It’s no coincidence that those values are front and centre at AVC. I agree with Shirine Khoury-Haq, CEO of Co-op, who said: “ For me, the very important thing is to remember people are people first and foremost and they come to work second. If you have people who are generally fulfilled at home and don’t feel they have to leave who they are at work, you have people who are happier at work and who can think beyond the day job.”
That’s our goal as a business – to treat our team as fellow humans and individuals first and employees second. That’s the sort of organisation I would like to work in, and the sort of organisation it’s my job to create.
We’ve implemented development reviews and one to ones that are focused on the personal wellbeing of our team members. We’ve made some progress on this goal, but there’s more to do. A truly people centred culture, with humanity at its core, is one that will provide optimal work/life balance and offer a rewarding environment for our team members; in turn our clients will enjoy dealing with a happy, empathetic team that they want to work with.
Written by Ross Penney, CEO at AVC Immedia