P&G Earns Strong Rankings For Leadership, Reputation

#2 ‘Best Companies for Leadership’, #10 on ‘America’s Most Reputable Companies’
Thursday, May 3, 2012 2:07 pm EDT

Within the past month, P&G has earned a spot in the top 10 on two separate lists that recognize companies for their ability to foster innovation, nurture talent and earn consumers’ trust and admiration. 

This week, the Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, released its seventh annual Best Companies for Leadership Study and Top 20 list. P&G finished second on the list for the second year in a row. Just last month, we earned the #10 spot on the Forbes/Reputation Institute list of America’s Most Reputable Companies, up from a #20 ranking a year earlier.

Hay Group ‘Best Companies for Leadership’

The Hay Group study ranks the best companies for leadership around the globe and examines how those companies nurture talent and foster innovation in their ranks. General Electric topped the list, followed by P&G, IBM, Microsoft and Coca-Cola.

According to the study, the Best Companies for Leadership create workplace environments and processes that enable innovation to thrive. All of the Top 20 companies reported that their leaders regularly celebrate innovation, compared to just 49 percent of other companies. In addition, 90 percent of the Top 20 companies reported that if individuals have an excellent idea, they can bypass the chain of command without the threat of negative consequences, compared to only 63 percent of other companies.

Hay Group has researched the Best Companies for Leadership since 2005, and each year, P&G has earned one of the top four spots on the list.

This year's survey includes responses from nearly 7,000 individuals at more than 2,300 organizations worldwide. The survey was based on the organization's response to an online questionnaire and peer nominations.

Forbes/Reputation Institute ‘America’s Most Reputable Companies’ List

This Reputation Institute study measured consumers’ perceptions of those companies among the 150 largest in the U.S. that they were “somewhat” or “very” familiar with. Each company earned a score, representing an average measure of people’s feelings – or reputation – for a company. The scores were derived from four emotional indicators: trust, esteem, admiration and good feeling.

Reputation Institute then analyzed what it calls the seven dimensions of corporate reputation. That’s where it found that perceptions of the enterprise (workplace, governance, citizenship, financial performance and leadership) trumped product perceptions (products and services plus innovation) in driving behaviors.


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