Gayle Watson

About Gayle Watson

Gayle Watson, COO of People Ink, specializes in designing corporate enterprise-wide learning systems, corporate universities, and leadership development programs. Her passion is aligning values, leadership, human capital assets, and competency-based performance management to create high performing teams.

How do we engage the CEO in creating a values-based culture?

By Gayle Watson, People Ink. This is a question we are frequently asked. The short answer is, we need to make the business case and have a conversation about the value of culture.  Not only is managing culture the right thing to do, it is good for business. Measurable Performance Outcomes Today CEOs have more content available than ever before about the measurable performance outcomes resulting from efforts focused on culture. Data shows the impact … Continue reading →

How This Leader is Focusing on Values to Transform Workplace Culture

By Gayle Watson, People Ink. A great example of a leader who understands why a strong people culture is so important and how to go about building it. Dr. Williams shares the beginning of their journey in this video. It’s an exciting time to be at the UNT Health Science Center. Dr. Michael Williams, DO, MD, MBA and president of the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC), knows the power of a values-based … Continue reading →

Values-Based Recruiting at Community Coffee Company

The above video gives you a taste of the culture Community Coffee Company is building and we think they are doing a great job. By Gayle Watson, People Ink. I recently had the opportunity to look back at the progress made by one of our clients, Community Coffee Company. They began their culture transformation in 2012 with the help of People Ink. At that time, Community Coffee Company reviewed their core Values and developed a … Continue reading →

Why Workplace Culture Matters

Does anyone think their business culture is a competitive advantage? If not, why not? We typically hear about organizational culture in Human Resources circles or in the news when big headlines hit. But without an understanding of exactly how culture affects people and ultimately performance it’s easy to lose track of why a leader or a company might want to invest time and energy in developing it. If working on a company culture didn’t actually … Continue reading →

Quick tips to making things better at work

By Gayle Watson We often get questions about how to make things better at work or improve the company culture. This is a very broad question without knowing the specifics of each company’s situation. Often workplace culture journeys begin by conducting a culture assessment which gets into the details of your culture such as whether employees can even identify company values or not, but I’ll get into that in a later article. The simplest response … Continue reading →