By: Karina Sinclair, Vice President of Operations
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius
During the last 10 years, we here at G2 Web Services have strived to live by RICH values: respect, integrity, customer focus, and having fun. These values direct everything we do, from each team, to each person, to each solution we provide our clients.
That’s why we are thrilled to have won a 2014 When Work Works Award. As one of only 284 recipients in the United States this is a great honor, and as the Vice President of Operations, I am extremely proud that in order to win this award, our team had to vote for us. While there was a submission process, the ultimate results were based on what our employees think of the work they do, the flexibility offered to them, and of G2 itself. They reinforced what I already knew:
G2 is a great place to work.
The award honors companies that have created effective workplaces based on autonomy; work-life fit; supervisor support; satisfaction with earnings, benefits and opportunities for advancement; opportunities for learning; and a culture of trust.
Across the company, we work to support each member of our team. We offer very competitive benefits, provide training opportunities, and we work to build a strong work/life balance:
- A manager was able to work from home Wednesdays and Fridays after her daughter was born, and now she continues to work from home on Fridays
- One of our teams works from home 50% of the time
- An analyst rearranged their schedule to start a Master’s program
- We have an analyst who is in the Reserves and is able to work remotely as needed
- Another analyst starts at 6:00 am in order to spend the afternoon working with her true love: horses.
And these are just a few examples. There have been many more instances I have seen where a team is able to accommodate someone’s specific needs, regardless of what their role is.
All of this leads me to think that Confucius was right. When you love what you do, the job is work in name only.