Press Release (ePRNews.com) - HOUSTON - Mar 21, 2019 - CUTV News today announced Melissa Porterfield of Silk Mountain is featured in an exclusive, one-on-one interview with host Jim Masters.
If key employees are leaving and engagement numbers are falling, there’s a good chance an organization has a culture issue. It’s easy to put culture on the back burner and there is no shortage of organizations that need help in this area.
Melissa Porterfield is the founder of Silk Mountain, a boutique consultancy firm that focuses on aligning organizations with a healthy company culture that propels them forward in a positive way. Silk Mountain helps startups and mid-sized companies clarify their vision, mission and values to build healthy and sustainable organizations.
“I want to improve the lives of employees by helping companies create environments where people thrive and grow, which I believe will change the world, even if it’s just in some small way,” says Porterfield.
With 20 years of corporate human resource experience, Porterfield knows firsthand how critical an organization’s people are to its success.
“My experience has given me a really interesting vantage point into company culture. I’ve always been in the guts of the companies I’ve worked for and I’ve seen a lot of cultures over the years. Some of them have been good and some of them haven’t been, and I’ve seen the workings behind why that is. I wanted to take that experience and specifically focus on company culture, and work with leadership teams on designing successful cultures and help existing companies transform a culture that maybe hasn’t been serving them terribly well.”
According to recent research, up to 70 percent of employees in the average workplace are disengaged. And of those 70 percent, 51 percent are looking for a new job on the company dime, which leaves the remaining 30 percent carrying the entire load. Not a winning scenario for any company. Porterfield says this can be a result of leadership teams that are misaligned.
“If leaders are vulnerable with each other, they are likely to be on the same page. If there’s any dysfunction, it’s going to trickle down to the employees,” says Porterfield. “One of the most important things a great leader can have is influence. If they know how to engage with people, how to listen, how to take other people’s ideas, they’re helping others to be successful. That’s leadership.”
For more information on Silk Mountain, visit www.silkmtn.com.