By Tom Borg
July 11, 2013
In the last few months, much has been said about great places to work. As reported, the different types of perks regarding flex hours, health club memberships, weight-loss programs, video game lounges or office parties can help attract talent. These kinds of special things are right on the mark. However, something far greater is at the core of every great place to work, and that is what this article is about.
Five of the most important factors that must be included in every vibrant employee atmosphere are areas that nurture the soul and the mind of all team members.
First, it must be a company they feel good about. It must be an organization that supports their value system. If a person believes in a healthy lifestyle, chances are they would find it difficult to work for a tobacco company. On the other hand, if it was a company that built water purification systems for residential use, they would feel like they were contributing to the betterment of humanity.
That leads us to the next important factor that is part of the best and coolest places to work. People that work there are encouraged to get better. They are encouraged to learn and grow. The company or organization supports this value by providing or reimbursing for additional training and development that is designed to make the person more valuable to the organization.