Friday, May 11, 2012

Because you want to be there

If you visit a beautiful locale and hang around the locals, you'll notice something: they actually like being there. They enjoy it and they talk about it.

When you are in the typical city or town and listen to the locals, you'll notice something different: they have to be here. This is where they've always been and they often complain about it.

Companies are the same way--some have a culture that people love and others are the places that people have to work at.

Barry LaBov
LaBov & Beyond
Fort Wayne, Indiana


  1. I couldn't agree more. I've had many office jobs in the Fort Wayne area, some that I've loved more than others. When people feel they have to stay at a company - for any number of reasons - it creates a sense of resentment that affects their work and their overall happiness. I think it's important for businesses to realize this, and take steps towards making the environment and the office culture more pleasant for employees. It might sound cliché, but happy employees are productive employees - I've witnessed this first-hand. Thank you, Barry LaBov, for your continued insight into the modern working world.

  2. Fort Wayne is a great place and there are many wonderful companies there. I happen to be proud of LaBov & Beyond and our marketing communications folks who have created a tremendous culture. We have a very open, transparent environment and it has been created by our people.