The 2014 Team Clock “Thank You” List

Published: November 24, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving! Chances are you made the 2014 Team Clock “Thank You” list. This year’s list is populated by colleagues of all shapes and sizes. Click below to see your contribution to our partnership.

You Performed a “Person-ectomy”
Having assessed your organization for any remnants of actively disengaged employees, you eradicated the few remaining toxic elements of your workplace by setting the poison people free to go put someone else out of business.

You Modeled Accountability
Having clarified your organization’s philosophy, mission, values, and vision, you leveraged these standards as behavioral guideposts in every interaction.

You Lead a Cultural Transformation
Having anticipated the changes ahead in your industry, you challenged your leadership to reboot the strategic direction of the organization to increase the chances of thriving in the new economy.

You Embraced a Diagnosis and Treatment Plan
Having discovered that new problems require creative solutions, you invited a reassessment of your team’s talent and capacity to empower innovation.

You Confronted a Bully
Having grown tired of responding to fear, you sacrificed safety and security to challenge the dysfunction of the status quo.

You Ignited a Succession Plan
Having developed a deep pool of diverse talent on the team, you invested in coaching to shepherd their leadership trajectories and ensure the healthy evolution of the organization beyond your lifespan.

The Team Clock Institute is grateful for all of our courageous clients and partners.

Photo of Steve Ritter, the co-founder of The Center for Team Excellence

Steve Ritter

Steve Ritter is an internationally recognized expert on team dynamics whose clients include Fortune 500 companies, professional sports teams, and many educational organizations. He is on the faculty of the Center for Professional Excellence at Elmhurst College where he earned the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Steve is the former Senior Vice President, Director of Human Resources at Leaders Bank, named the #1 Best Place to Work in Illinois in 2006 and winner of the American Psychological Association's Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award in 2010. Steve provides ongoing workplace culture consultation to many thriving companies including Kraft Foods, Advocate Health Care, Kellogg's, the Chicago White Sox, AthletiCo, and Northwestern Mutual Financial Network.