company a magnet for top talent? Inspire people to achieve? Make them want to stay? In this session, Kathy Langlois will explore the six fundamental aspects of creating a magnetic culture that inspires people to deliver great work.

Kathy Langlois, Managing Director, O.C. Tanner

Kathy is a culture strategist, recognition expert, and highly skilled communicator. In her role as a Managing Director for the O.C. Tanner Recognition Company, she has consulted many Fortune 500 clients throughout North America on recognition best practices. She earned her degree in Radio/TV communication from the University of Missouri and is a Certified Recognition Professional through Recognition Professionals International. Her career journey led her through the hospitality, publishing, healthcare, staffing and marketing industries before settling on her passion for helping companies build high-performing work cultures. When not teaching businesses how to say thank you, Kathy spends time with her husband, daughter and son on various sporting fields in the western suburbs of Chicago.