MEET ALEX NEARY, PRESIDENT OF COMPANYWIDE, AN ONLINE PLATFORM THAT HELPS CONSTRUCTION WORKERS DOCUMENT THEIR CAREERS AND COMPANIES HIRE HIGH QUALITY WORKERS THROUGH AN EASY ONLINE SEARCH AND HIRING PLATFORM.
GH: WHAT IS YOUR COMPANY PHILOSOPHY DRIVING YOUR COMPANY CULTURE?
AN: First we seek to bring value to our customers. We do field testing every week, and question everything about every detail of our product. If we believe something can be done differently to bring value to our customers, or can be done better, then we work to make it better. We also hold ourselves responsible to each other, and are constantly looking to improve. We run the project using agile project management, so we make every effort to set achievable task deadlines and stick to those and do bi-weekly retrospectives to tell each other what we can do better as a company. Those improvements can be anything from “don’t hold meetings without an agenda set” to “how about we go bowling this week.”
The best advice we were given was to get out of the office. Our users are in the field. We drive out to construction sites every week and ask people to test our platform. We have been out as early as six in the morning meeting workers at Bruegger’s before they go to work. Those customer interviews have taught us things and brought us connections which would never have happened otherwise.