City of Centennial Earns Fifth Consecutive Exceptional Workplace Award

Published on April 15, 2021

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The City of Centennial is honored to announce it has earned a spot on the 2021 Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award– continuing its consecutive streak as a five-time winner.

For over a decade, the prestigious Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award (formerly the Gallup Great Workplace Award) recognizes organizations’ achievement in cultivating a culture of engagement. Engaged employees are involved in, enthusiastic about, and dedicated to their work and workplace. They consistently generate creativity, innovation and growth, paving the path to performance excellence. According to Gallup, winners of this award place their people at the heart of their organizational strategy -- focusing on strengths and coaching talent to its full potential to achieve business results like never before – while steadily improving wellbeing across the globe.

“It is an honor to be named among the 39 organizations to receive the Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award and remain the sole local government globally to receive the award,” says Centennial City Manager Matt Sturgeon. “Engaged employees care about their work and raise the bar when considering work quality and performance -- I am continually inspired by the consistent support, hard work, and dedication Centennial City Staff provides to one another to help support the purpose of our City’s vision, mission, and goals. This prestigious award recognizes Centennial Staff’s continued passion for cultivating an exceptional workplace, which weaves into the outstanding service quality offered to the residents and businesses of Centennial.”

The 2021 Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award is awarded to organizations that have differentiated themselves by demonstrating how their workplace interventions drive a culture of engagement and business performance.

Each organization’s employee engagement is measured using Gallup’s Q12 employee engagement survey, which asks employees questions tied to their performance, commitment to their organization, and specific business metrics. The results are compared with Gallup's extensive database, including 35 million respondents and more than 3 million workgroups from 195 countries.

The City of Centennial employs approximately 70 people and remains the only local government to receive recognition for its standards of excellence. For more information and criteria on the Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award, please visit The Gallup website