Creating an exceptional workplace is every startup founder’s dream, but reality too often forces that dream to stumble. Avoid these six common obstacles and make your workplace the kind of environment that attracts the best and brightest.
“The first step to preparing to become an exceptional workplace is to understand the current state of your organization, and the potential hurdles that could obstruct the way,” writes Insight Performance founder and CEO Nancy Mobley. There are six common roadblocks that Mobley identifies, all of which revolve around your employees. Start off on the right foot and hire the right people. Set realistic goals for them and reward them appropriately when they meet those goals. Keep lines of communication open and always maintain a family-friendly environment. Oh, and it never hurts to “encourage employees to take vacation.”