Ping pong tables. Free snacks. Game nights.
These are some of the great things you’ll find at the Signal home office, along with an office full of engaged employees enjoying them.
But perks like these are not what make our company so amazing. Anyone can provide endless freebies and extras, but alone they do not create the company culture that truly makes the employee experience so rewarding.
A company’s culture starts with its leaders. It comes from the examples they set and the standards they strive to meet every day. It comes from the respect they have for employees and the respect they get in return.
At Signal, we have a clear vision of where our company is going and a set of values that guides us in our work. We love intellectual challenges, good times, and making a difference. And while we love our home base, Chicago, we take a global view in everything we do.
That comes from our leaders.
Signal Chief Revenue Officer, Marc Kiven, recently talked to FIVEinSIXTY to explain the five things that are foundational to growing a company culture when you are a growing company.
At the end of the day, great perks like pool tables and parties are a great way to say “Thank You” for all our hard work. They help build team spirit, a sense of community and a welcoming environment. But without delegation, trust, taking initiative, allowing ourselves to fail fast and being inclusive, none of that really matters.
At Signal, we value our culture, our work and each other.
And our ping pong tables.