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Creating a Company Culture That Empowers Employees

In this week’s blog, we pull back the curtain and see the foundation that built the remarkable success of Pro Athlete, named the #3 healthiest place to work in America. Explore how their unique workplace flexibility and personalized perk packages have elevated employee satisfaction and performance. Underneath the flashy workplace perks lies the significance of core values and how involving employees in their creation fosters a powerful company culture. See why embracing your employees' diversity can enhance your work environment. No matter the industry, their approach offers valuable lessons for organizations looking to thrive in today's ever-evolving workplace. Looking for more resources on building the core of your facility? Check out our blog on Strategies for Staff Recruitment, Training, and Retention.

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Creating Company Culture

In a world where employee satisfaction and engagement play a pivotal role in the success of a company, the podcast episode we bring to you today is a gold mine. This discussion with the CEO of Pro Athlete, Andrew Dowis, reveals the secrets to creating a thriving company culture and offering unique employee benefits. Check out this blog and learn about the power of flexibility and the significance of core values.

Covered in This Episode:

  • Empowering Employees Through Workplace Flexibility
  • Creating Equity by Crafting Personalized Perks Packages
  • The Impact of Employee-Created Core Values
  • Empowering Creativity and Product Development

Highlights and Key Moments:

  • "Core values aren't static. They should evolve as your company grows."
  • "Creativity and innovation go hand in hand with product development."
  • "Our core values guide every decision we make."
  • "Employee empowerment is the cornerstone of our culture."

Empowering Employees Through Workplace Flexibility

Pro Athlete has found that one of the most impactful changes they could make post-pandemic is workplace flexibility. Their flexible work arrangements, which include the option to work from home while receiving a stipend to supplement the incredible perks they would receive in person, have resulted in more committed and productive employees. By allowing individuals to tailor their work environment to their needs, Pro Athlete has experienced higher job satisfaction and engagement.

  • Pro Athlete, Inc. permits employees to work from home, providing them with the freedom to create their ideal work environment.
  • Employees find themselves more focused, productive, and happier when they have the autonomy to set their own schedules.
  • The organization encourages employees to strike a balance between work and life, promoting healthier and more motivated team members.

Creating Equity by Crafting Personalized Perks Packages

One of the more recent advances Pro Athlete has made in its diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts is creating personalized perk packages to cater to the diverse needs and desires of its employees. A great example of this is offering their employees Lifestyle Spending Accounts to utilize at their discretion rather than offering specific benefits such as childcare reimbursement stipends. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, the company allows individuals to craft their own perk package, which has resulted in higher employee satisfaction.

  • Pro Athlete empowers employees to choose perks that resonate with their lifestyles and needs.
  • The company offers options such as flexible work hours, on-site gyms, and personalized career development programs, ensuring employees receive benefits that matter most to them.
  • Personalized perks create a motivated and appreciative workforce, ultimately driving better performance.

The Impact of Employee-Created Core Values

One of the key things that sets Pro Athlete apart from other organizations is it’s commitment to its core values, created by Pro Athlete’s employees themselves. Through these 12 core values, the company has a built-in scoreboard that informs the direction of the company's decisions on every level. By involving the team in shaping the organization's values, the company has cultivated a stronger sense of belonging, shared mission, and exceptional corporate culture.

  • Pro Athlete's core values are a product of collective input, resulting in a set of principles that truly reflect the company's essence.
  • Employee participation in defining the values leads to a more inclusive culture where everyone feels valued and connected.
  • Core values have proven to be a driving force behind the company's growth and success, making it a compelling case study for others.

Empowering Creativity and Product Development

While traditionally a sales-only company, this organization has taken its offerings to new heights by implementing an experimental creative team to workshop new custom product ideas for its own line. They discovered in their playbook and numbers-focused sales environment, their creative team needed its own space and subset of the company in order to thrive. They recognized that this was not a diversion from or competition to company culture, but rather a different expression of it. They've established a unique ecosystem that encourages innovation, fostering a more dynamic workplace culture.

  • Pro Athlete has introduced an ecosystem that caters to creative minds and those working on product development, separate from their core business.
  • This creative hub inspires fresh ideas and product innovation that have been pivotal to the company's growth.
  • This approach highlights the importance of flexibility and adaptability in staying competitive in today's business landscape, offering valuable insights for other organizations.

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Thank you for joining us on this episode of Facility Playbook! We hope the knowledge shared serves as a valuable resource for facility owners and managers seeking to thrive in the ever-evolving sports industry. Stay tuned for our next episode, where we will continue to bring you expert tips to help you navigate the dynamic world of facility management

In an age where traditional corporate structures are being redefined, Pro Athlete, Inc. is a prime example of how embracing change and empowering employees can lead to remarkable achievements. Pro Athlete defines the importance of staying true to your core values and culture while adapting to new realities.

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