Over the weekend, Star was named one of Oklahoma’s Top Workplaces. This is a big deal for many reasons, but it’s especially notable when considering Star has been in business in Oklahoma since 1927. That means the company pays attention to health and happiness, and adjusts when needed. Star wants to continue changing—for the better.
Being ranked in this particular Top Workplace list is also noteworthy, because it’s an honest list. Managers or marketers didn’t solely design it. The people who matter—the ones who immerse themselves into the work environment of Star every day—they were the ones that put their hand up to nominate Star. They love the company, and they wanted other people to know.
And so what makes Star so great? Well, each Star employee was asked to complete an anonymous survey containing 22 questions about how they feel about what they do, things like:
- Work/Life Balance
- Working Together Toward a Common Goal
- Value of the Company
- Appreciation for Your Work
- The Meaningfulness of Your Work
And in the end, something that may astonish you kept rearing its mighty head out of the survey. This thing was showing up again and again as the most important thing, not just to Star but all Oklahoma workers—and NO—it wasn’t money. What matters most to Oklahoma employees is working for a healthy organization, and that’s where Star earned a shiny score.
As described in The Oklahoman, being a healthy organization means more than just one thing. “Healthy organizations thrive on people who feel connected to their workplace through meaningful work and the belief their company is moving in the right direction…Employees among The Oklahoman’s Top Workplaces buy into where they’re going and how they are getting there.”
It’s an honor to be named an Oklahoma Top Workplace. Star cares on all levels, and it shows.