As one of the leading software developers of the world, Adobe have been praised for the strong company culture they have grown over the years. From its humble beginnings in 1982, Adobe has grown into a multinational company, with over 13,500 employees. So what’s so special about Adobe’s culture? Let’s find out…
“Work hard, play hard”
Adobe know the importance of having fun. It takes centre stage in their company culture. There is a direct correlation between employees having fun at work and boosted motivation and productivity. It’s been argued that fun may be the single most important trait of a highly effective and successful organisation. Naturally, employees that enjoy their job will want to stay at the company for longer, which obviously works in Adobe’s favour.
Adobe use their culture as a recruitment tool and love to show off their happy and healthy employees with ‘Adobe Life’. They share images online with the hashtag #AdobeLife and even have a magazine which includes some of the highlights of the goings-on in Adobe.
This shows off the humans side of the brand and gets employees more personally involved in the company.
Adobe make no secret of the fact they have a very creative outlook when it comes to work. Adobe know that fostering their employees creativity and giving room for experimentation is the key to an innovative workforce. There are multiple reasons why creativity is important for a company. First off, it boosts productivity. It allows employees to work faster, and provide solutions in new and interesting ways. It also boosts employee morale – being creative at work is fun, and there’s nothing better than truly enjoying your job.
Freedom and Responsibility
One of Adobes top management techniques, is to not manage. Adobe make it clear that employees will not be micromanaged, but will have true responsibility and freedom with their work. Employees are given challenging projects and problems and given responsibility from day one – creating a trusting and innovative environment. Instilling trust in your work environment makes such a difference to employees.
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