About a year ago, we were delighted to hear that the Great Place to Work institute selected Futurice as Finland's best workplace. Four months later, we were ecstatic to learn that the selection was expanded to include all of Europe, not just Finland. This was external validation for one of our core beliefs: it's possible to have happy, motivated employees while building a successful business.
Today, we are yet again honored to be chosen as Finland's best place to work. Our message from last year still stands: we want to share how we operate and what we've learned. We believe that every single company, in all industries, can have employees that enjoy coming to work every day.
During the past year, I have given over 80 (!) presentations about our culture to various groups (companies, schools, government agencies, at training events). I've learned quite a bit from these experiences, and wanted to share some of the lessons.
What has really delighted me is how many workplaces have a strong desire to improve their work-life. Finland's Ministry of Employment and the Economy even started a program that aims to make Finland have Europe's best work-life by 2020. Here's my challenge to all of you: join us in making this a reality. Last year, my contribution was to educate 80+ groups of people about the subject – how many people can you affect this year? Share your ways of working, your successes and failures, your insights.
I previously promised to share our practices on our blog, and have unfortunately failed to do so. This time, I'm going to try to keep my promise. I want to share our challenges, solutions and what we learn. As a side benefit, this will hopefully decrease the need to give so many presentations.
So, look out for more content about our culture! We'll be starting with a post later today about finding the answer to why we exist as a company.
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