Why would a magazine devoted to business owners recognize great places to work? Presumably, our readers are very happy with their current employers—themselves. But like most things we do here at NY Report, this cover story takes a different perspective on a common theme.
In “10 Great Entrepreneurial Places to Work”, we recognize several companies in the Tri-State area that have created workplaces that attract and retain top employees. However, we also look at why these business owners believe their company cultures promote productivity and ultimately contribute to a growing bottom line.
So, what are some of the benefits of running a great entrepreneurial place to work?
1. Smiling faces. If they’re happy, you’re happy.
2. Productivity, because happy and collaborative employees produce more. Really.
3. Dedication and loyalty. Once you work at a company with a killer culture, you can’t work at a company with anything less. Turnover kills.
4. Less work for you. A great entrepreneurial place to work means the CEO is doing less work and more work is getting done.
5. Employees feel and work like owners. I call that having an “owner’s mentality.”
Changing a culture is probably one of the hardest things you can do. But you can take it one step at a time. Check out the article and start implementing one or two initiatives at a time. If you’re not sure where to start, ask your team. They will tell you.
Robert Levin is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of The New York Enterprise Report. Levin has extensive experience with midsize and small businesses, having previously held CEO, CFO, and COO positions with companies in several industries. He is also a contributor for The Huffington Post. Levin can be reached at email@example.com and (212) 307-6760.