Lead With Drew
Hi everyone! It’s Drew. I’m the CEO at Publishing Concepts and I am a workplace culture enthusiast.
The next logical question is – what exactly is a workplace culture enthusiast and why would I refer to myself in that way?
The short answer is I am passionate about the power of organizations becoming great places to work. In fact, at PCI, that is our primary business strategy: building a dynamic, engaging workplace culture and becoming a great place to work. Here’s why:
Happy associates = Happy clients
And, what do happy clients do? They buy more and tell their friends. In other words:
Happy associates = Happy clients = Happy company
And what does a smart, thriving company do? It invests in its most important asset – its people, who then work hard to satisfy our clients, who then refer us to their peers, which benefits PCI, and so on and so forth.
To achieve these objectives, over the years we have proactively and consciously created a unique company culture that we refer to as “notthebigcompany.”
Drew’s Reading List
I've collected an eclectic list of books I’ve really enjoyed over the past couple of years.
Our view on being a great place to work differs from the common understanding, i.e. many people believe that the key to building a great workplace culture is offering lots of perks – ping pong tables, beer taps on Friday afternoons, chair massages, leading edge health benefits, etc. Now, these aren’t bad ideas, but in our view, they have little to do with building a world class workplace culture.
At the heart of our notthebigcompany culture is the intersection of five complementary elements:
- ourPurpose (WHY we exist): We inspire dreams and transform lives
- ourVision (WHERE we are going): We want to earn a spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For® list
- ourGoal (WHAT we do): Every client should be referenceable
- ourPromises (HOW we do it): Be Proactive, Be Accountable, Be Trustworthy, Be Positive, Be Passionate
- ourValues - which we call "TheFIVE" (WHO we are)
Read More From Drew
Jim Collins and Jerry Porras reviewed 18 visionary companies so as to understand what was at the basis of their great results. The conclusion? According to their book “Built to Last” successful companies are created over decades thanks to their deeply ingrained values. Surely, they do not share the same values, they distilled and nurtured…Read More
Want to create a great workplace? Start by nurturing your innate curiosity and continue exploring opportunities for growth and learning. As Shunryu Suzuki put it, in the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few. For Drew Clancy, our CEO, a great place to work is a learning organization. How…Read More
Thank you — two of the most powerful words one can offer to another. Simple yet certain to bring out smiles and pride. Recognition and gratitude are vital to our “notthebigcompany” culture. Publishing Concept’s talented and passionate associates deserve to know they are exceptional. PCI actively pursues meaningful ways to say, “Thank you for a…Read More