Support a Positive Team and Family Spirit while Creating Fun and a Little Weirdness

3. Support a Positive Team and Family Spirit while Creating Fun and a Little Weirdness

At Cornerstone Select Properties, we place a lot of emphasis on our culture because we are both a team and a family.

We want to create an environment that is friendly, warm, and exciting. Also, one of the things that makes Cornerstone Select Properties different from a lot of other companies is that we value being fun and being a little weird. We don’t want to become one of those big companies that feels corporate and boring. We want to be able to laugh at ourselves. We look for both fun and humor in our daily work.

We also want the company to have a unique and memorable personality. Our company culture is what makes us successful, and in our culture, we believe that when you combine a little weirdness with making sure everyone is also having fun at work, it ends up being a win-win for everyone: Employees are more engaged in the work that they do, and the company as a whole becomes more innovative.

We are able to maintain a positive team spirit by ensuring we continue working together as a team. The best team members take initiative when they notice issues so that the team and the company can succeed. They also take ownership of issues and collaborate with other team members whenever challenges arise.

The best team members have a positive influence on one another and everyone they encounter. They strive to eliminate any kind of cynicism and negative interactions. They strive to create harmony with each other and with everyone else they come in contact with.

The best leaders are those who lead by example and are both team followers as well as team leaders. We believe that, in general, the best ideas and decisions are made from the bottom up, meaning by those who are on the front lines and closest to the issues and/or the customers.

The role of a manager is to remove obstacles and enable his/her direct reports to succeed. This means the best leaders are servant-leaders. They serve those they lead. They take the time to understand their teams challenges and then provide their team with the right tools to do their job then get out of their way and trust they will do what’s needed.

While we continue to work as a team we must also give each other the freedom to make mistakes and then provide the support to correct them. By doing so we can learn, grow and succeed both personally and professionally.

We believe that the best teams are those that not only work with each other but also interact with each other outside the office environment.

We are more than just a team though — we are a family. We watch out for each other, care for, and go above and beyond for each other because we believe in, and we trust each other. We work together, but we also play together. Our bonds go far beyond the typical “co-worker” relationships found at most other companies.