Aug 162012

The Best Place to Work, Part 4: Be the Consummate Host

The Best Place to Work, Part 4: Be the Consummate Host

Besides Surrounding yourself with the best and brightest , Creating an environment of trust,  and Managing yourself very, very well, it’s important for you as a creator of The Best Place to Work to Be the Consummate Host.

What does that mean?  This is how I approach my job every day.  I think of the company as a party, where I’m the host.  I want everyone to have a good time.  To get along with the other guests.  To be excited to come back the next time I have a party (e.g., every day).

By the way, I always have co-hosts, as well – anyone who manages anyone in the company.  If I can’t do something specific below, someone on my executive team does it.  Sometimes, two of us do it!  Examples include:

  • I interview people like I’m a bouncer at an exclusive club.  We do very personal new employee orientations.  We do personal check-ins after 30 and 90 days to make sure new employees are on track
  • I attend every company function that I can and work the room as a host, even if it’s not “my” event – sometimes it means sacrificing long conversations and conversations with friends for smaller ones and meeting new people
  • I call every employee (voicemail ok) and write a note and/or send a gift every anniversary of their employment with the company
  • I write notes to people when they do something great or get a promotion

Full series of posts here.

  • http://www.craigaddyman.com/ Craig Addyman

    I think other companies wouldn't go to far wrong following this advice! For me personally it is the little things like this that make all the difference as it makes you feel wanted and an important part of the team.

    • Matt Blumberg

      Thanks for the comment, Craig!

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    "I write notes to people when they do something great or get a promotion" seems a little odd to me if this happened at my office i'd be weary of bromance.

    • Matt Blumberg

      Really? A handwritten congratulations note from the CEO for getting promoted makes you feel like you're being hit on?Matt

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