Today is an important day in the history of Dreamstar Cash, and a very proud moment for our company, our team and myself. We found out that Dreamstar Cash ranks 5th on the Great Place to Work ® 2012 index for Spain for the category PYMES ( 20-49 employees). This is a MASSIVE recognition, by a world wide respected organism like Great Place to Work ®, and something we have worked very hard on for many years!
To create a great place to work, is something that needs to be part of the DNA of the company and overall culture that lives within the team. The key to success of any business, lies within the team itself, and is something that needs to be unlocked. By creating the best possible environment and work place, you enable every person to grow and deliver their best work. This is especially true for online businesses where the majority of the team is built of “knowledge workers“. A great work environment, doesn’t mean you introduce a pingpong table and some other perks, and the job is done. It goes a long way beyond that.
Over the years, as the company culture grew to what it is today, many tweaks were made along the way. From introducing a flexible time table, offering off-site training and conference attendance to all team members, being transparent and sharing information with the entire team, celebrating important milestones, encouraging people to take ownership & responsibility, and the list goes on and on. Keeping the organization hierarchy as flat as possible has also been key. My door is always open for any 1-on-1 time with any team member. There is no single recipe for success.
To be sharing the top 5 (out of more then 50 participating companies), in our first year participating in the Great Place to Work ® 2012 process is a huge honor! It’s the ranking index that really matters.