Several companies claim that their employees are their most significant assets. In addition, many companies claim that they have a family culture. However, what does a company centered on family culture look like?
Let me share with you how it looks like.
- These companies will do everything to avoid laying off employees during the pandemic lockdown.
- They physically check on their employees when a calamity strikes. Their leaders call on employees that live around the area of a catastrophe. They check up on their employees to see how they are doing.
- They put learning and development at the center of their plans.
- They systematically identify high potential employees, future leaders and put them on a leadership development track.
- They hold monthly get-togethers to inform their 1,400 employees what is happening in the companies.
- The individual companies hold engaging townhalls on a consistently regular basis.
- The leadership openly shares leadership quotes and Biblical verses.
- They are courageous enough to have 360-degree appraisals.
- They are open to new ideas regardless of what level in the organization it is coming from.
- Anyone may politely provide an alternate view to any leader, and it is not taken personally.
- They emphasize the importance of work-life balance.
- They help employees put their children through a scholarship program.
- They provide scholarship programs to key employees.
- The leadership is truly a group of servant leaders.
- Even after their impressive growth, the leadership is still open to new ideas and ways of doing things.
- The leadership is not afraid to challenge the status quo.
I can keep going on, but I hope that you get the point. Family culture helped catapult this company from a 30 employee workforce to a 1,400 strong organization.
Yes, actual companies out there walk the talk when it comes to having a family culture.
I want to honor these companies for genuinely recognizing the value of their people. So here, let us celebrate a particular company I used as an example. They have a strong family culture and core values of Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence. So may you continue to R.I.S.E. in the coming years. God bless you!