Back in September, Staffbase co-founders Frank, Lutz, and myself sat down in our Chemnitz HQ with a reporter and a photographer from the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The resulting profile was a big hit among all of our colleagues, many of whom shared it on social media with comments like, “For all of my friends wondering just what it is we do at Staffbase, here’s a great overview.”
In my professional career, I’ve seen all kinds of companies: big and small, fancy and old-fashioned, top-down leadership and laissez-faire. Contrary to what’s true for “a staggering 87%” of the workforce, the pattern I’ve seen is that people want to love what they do. They want to be proud of their work and their team. It makes us feel good; it helps us define ourselves; and it even improves our health. Unfortunately, not every organization makes it easy to do so. In fact, most of them fail.