Work Effects to Present at 2011 Minnesota SHRM State Conference Event

Work Effects will be participating in the upcoming SHRM State Conference in St. Cloud, Minnesota, October 2-4, 2011. This annual event expects over 650 human resource professionals to be in attendance to hear more than three dozen speakers and presenters on topics ranging from strategic human resources, recruitment and leadership to wellness, work-life balance and the future of human resources.

Michael Stewart, president of Work Effects and Jason Bernick, director of corporate affairs for Bernick’s, a St. Cloud-based beverage distributor, will be jointly presenting “Building a Way to Benchmark Organizational Culture through a Trust & Capacity Survey”. This 75-minute presentation will highlight how Bernick’s, which has grown dramatically over the last decade through market expansion and acquisitions, utilized the Trust & CapacityTM survey to assess their corporate culture and make strategic decisions based on the results.

According to Stewart, “we are excited to participate in this year’s SHRM State Conference and are looking forward to sharing our experience with human resource professionals across Minnesota. The Trust & Capacity survey is a great tool that helps organizations gain insight into their culture and we appreciate the willingness of Bernick’s management to share its experience with industry professionals.”

The presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 11:15am – 12:30pm and will include a discussion of the value of organizational culture assessments, how the Trust & Capacity works and an overview of how Bernick’s puts the information to use.

Review the Bernick's Case Study HERE.

About Work Effects
Work Effects, located in downtown Minneapolis, is a consulting firm with over twenty years of experience.  It helps clients deliver strategic results by developing more trusted leaders and organizations through training, coaching, and assessment programs.  With innovative solutions in the areas of leadership development, culture management, and performance management, Work Effects has become an industry leader in building trust from the inside out.  The company consults with clients using its modular solutions such as Revolution 360TM which assesses a leader's transformational capabilities, the Trust & CapacityTM survey which identifies the root culture drivers of an organization,  Performance Sum TM which measures and tracks individual and organizational performance, and Conflict Lens TM which identifies constructive outcomes to conflict in the work-place.  Work Effects works with clients ranging from mid-cap to Fortune 100 companies. 

About Bernick’s
Bernick’s, a beverage and vending distributor based in St. Cloud, Minnesota, services more than 10,000 accounts and 1 million customers in both Minnesota and Wisconsin through a fleet of over 400 vehicles.  The company was founded in 1916 as Granite City Bottling Works and has grown to distribute Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper, and 7-Up soft drinks, Pabst, Miller, and Grain Belt beers, imports like Heineken, Corona and Red Stripe, waters like Aquafina, Klarbrunn and La Croix, a large number of independent vinters as well as Lipton teas and energy drinks.  Bernick’s employs over 550 employees in six facilities.

About Trust & Capacity
Work Effects developed the Trust & CapacityTM survey, a assessment model centered on trust as the core driver to workforce capacity and stakeholder success (It was created to gain insight into what employees are thinking and unlock the people barriers to achieving business objectives.

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