#WorkTrends Recap: Competing and Caring for Employees

Are you in an environment where the balance of culture to perks is skewed? Would you prefer five minutes with a boss who truly listens to you or a certificate or plaque? Figuring out what your employees want in their culture is key to creating a great workplace.

Leaders just need to be brave enough to experiment in order to find the secret sauce for their company. There is no easy answer, but it’s worth the work.

This week on #WorkTrends we looked at exactly what high-performance organizations need to do to build (and keep) camaraderie, trust, and mentorship. Special guest Matt Rizzetta, CEO of North 6th Agency, spoke specifically to companies in growth mode, which face the additional challenge of learning how to maintain morale, hold to their values, and culture promises as they expand.

Here are a few key points that Matt shared:

  • Culture is your identity as a business
  • Culture starts from the top with accountability, accessibility and constant commitment to self-improvement
  • Your vision needs to be communicated clearly to your staff to get everyone rowing in the same direction
  • Forget about maintaining culture, constantly improve your culture

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