What makes a good work culture? The Salesforce example
Picture this: you step out of the lift and are enveloped by a sense of peace and tranquillity. Natural light pours through large windows framing unbroken harbour vistas. The open floor plan offers relaxed and comfortable seating and furniture for doing business, collaborating or simply relaxing.
There are employees working in this relaxed space, or in the occasional office, or in meeting rooms with spectacular harbour views. Mindfulness areas are available for employees to recharge whenever they feel the need. Or they can enjoy each other’s company and a little downtime with snacks and beverages in the beautifully appointed social lounges.
Inspiration from nature and zen-like atmospheres are everywhere. Large framed photos of smiling staff having fun beam down from the walls.
It’s obvious that collaboration and fun are not only encouraged, but almost mandatory. People are friendly, smiling and happy. And why wouldn’t they be? They work in a business that thrives on meaningful work, good people and unparalleled rewards.
This is an organisation that displays appreciation, gratitude and kindness in everything it does. An organisation that gives back to the community in spades.
Life and work embraces the Hawaiian culture of Ohana, which means family.
However, we are not in Hawaii. This is the Sydney office for Salesforce and this design and culture is consistent across all their offices globally. Their newest offices have Ohana floors at the top where customers, partners, friends and the community are welcome, and it is one of the best great work culture examples in the city.