Employee engagement results in awards of distinction

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We’re in the winner’s circle again!

Dulye and Co. is proud to announce that collaborative work with valued client Rolls-Royce has yet again been singled out for excellence of achievement.

An employee engagement initiative, at the core of Dulye & Co.’s Spectator-Free Workplace™ methodology, resulted in Rolls-Royce Engine Services-Oakland’s facility to create its own multi-award garnering Winning Workplace.

It was announced Sept. 10 that the initiative is winner of a prestigious Silver Quill Award® from the Pacific Plains region of International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), culminating in an award presentation at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront.

This win comes on the heels of a coveted Gold Quill Award of Merit® which was awarded for the same collaborative initiative at the 2008 IABC International Conference and Exhibition in New York City in June. At that time this groundbreaking workplace reinvigoration by Rolls-Royce and L.M. Dulye & Co. was singled out from a global field of entries spanning over 45 countries.

What was so remarkable? Through the use of innovative cross-functional employee action teams Rolls-Royce drove business imperatives through employee engagement, communications, empowerment and innovation. The results? In less than 2 years, the Oakland facility showed impressive gains: 16 percent increase in operating income, 19 percent reduction in labor hours in one product line, and in one area an error reduction rate of 400 percent. Employee business and customer knowledge went up 70 percent and cross-functional knowledge jumped 50 percent. No small achievements.

Kristen Denney, Program Manager, Employee Engagement & Communications, and Linda Dulye will co-present on the topic of “Communications ‘Gold’ in Employee Action Teams: How Rolls-Royce Partnered with Front-Line Employees to Improve Communications” on Nov. 6 at IABC’s 2008 Employee Communication Conference at the Allerton Hotel in Chicago, Ill.



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