SEATTLE (January 7, 2015) – The workplace underwent significant changes in 2014, with a shift towards eliminating “old school” management practices, embracing more open work environments and increasing in flexibility on the job. As predicted at the start of the year by Fierce, Inc., leadership development and training experts, these changes have included less hierarchical titles across organizations, more flexibility beyond the standard 8-5 work hours, and a drop in the traditional performance review process.
As trainers and consultants to organizations ranging from Fortune-level business to startups and non-profits around the globe, Fierce, Inc. has seen their clients, CEOs and company leaders, take an inherent focus on people much more than in previous years. While significant changes occurred in 2014, Fierce predicts 2015 will prove to be even more groundbreaking.
“As organizations across the globe continue to shift to a workplace that focuses less on outdated best practices and more on people, not only are the employees going to benefit, but the entire company will” said Halley Bock, President and CEO of Fierce, Inc. “ We’ve seen for years through working with companies of all scopes that a “one size fits all” model is ineffective, especially with today’s millennials.” We encourage leaders to engage in conversations from the top down, as communication continues to be the cornerstone of a healthy and productive workplace. Our clients who have embraced these conversations are seeing incredible results, from happy employees to an increase in the bottom line.
Based on the organization’s vast data and experience with organizations. Fierce, Inc. predictions for 2015 include:
Fierce, Inc. is an award-winning leadership development and training company that drives results for business and education by improving workplace communication. Fierce creates authentic, energizing, and rewarding connections with colleagues and customers through skillful conversations that lead to successful outcomes and measurable ROI. Tailored to any organization, Fierce principles and methods translate across the globe, ensure individual and collective success, and develop skills that are practical, easy-to-learn and can be applied immediately. Fierce’s programs have been successfully implemented at blue-chip companies, non-profits, and educational organizations worldwide, including Ernst & Young, Starbucks, Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola, CARE, and Crate & Barrel. Fierce has received numerous industry and business accolades. The company has been honored as an Inc. 500|5000 company four times, in 2011 was named to TrainingIndustry.com’s “Companies to Watch” list, and in 2011, 2012, and 2013 selected to Seattle Business magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in Washington lists.