Company culture is not just Razor scooters and nice perks like Friday lunches, coffee, and fruit. Culture, the buzzword that has been floating around in the workplace, consists of many factors. Office space, values, behaviors, dress code (or lack thereof), and how management interacts with team members throughout the office all help make up a “company’s culture.” A company’s culture cannot be defined by one word. It is complex and is often a differentiator for candidates when choosing their next position. Research conducted by CultureIQ found that “73% of employers believe a great corporate culture gives their organizations a competitive edge.” One company that truly has a strong culture is Daxko.
Culture is something that is lived, not spoken about. Well, you can speak about it, but what makes a strong culture is how each team member lives out the values of their workplace. How can a company have a strong culture without transparency? For this reason, Daxko’s senior leaders sit in the middle of the office. No cubes. No corner offices. This allows for transparency and approachability.
Daxko has open Q&A sessions every Friday with the CEO, which is just one example of how our senior leaders are transparent and approachable. During the Q&A sessions, any team member can ask Dave company-related questions. Or you may get the occasional, “are we going to have another foster dog in the office?” This allows for transparency and helps every team member strive for the overall goal of the company: to provide technology and services that contribute significantly to the success of our customers and to provide Daxko team members with rewarding careers. Daxko’s culture consists of transparency, teamwork, ownership, service-mindedness, integrity, lenient dress code, and the list goes on and on. This all comes full circle in the Daxko workspace.
The open and collaborative workspace in our Birmingham office allows for team members to collaborate. The office is aesthetically pleasing and highly functional so that local team members can interact, as needed, with team members who are remote. Let’s look at the innovative workspace Daxko BHM calls home:
Low cubes allow for team collaboration.
Conference rooms have video conferencing equipment and have glass walls for brainstorming.
Restaurant booths are in the back of the office for a quiet place to knock out some work.
Our largest conference room, Downtown, is a great place to host customers and large team meetings.
Right Brain is a great meeting room to get the creativity flowing.
The Daxko Café is our one stop shop for caffeine. Who doesn’t like free Starbucks coffee?
House Divided allows for a comfortable place to kick back in a bean bag or sofa and knock out some work.
As you can see, our Birmingham office is a pretty cool place that I think truly reflects our culture. Transparency and collaboration are key, but our unofficial core value of ‘fun’ is also prevalent. It’s always exciting to come to work when your office looks like this.
John C. is a Project Manager who enjoys concerts, especially at Red Rocks, and a nice day on the golf course.