At Shocklogic, we define ourselves as a value-centred company. These values make sure we stay motivated and help our employees reach their full potential.
One of our company values is “360 degrees of care: we care about our team, customers, partners and suppliers.”
Our CEO and Founder, John Martinez believes that the most important job is to create an environment where people want to come to work every day. The number of employees experiencing stress-related issues has increased rapidly over the past decade. So, the question is, how do we make sure that we are taking care of the people that we work with? How do we put our team first?
Often organisations strive to evaluate and guide their employees through constant improvement, however, they do miss the essence of the process. They do not focus on the whole person. With stronger communication, we can increase productivity, and decrease stress levels.
We are well aware that the events industry is one of the most stressful industries out there. So we started implementing weekly “scrums”, where our entire company comes together (even all of our remote team members) and shares what we have been up to over the past week. At the end of these scrums, which take place every Wednesday, we all practice 15 minutes of mindful meditation. We often have 50 team members logged in at once, all taking time for themselves – together. Why? Why would you not take 15 minutes break just to relax, and free your mind from all the stress?
As well as offering encouragement to our team members, we also have a counsellor as part of our HR team. Team members are welcome to book sessions and discuss any issues (work-related or personal). And believe me, they truly enjoy having a chat with him!
Our CEO says “What I’m passionate about is to see the people that I work with, grow and bloom. This is why I get out of bed every morning, this is what fuels me and gives me the energy to come out again and again”.