Tuesday nights don’t usually call for champagne at Stackla HQ, but this Tuesday night was different – we had the privilege of attending the 2017 Best Places to Work awards night, hosted by the wonderful folks at The Great Place to Work Institute.
The Great Place to Work Institute’s very noble mission is to improve society by creating better workplaces. Now in it’s 10th year in Australia, their renowned Best Places to Work study seeks to uncover the most notable workplace cultures, from small start-ups to some of the best-known multinationals, and showcase what makes them great, whilst demonstrating how their unique approach to people & culture helps produce superior business performance.
Given the caliber of companies who regularly place in the top 50, we were honoured to even be part of the event. Finding out we had placed #5 though – what a feeling!
Work environments with trust at the foundation are ripe for innovation, agility, and resilience. We know the high-trust, high-empowerment culture and genuine camaraderie we have here is something special – it has propelled us year on year – and, whilst we’re still an early stage business, we’ve always aimed to offer our people world-class employee programs. When you’re a relatively new company, still scaling up and playing in a space as competitive as ours, it’s not always easy to deliver the gold standard though. At the end of the day, it comes down to values and priorities, and I’m proud to be part of a leadership team that truly values the people fuelling our success and makes a point of demonstrating this to them. Culture comes first at Stackla, always.
This accolade belongs to our brilliant employees though. Leading from the front when it comes to culture and offering the right programs is important but, in all honesty, what we refer to as the “Stackla Magic” comes from the talented people who show up here to build our business with us, day in / day out. Authentic, connected, passionate teams create their own great culture organically. You just have to support them.
So congratulations to all the Stacklamites who contribute so actively and passionately to the culture of our business – you are the creators, the champions and the guardians of the Stackla Magic. This important award really is all yours.
Winning awards for our tech has always felt good. Winning awards for our culture as well though?
You can’t beat that.