by tom on February 23rd, 2012
The February 6th issue of Fortune magazine issue listed the 100 Best Companies to Work For and, in that issue, they profiled Salesforce.com and their CEO, Marc Benioff. There was a key sub-story that piqued my interest. When Salesforce acquired Rypple, a human resources software applications startup for millions less than the other suitors, one of two co-founders of Rypple, Daniel DeBow, explained that Marc Benioff, Salesforce’s CEO, “was the kind of person we could deliver our company and employees to… that we entrepreneurs could be up part of their family“. Family?
To me it looks like Salesforce.com leadership has mastered the elements that distinguish a family culture. From my perspective a few highlights:
How would you like to work there? It’s a family: everybody pitches in to take care of business, community and each other. And who embodies these attributes? Answer: Benioff, who upon learning of an employee’s need for a bone marrow match from their “Chatter” media, sent out his own Tweet for donors. Result? 350 responses to the matching registry. The employee is back at work today.Tags: caring leadership, inspired employees
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