TELUS named in “Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2009”

canada10Another day, another piece of recognition for TELUS. This time its for being one of “Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2009″… and the only telecom company named.

Recruitment firm Waterstone Human Capital put the list together after doing a survey of 500 senior Canadian executives who were asked to nominate a Canadian organizations they most admires for having a “corporate culture that impacts performance”.

The top 10 in alphabetical order, are: Acklands-Grainger Inc., Aviva Insurance Company of Canada, Ceridian Canada Ltd., Corus Entertainment, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, GoodLife Fitness, Medavie Blue Cross, Starbucks Coffee Canada, Telus, Walmart Canada

From the study they found that 88% believe their current leadership has led to the evolution of their organization’s corporate culture. 82% said that “leading by example” is a key strategy used to align culture and 75% of executives said that cultural fit is more important than necessary skills.

Marty Parker, managing director of Waterstone Human Capital said “The reason these organizations are outperforming is because of phenomenal leadership and because of the commitment – from the top – to aligning corporate culture. These leaders are focused on behaviour. And behaviour drives results.”

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