Life at a start-up is dynamic, sometimes chaotic and muddled. Every day presents new challenges that the employees tackle efficiently and effectively. Running through a week piled up with work is taxing and as the weekend nears the office animates with the weekend plans. But for any company to function right it becomes necessary for start-ups like us to keep their employees engaged. The word ‘engagement’ for us means a lot more than team building activities. It is a constant process that includes creating a supportive work environment and pushing the boundaries of work by constantly challenging the employees and giving them opportunities to learn.
We are very proud of our employee retention rate which is almost 100%, there are things we follow to keep that rate consistently high.
1) Flat organisation
Keeping the employees involved in the decision making process and giving each and every employee a considerable chunk of responsibility critical to the functioning of the company is how we define our work environment. We hardly have any layers within the organisation. The employees are given the utmost freedom to experiment creatively and technically during the development phase of the product.
2) Promoting synchronisation
A ship sails smoothly on the seas only when the crew does their duty effectively and in sync with each other. The development of a product, marketing and sales are only effectual when the team is synchronised to the goal. The teams meet regularly to list out the intricacies that follow the development, marketing and how we can tackle the same.
3) Celebrating the smallest of things
A birthday celebration or a team lunch party or celebrating farewell’s with our interns, we celebrate the smallest of the things in the company. There are days when a mountain of work piles up, but there are also days when we wallow in downtime.
4) Making best use of the time and resources
In a start-up resources are scarce and time scarcer, we have to make sure that the work that we plan for a certain week does not spill into other. We aim to reach checkpoints weekly before reaching our monthly goals.
5) It is not always about work
We go for company picnics, revel in Garba celebrations and participate in carom tournaments. We believe in working hard but when it comes to occasions as such we don’t hold ourselves back.
A company functions right when the employees are enthusiastic and dedicated towards the work and the vision the company aims to achieve. In a microwork environment of a start-up employee recognition also plays an important role, it is the peers within the team that inspire each other. Pay1 has a conducive work environment, the employees here are extremely passionate about their work and are eager to learn more and deliver better every time they come to work.