When running a business, you need to take care of plenty of important factors. As you read this article, you’ll learn the some of the things that we’ve learned along the way. The rest of the world is changing, the 9 to 5 office job is dying!
Running a business is a professional art. There are multiple factors that management need to take into account. In my long professional career, I have noticed that companies with a humane and flexible attitude towards the employees enjoy a stronger prospect of growth and expansion.
Though good business is what we’re about, we value the importance of a well-rested and happy team. Codeclouds IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (CISPL) started up 2009, with a small team of 4 skilled IT professionals. At that time, we had fewer projects, and the small team was keeping on-top of things. However, tasks kept on increasing, and the size of the teams grew immensely. We eventually noticed the atmosphere in the office was losing its enthusiastic nature, as most of the team members were seen constantly busy with their work.
After pondering a lot over the possible solutions, we realized that the working schedule required some changes for the interest of the team members. Aside from long work days, our members also had travel, rest, and family arrangements to accommodate for. The fact was that situation was grim, but the management team was very prompt in putting heads together to try to rectify the situation.
We reduced daily shifts by 2 hours and reviewed the way our casual employees take time off. We also reduced weekend shift times and doubled our casual leave policy. We also altered our employee leave policies by making it easier for employees to take longer holidays. The response from the team was overwhelming.
Within a matter of weeks, we had noticed a full turn-around in employee productivity and workplace culture.
Within the next couple of months, we received an influx of emails from clients expressing their gratitude for the quality of work and dedication that was provided from our team members. We also bagged quite a few new clients with long-term relations in mind and we accept these as a reward for our planning and careful handling of the situation.
As we grew, we were put in a position where we were able to take good care of our employees and this really put us ahead of the competition. We are proud to offer all members our company the following benefits.
- Double pay for night shift team
- Extra payout for overtime hours
- Multiple shift options, 9-6, 10-7, 12-9
- Free transport arrangements
- Free lunch/evening snacks, dinner for night shift staff, refreshment drinks etc.
- Next working day off against 8 hours weekend support
- Ability to work from home on special request
- Flexible leave policies