June 16, 2014 / Point of View
Our CEO, Christine Fruechte, shares with The Huffington Post her insights on creating a well-balanced work environment, including the four company commitments that help make us a best place to work.
Now that summer is here, the annual installment of summer hours is popping up across corporate America. Cue the C-suite email blessing people with the privilege, delivered in the fashion of a royal proclamation.
While you may think giving your staff a couple of extra hours of free time a week is feeding their souls, you’re wrong. Believe me, time off is always welcomed, but employee happiness and productivity are driven by much more than free afternoons.
As the leader of a creative agency in Minneapolis for nearly 10 years, I have been on a journey to create a best-in-class work environment — a culture where people thrive and are inspired to do their best work. It’s a combination of a lot of things that have earned us the right to be named a best place to work in America, not just the perks. I have learned from the hundreds of talented individuals who have come in and out of our doors that employee happiness and productivity boil down to four key company commitments...