Tucson, Ariz. -- The Planetary Science Institute has been honored with the 2014 When Work Works Award for its use of effective strategies to increase employee success and grow the business.
PSI was the only Tucson business to win the award, and was ranked 20th nationwide. There were 13 Arizona winners and 284 nationwide.
“This recognizes PSI’s culture of openness and high level of mutual support that helps our scientists succeed while allowing the Institute to continue to grow both employee numbers and revenue,” said PSI’s Director Mark Sykes. “PSI’s workplace flexibility allows us to support the efforts of our scientists based across the United States.”
The award, formerly known as the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility, is part of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management, and recognizes employers of all types and sizes across the country.
The award is based on a rigorous assessment of six ingredients of an effective workplace: opportunities for learning; a culture of trust; work-life fit; supervisor support for work success; autonomy; and satisfaction with earnings, benefits and opportunities for advancement.
“The When Work Works Award recognizes organizations that foster a culture of workplace flexibility and effectiveness, which gives them a competitive advantage. Their practices set them apart from other organizations,” said Lisa Horn, director of the Society for Human Resource Management’s Workplace Flexibility Initiative.