The famous singer Frank Sinatra was very candid when he made this insightful observation, he reportedly said that throughout the entire span of his career, if at all he had paid attention to something really well, it was paying rapt attention to each and every note, every single word, he sang, and the most remarkable thing he said was, if for some reason he was unable to project the same on to his listeners, he simply failed in his task.
This is the work ethic of one of the most popular as well as influential musical artists of his century. When you ponder over the things that make a workplace an ideal one, well a Google search does throw interesting ideas but they are more on the lines of what an organization is really looking for in a prospective candidate. The kind of questions that an interviewer throws up are indicative of the organization trying to gauge whether or not you are going to be the right fit with the organizational culture and their work ethos. Come to think of it, as a working professional, we do expect the best of benefits from the organization we work for; in fact we seek them solely on the basis of what they offer and their standing in the market place.
In fact lots of aspects pertaining to culture, compensation, benefits, and most of all the people are representative of the overall brand value of that place and are governed by the organization itself at its end. This does not mean the ball is in their court– all the time, a lot of responsibility for making a workplace great lies with the employees themselves, the environment they create, their interactions with each other. When one keenly observes the workings of the corporate world, and assesses situations, one finds that it always takes two to tango, this necessitates, keeping a keen eye and heeding our interactions, maintain our poise while we go about networking, these are sacrosanct.
Larger Scheme of Things
When you look at the larger scheme of things, these seemingly insignificant elements turn out to be of great import, they hold intrinsic value. Essentially these happen to be the pillars, the bedrock on which the edifice of the ideal workplace stands tall. Doing a good job, great work is all expected and part of the equation, there are other dimensions to it, they go on to augment your efforts.
Well none of the preceding things is rocket science in any respect. So the take home message is to take a holistic view and take a hard look at all of these factors as a singular entity, as a whole, in order to ensure our actions surely go ahead and culminate, into making the workplace, with which we associate ourselves wholeheartedly an ideal one. Sure there would be impediments in your way but they should not take you astray from your avowed goal of creating the workplace of your dreams, the ideal one, that you set out to create in the first place.