Leaders end up being terrific not since of their power, but since of their ability to empower others.
It’s obvious that most tech business promote their culture as “unique” or “open,” but when you take a closer appearance, it’s often merely surface level. Yes, you may be dog-friendly or offer unlimited beer on tap, but how are you assisting your staff members end up being the best versions of themselves? We’re at our finest when our workers are at their finest, so we do whatever in our power to make that a truth.
We’re at our best when our staff members are at their best, so we do whatever in our power to make that a reality.
After successfully running Vincit in Finland and Switzerland, in 2016 we made the dive to the United States, establishing an office in California. Although we had moved over 5,000 miles to a brand-new country, it was very important that our two main KPIs remain the exact same: Staff member happiness and customer fulfillment. Our company believe that pleased employees make customers happy, and happy clients refer you to others. It was important that this positive and prosperous office environment followed us to the United States.
Beyond traditional advantages, like full medical protection, 401k matching and basic workplace features, we tapped into our Finnish roots to construct and provide our workers with an uninhibited, supportive work environment. We keep our business culture as transparent as possible and completely think in the power of empowering our workers. We have no supervisors and no genuine function hierarchy. Staff members do not have to go through an approval process on anything they are working on.
We motivate our workers to make a trip to Finland to visit our headquarters. Instead of “Lunch & & Learn “conferences, we host “Fail & & Learn” conferences where employees get to share something that didn’t work and what they learned from it. And when a month, we let an employee become the CEO for a day.
Unsurprisingly, the “CEO of the Day” program is one of our most popular efforts. The program gives our staff member the reins for 24 hours with a limitless budget. The only requirement? The CEO should make one lasting decision that will assist improve the working experience of Vincit staff members. Whatever the CEO of the Day decides, the company sticks to. They can acquire something for the business, change a policy, upgrade a tool we utilize … Really, anything that they develop can be done.
Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.