Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) has been officially recognised for its commitment to creating an exceptional workplace culture, from one of the world’s top business management firms.

SCA has received its first-ever award for cultural transformation and sustainability from industry leader Human Synergistics Australia. The Culture Transformation and Achievement Awards recognise organisations that have created a constructive culture or sustained a constructive culture using the Organisational Culture Inventory® (OCI), the world’s most widely used tool for measuring organisational culture. 

 SCA has been measuring employee engagement for more than 15 years and decided to take a deeper look at its culture in 2016. The media company has recorded a high score for its employee engagement for the past three years, reflecting its dedication to fostering a first-class working environment. 

 SCA CEO, Grant Blackley, said: “SCA believes collaboration and work culture help to create a successful business, where people can be at their best. Attracting, developing and retaining talented people gives us a real point of difference to our audiences and our advertising partners. Maintaining a constructive culture takes leadership and a commitment from our people; sustaining a positive workplace culture is one of our key strategic focuses.”

Human Synergistics General Manager, David Byrum, said: “SCA has clearly created an environment where its people feel supported, engaged and valued and are looking to make a difference for their audiences and partners. Workplace culture drives engagement, innovation and performance and is critical to sustainable business success. SCA’s ability to maintain its strong culture was key to this award recognition.”

Among a range of ongoing staff initiatives, SCA this month launched its first 'Mindfulness Month', dedicated to providing employees with practical wellness strategies.

“SCA has partnered with VisionScope life coach Tammi Kirkness to provide our people with weekly mindfulness videos and fact sheets on self-care, well-being, stress management and meditation,” Mr Blackley said.