July 19, 2012
The Best Place to Work, Part 0
I keep getting questions about a deck I’ve used several times at Techstars, Seedcamp, DreamIt, and the like which is called “7 Ideas for Creating the Best Place to Work.” So today I will launch a 7-part series over the next 7 weeks to describe my 7 points. As always, this is not intended to be perfect or comprehensive, but it is a bit of lessons learned over the last 12-13 years at Return Path. It’s just 7 ideas – not the only 7 ideas. And there’s nothing magic about the number 7, despite what George Costanza says. Or Steven Covey.
Here’s the outline:
- Surround yourself with the best and brightest
- Create an environment of trust
- Manage yourself very, very well
- Be the consummate host
- Be the ultimate enabler
- Let people be people
- Create a thankful atmosphere
Let’s go! I will create a tag cloud for this series called Best Place to Work.