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Tasty Catering Demonstrates Links Between Culture and Performance with Culture Assessment

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Elk Grove Village, IL – Never resting on its laurels, highly awarded Chicago area corporate catering and events planning company Tasty Catering has just completed a comprehensive assessment to measure its organizational culture. Third party PAS International, Inc. administered the assessment for the company using the Organizational Culture Inventory® (OCI®) and the Organizational Effectiveness Inventory® (OEI®).

“It’s extremely rare to see such a strong match up of ideal and current operating culture, especially for both employee and leadership segments in an organization,” said John Blattner, Ph.D., President and CEO at PAS International, Inc. “The results of this assessment, normed against more than a thousand other organizations, validate Tasty Catering’s healthy, high performing work environment,” added John.

“Our culture-based leadership model and financial transparency implemented through the Great Game of Business are examples of workplace practices that enable high employee involvement, growth, development and recognition,” said Tom Walter, Chief Culture Officer, Tasty Catering.”

The company’s culture efforts continue to pay off. In addition to high staff morale, the business showed a 14 percent rise in sales and a 117 percent increase in profits last year.

“While we are pleased with the results, we recognize the importance of sustainability and continuous improvement,” said Tom. “We are taking a closer look at the assessment results to identify the best ways to maintain our strong culture and performance link.”

“Quantifying and managing organizational culture is critical to bringing an organization’s values “to life,” supporting the implementation of its strategies, and promoting adaptation, goal attainment, and sustainability,” said John Blattner, Ph.D., President and CEO at PAS International, Inc.

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About Tasty Catering
Tasty Catering is a suburban Chicago-based catering and event planning services company that has been exceeding customers’ needs for more than twenty years. Services span a large variety of events and occasions from meetings, conferences, employee appreciation events and outdoor picnics to holiday parties, birthdays, milestone celebrations and weddings. Tasty Catering’s many satisfied customers include Abbott, American Airlines, Colgate, CDW, Harris Bank, Mortenson Construction, Navistar, Sherman Hospital and the University of Chicago.

Tasty Catering, 2013 Daily Herald’s Readers’ Choice Award for Best Caterer, 2010 Achievement in Catering Excellence (ACE) award winner, 2010 Governor’s Sustainability award winner, and 2009 Better Business Bureau Torch Award Winner for Marketplace Ethics, is the “go-to” caterer for the Chicago-area. The company is part of the elite group Leading Caterers in America (LCA), has received numerous NICE Awards and has been recognized as a 2012 Workforce Chicago Award Winner, Psychologically Healthy Workplace (2012-2014), a Crain’s Chicago Business Best Place to Work (2010-2013), a Best Place to Work in Illinois for six consecutive years (2007-2012), and is a Best and Brightest Winning Company (2009, 2010, 2012).

Tasty Catering is part of 80-Nine Holdings, which also includes the Great Game of Business Chicago, It’s My Company Too!, nuphoriq, That’s Caring, The Thought Board and Touhy Capital.


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