The Journal Record and Best Companies Group has honored Stinnett & Associates, a professional advisory firm, as one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Oklahoma.

This highly-coveted award honors Oklahoma businesses and organizations excelling in creating quality workplaces. Companies are selected based on their workplace policies, practices and demographics as well as confidential employee survey responses.

“Making Stinnett a best place to work is a top priority for our firm,” said Managing Director Melinda Stinnett. “Team members want an organization whose mission and culture reflect and reinforce their own values. Our success is based on creating a culture that is centered on trust and teamwork, and we are committed to cultivating an empowering, innovative and supportive workplace.”

Stinnett has six core values that are rooted in how exceptional customer service is delivered to clients: professionalism, integrity, employee synergy, client service, entrepreneurial spirit and stewardship.

In 2014, Stinnett began an intentional employee-led journey through a two-year Appreciative Inquiry (AI) process to define its internal employee culture and released six guiding principles which drive how team members treat each other and operate. Appreciative Inquiry is an approach that focuses on identifying what is working well and then doing more of it.

Stinnett’s Culture Committee also launched in 2014 to ensure the firm’s culture reflects what all employees value. This is achieved through the continuation of building and communicating the core values and guiding principles in innovative ways that ignite team culture, fuel success and increase talent retention.

In 2018, Stinnett’s Culture Committee explored why employees are inspired and motivated to work at the firm. Stinnett’s common theme was unveiled in the spring of 2019 and summed up in two words: Care Greatly.