Your ability to attract and keep the very best people will determine your company’s future.
Not your history. Not your patents. Not your brand name.
People grow businesses. And the very top talent grows them best of all.
And, if we assume, you can match what others are offering in terms of salary, then other factors begin to become a lot more important than ever before.
Looking after your people is no longer just being a good human, but means you are giving your business the best chance of long-term success. Looking after your people is giving you a competitive edge.
Wellbeing is now considered one of the most important perks that a company can offer.
“I’m an HR-driven CEO — I am my company’s head of HR as much as I am it’s CEO” — Gary Vaynerchuk.
Who’s already figured this out?
Mike Del Ponte (Co-Founder and CEO of Soma)
Offers a quarterly Work From Anywhere Week to his team, where they can work anywhere they choose, be it a coffeehouse or some exotic faraway destination.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin (Founders of Google)
Encourage employees to spend 20% of their time on projects that they think will most benefit the company.
Gary Vaynerchuk (CEO of VaynerMedia)
Built a human-based company by establishing relationships with its people and creating a Chief Heart Officer position to look after them.
This is the fourth post in an eight-week series of articles all about stress and how to make it work for you and your business.
The next article will be published on Monday the 1st of August, where we’ll be discussing why purpose-driven companies are the best companies. We’ll see you there.
The Do Lectures is holding a one-day event called ‘Do Stress’. It will deliver insights, future strategies, and will examine the zeitgiest for ‘human based companies’ and how ‘work’ is going to change. And what that means for your business?
There will be 10 talks from entrepreneurs, thought-leaders, change-makers and visionaries. As Dan Pink reminds us all: “Talented people need organisations less than organisations need talented people”.
That is why smart companies are creating human cultures, not corporate ones in order to thrive. How you stay ahead in the future is not the same as what kept you ahead in the past.
It answers the question of who leads the way in look after their people, what are they doing, why is it working? How does culture help your business? How does your purpose? How does the design of your office? Even, how you sit at a computer?
How does a human culture prevent burn out? How does it help you win the talent war? And how, just as importantly, does it help you retain your people too. What perks are the most important?
The good news is companies who look after their people are also the best businesses over the long term. Human based companies are the future. So how do you become one? Our one day event is designed to give you the answers.
The One Day Event — Do Stress
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