Office & Workplace
Remember that moment when you first walked into your current job? Did you feel welcome? Did everybody introduce themselves to you? And most importantly, did anybody offer to help you? All of these are major attributes when it comes to workplace culture and if you answered no to any of these, then maybe it’s time you recommend a review.
Developing positive workplace culture has started to become a priority for a lot of businesses with CEOs and office managers striving to turn employees into formidable leaders. Putting time and effort into crafting future champions responsible for driving and promoting an engaging and positive office culture. For those of you who are just getting started and are unsure of where to gather inspiration or ideas, it might be worth looking at other companies who are experts in this field. Those who have actively built up their brand from scratch and know exactly the type of work environment they want in their offices.
We here at Glandore understand the importance of workplace wellness and do our best to help our clients to shape their ideal workplace culture. We’ve put together a list of companies who have found their perfect company culture.
Founded by Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri in 2005, Workday is a cloud-based human resources and financial management company. The organisation is passionate about their Workday community and tries to create an environment of collaboration and communication.
Workday has recognised that company culture makes a big difference to employees and can greatly affect the working environment. When starting the company Duffield and Bhusri personally interviewed the first 500 employees to make sure their culture was set. Their employees are a core value at the company, alongside innovation, integrity and fun. They strive to create an environment where employees feel valued and comfortable.
The company achieves this through a number of different methods. Their weekly newsletter, “First Thing Tuesday” includes news about employees' personal milestones alongside the usual business updates. While including the typical office perks, company outings and holiday celebrations, Workday also offers their employees a human capital management application. This app gives workers a dashboard into career paths, open positions and employee benefits. This demonstrates how Workday recognises that employees want career progression alongside perks.
is a global communications conglomerate with its roots buried in India. They have their headquarters based in both Mumbai and Singapore and employ almost 8500 people across 38 countries. With that many employees spanning across that many countries, one might be curious as to how they maintain an upbeat, focused atmosphere that can be found within their offices.
Well, Tata Communications say that it’s down to inclusivity, which is something that lies in the bedrock of their office culture. They believe that the key to their success depends on the mutual respect and support that coworkers and management have between them.
At Tata Communications, diversity is not just tolerated, but is actively sought out and harmonised throughout their company sites as they strive to create an inclusive culture for all. Tata Communications are so passionate about creating an amazing office culture they commissioned a report on the topic. It found that organisations with a strong strategy-culture alignment
actually have higher profitability than those who don’t.
is cloud-based customer service software which was founded in San Francisco back in 2007 and they are madly passionate about creating healthy workplace culture.
They fully believe that workplace culture is something that should be nurtured from the ground up, not something that you can just throw money at. It’s far more than free snacks, drinks, company phones and corporate nights out. It’s about connecting with your employees and building working relationships between each other.
They also believe that you should be extending your culture to include off-site work at home or at hot desks. Zendesk wants their employees to feel comfortable at their desk and be unafraid to ask stupid questions or request to work in a different location. Through this, they have been able to create a culture of communication which echoes their vision of the perfect workplace culture.
At Glandore, we believe that every business needs the right environment to achieve their full potential. We support the growth of the companies and individuals we house with our very own wellness programme. If you would like to learn more about becoming a Glandore member in our flexible office space, get in touch here.