What Makes a Great Company Culture?

Defining a company’s culture can be challenging. Sometimes it’s easier to define what is not part of the workplace environment more so than what is. However, for an established organization like JK Moving Services, we’ve known what makes our corporate culture special for some time now, and recently, we were even recognized for it.

This week, JK Moving Services was awarded one of 50 coveted SmartCEO Corporate Culture Awards.  This program recognizes companies in Greater Washington, DC that exhibit exemplary, performance-driven cultures.

“For more than 30 years, we’ve worked to create an environment where employees could thrive and grow,” said Charles Kuhn, Founder, President and CEO, JK Moving Services. “After all, happy employees lead to happy customers, and that enables our continued expansion. Receiving the Corporate Culture Award is an honor and confirmation that JK Moving Services is an outstanding workplace in which to begin and develop a career.”

So how does a company win this honor? For JK, it was a combination of our programs, employee benefits, and unique workplace features:

  • Our Core Values set expectations for employees’ behavior and approach to work. In fact, employees are evaluated on how they display the Core Values with each other, customers, partners, and suppliers.
  • JK is also dedicated to continual training and personal and professional development to keep employees engaged. Our employees collaborate with the company’s Talent Development Director and their manager to develop a customized career path.
  • And we like to have fun, too! Our employees enjoy a variety of team-building, wellness, and staff recognition events, from group dinners to organized volunteer efforts in the community to on-site farmers markets.

SmartCEO created this award to raise awareness of the need for a healthy work environment. Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, President, SmartCEO Events, noted, “The leaders of the companies named to the inaugural Corporate Culture Awards have realized that running a company is more than head count and the bottom line. It’s about creating a place where creativity, energy, and ideas are cultivated.”

JK Moving Services is profiled in the November/December issue of SmartCEO magazine and was honored at an awards ceremony on Dec. 1, 2015 at the Fillmore Silver Spring.

2015 Corporate Culture Award
2015 Corporate Culture Award

Does all of this make JK sound like a great place to work?  Well, we think so.  Find out more on our Employment page.


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