Do you want to have an organization where employees want to show up to work? Do you want to have great leaders in place to manage your team? Do you want to have great employee experience that draws in the best talent and keeps them there? Then here are three things you should stop doing today.
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My guest this week is Wade Foster, Co-founder and CEO of Zapier, a company that helps users connect multiple apps together to automate tasks. Zapier has a team of around 200 remote employees located all over the world and in today’s discussion you will hear how Wade leads a 100% remote team and everything that goes along with that–how they create a corporate culture, how they communicate and collaborate, how they handle benefits and perks and much more.
Most organizations have core values like trust, collaboration, integrity, innovation, etc…But just putting those words on your website or the walls of your organization or the pages of your handbook is not enough. Your values have to come to life and show up in everyday life inside of your organization.
Fairness means free from bias, dishonesty, or injustice. This isn’t an easy thing to do because as humans we all have subjective ways of perceiving people, things, and situations. If an organization is biased, dishonest, and plagued with injustice, then why on earth would anyone want to work there? Employees want to feel valued for their contributions and know that their hard work will get them noticed. Instead of relying on connections and bias, companies with cultures that value employees work to create a fair and inclusive environment.
Kenny McDonald is the President and Chief Economic Officer of Columbus 2020, an economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus, Ohio region. This initiative was started back in 2010 by a team of more than 20 economic development experts who wanted to actively do something to improve their area after the ‘07-’08 recession.