"The first step as a CEO is to believe that culture is important. That means believing that it drives results, even if the ROI is hard to measure," said Chuck Gordon, CEO of SpareFoot. "We've built a really strong culture that enables our team to execute well and also helps us recruit and retain awesome people."
"Great company cultures don't happen on their own. They're the result of great leadership, and a conscious effort to make everyone on a team feel engaged and important," says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. "The honorees on our 2017 list are proof that strong cultures make even stronger companies. Entrepreneurs at all levels can draw inspiration from them."
"Leaders at SpareFoot don't make a move on the culture front without full input from everyone," said Chuck Gordon, CEO of SpareFoot. "We regularly share results of our in-house culture surveys at our all-hands meetings so that everyone knows where we've been and where we're going. We treat company culture just like a product."
Participants were given surveys that were filled out by employees at every level of their organizations, and the honorees were determined and ranked based on their scores. Each company was measured across 10 core dimensions of culture, including: collaboration, innovation, agility, communication, support, wellness, mission and value alignment, work environment, responsibility and performance focus. There was no cost to participate in the survey.
To see the complete list, visit entm.ag/TopCultures.
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