Successful Tech companies range from the privately owned to the publicly traded, yet the most sought after ones to work for all share some common features. These deliberate and well thought out aspects of a company and its commitment to it’s workforce can easily be emulated by your own tech business.
A Mission Statement That Aims For More
Having a goal that surpasses the traditional ‘turn as big a profit as possible’ has now become the operative driving force for many global Tech companies. Workers today, and especially younger members of the workforce, want to know that their intelligence, efforts and experience will somehow be put to work for the greater good.
Whether it’s giving back to the community through company volunteer days at the local food bank, to mentoring children through an afterschool company volunteer reading program, any Tech company can devote some personnel and a few resources into making their communities a better place through supporting the actions of its workforce.
Invest In Your Employee’s Health And Happiness
Healthy workers are happy workers. Stocking healthy snacks and drinks in your workplace kitchenette and making them freely available to all, can go a long ways towards letting your staff know that they are valued. Encouraging exercise and health awareness through office subsidized fitness memberships is another way that successful Tech companies can help to keep their most valuable resources in top shape.
As Richard Branson said, “Take care of your employees and they’ll take care of your business.” Successful Tech companies practice this across the board. It’s easy to see how a small but important financial investment in your employees represents a truly larger investment in the longevity and stability of your company.
Create A Culture Of Communication To Develop Accountability
By having standardized processes built into daily work environments and routines communication norms and expectations can be easily established in your company. By constantly and consistently refining those working processes, expectations become very clear and employee accountability follows as a natural outcome.
Think of any of the top Tech firms you know. The processes they implement from the inception of the business and the continual refinement of those processes are what has enabled them to scale effectively and reach the top. If your company can copy even a few of these habits of highly successful Tech companies, you too can rise to the top.