Our Company Culture

Blogs | August 23, 2018

POTOO wouldn’t see exponential growth throughout the past few years without the passion and drive of our employees. Although we look for candidates who come fully equipped with an excellent work ethic, POTOO strives to keep an upbeat atmosphere flowing throughout our office overlooking the serene landscape of Connecticut.

POTOO is a new and fast-growing company, where energy is the key to expansion. On track to becoming the fastest-growing company in Connecticut, POTOO is determined to make its workspace an environment where diversity, talent, and innovative thinking interact to meet success.

It’s important to build a workspace that promotes a passionate workforce. What builds passion is a genuine desire to progress in what you’re interested in. This can be achieved by surrounding yourself in an environment that is as enjoyable and developmentally stimulating as possible. A workspace not only establishes a standard for work ethic but allows a company to function in a collaborative way. If a workspace isn’t set up to encourage interaction, how productive can a company be? Would you want to work for a company where interaction was at a minimum, personal relationships weren’t formed, opinions weren’t valued and the office itself was dull? Probably not.

Without enthusiasm or energy, work-life can become bland quickly. When working becomes bland, productivity and motivation trickle down into a cycle detrimental to not only the company but employees themselves. Here at POTOO, the well-being of our employees is a priority, as they are what fuels the company.

So how exactly does POTOO make its work environment an enjoyable place that pushes these values?

Our Human Resources Manager explains, “POTOO’s company culture is unlike any other! We truly are a family and we welcome new team members with open arms and smiling faces. We are all about teamwork and our open floor plan definitely promotes collaboration and innovation. We believe that when employees feel personally connected to those they work with on a daily basis, it can make the utmost difference in the productivity and development of a company.”

Our Social Committee promotes teamwork and bonding during monthly birthday celebrations, off-site scavenger hunts, potluck picnics, mock Shark Tanks, and bowling adventures! This summer, we hosted World cup breakfasts and projected the games on our big screens! We also have music playing in the office and we hold semi-monthly lunches. We regularly host the Kona Ice truck as well. Our office is always jam-packed with events, which help establish a perfect balance between work and fun.

Not only is it important for a work environment to maintain a collaborative and cheerful mood to create drive within employees, but it also supports our recruiting efforts. We believe an office atmosphere is a key indicator of whether an individual finds a job appealing or not. It’s important for employees to feel as comfortable as possible when working in a fast-paced environment, which adds developmentally stimulating and productive attributes to an individual’s work ethic.

What attributes do you look for in a company culture?

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