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What Makes Your Business a Great Place to Work?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014   By Mike Reddy

 



Great places to work seem to be few and far between these days with company’s routinely focused on profits and not necessarily on the welfare of their employees.

But your company doesn’t have to be that way – you can create an environment that is a great place to work and keep the profits flowing in as well.

Great places to work are those who not only keep the employees informed, but seek their input and creating an atmosphere of collaboration and a common goal.

These employees are part of the winning team and are treated as such; they know their roles in achieving their company’s goals. In these environments, the company leadership is both honest and accessible to the employees.

Great places to work treat their employees with fairness, understanding that each employee has a personal life and sometimes needs a bit of understanding to achieve a healthy work-life balance.

These companies offer equitable pay and benefits, as well as opportunities for career growth and providing recognition for a job well-done.

Some of the best places to work offer special training programs, mentoring, and tuition reimbursement; knowing that these benefits build employee commitment and loyalty.

Finally, businesses which are great places to work provide a fun and positive environment. This type of environment promotes an atmosphere of encouragement, camaraderie and energy that creates better employees who do better work.

Businesses that are great places to work are also the most successful businesses in the world today.

They have a team of employees who are happy, dedicated and extremely productive knowing their work is appreciated and they are making a difference in their workplace.

Now you have a list of the qualities that can make your business a great place to work; are you there yet?

Or do you have some room to grow – making your business one of the great places to work?


Mike Reddy is a Chartered Accountant, business coach and advisor helping businesses in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast to easily increase their profits and cash flow. He is currently President of the North Sydney Chamber of Commerce, a Regional Councillor for Sydney North East and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Sydney leadership team. As well as advising businesses, Mike presents business development seminars and webinars and is regularly contacted by the media to comment on small business matters. You can connect with him on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.