The Future Is Now
June 15, 2023

From Colleagues to Family: The Power of a Family-Oriented Workplace

“Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday, dear Bobby! Kathy! Jamal! Andrea! Happy birthday to you!” The cheerful chorus echoed through the company’s offices. Today, we visited one of our clients, a company that has been with us for years and has continued a beautiful tradition even as they expand.

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Every month, they host a luncheon to celebrate the birthdays and anniversaries of their employees. It’s a heartwarming sight, especially as this company continues to grow. They bring in delicious food, and everyone gathers to socialize and share the joy of their colleagues’ special days.

This client’s values are deeply rooted in creating a family-oriented culture. Despite their impressive growth and plans to expand further in the coming years, they are committed to maintaining this cherished aspect of their organization. I sensed a genuine passion for preserving this family-like atmosphere during discussions with the CEO and top executives.

As part of my work, I create core teams within organizations, and yesterday’s kickoff day provided further insight. The core team members were equally enthusiastic about upholding the family-oriented culture as the company grows. They had seen other companies lose sight of such values during rapid expansion, but they were determined to keep it alive here.

Relationship-building and valuing employees as family members is critical to the company’s success. It fosters a sense of belonging and appreciation among the workforce. After all, the real value creators are the people who diligently work day in and day out to propel the company forward.

And by treating employees like family, the company fosters loyalty and enhances teamwork and overall morale.

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As the luncheon continued, laughter and camaraderie filled the air. It was a beautiful reminder that a sense of family can thrive even in the corporate world. Leaders can create an environment where everyone feels valued, appreciated, and excited to be part of something bigger than themselves. 

Jesus (Jes) Vargas is the Principal at DPMG Corp in Sacramento, CA. Jes and his team consult, coach, and mentor business leaders in strategic planning, leadership development, and project management. They’re ready to plan a new product or fine-tune an existing marketing strategy for you. 

If you are concerned about the culture in your company, Jes can help you create a new one or improve the one you have. Call Jes at 916 712 6145. Or you can email him here.