Starting something new is exciting. It’s an adventure of sorts, a dive into the unknown – all that cheesy jazz. The reason I’m digging up these phrases is that I recently started a new job – or, more specifically, an internship at Roadmap. And sure, I was thrilled and all. But in all honesty, before my first day of work I was also scared to death and, therefore, stressed. Why? Well, I did not know what to expect.
The Roadmap workspace: leading by example
Turns out my fear of the unknown was unnecessary. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised. This week (my first), the Roadmap crew welcomed me with open arms, and I was introduced to an open working environment in which you are expected to do what you love. Because that’s how you add the most value. Every day, all team members sit down to have lunch together at one of the largest tables I’ve ever seen (seriously – it’s huge). Things can get hectic and a tad crazy over here, but that’s actually quite fun, and it motivates people to put in (more) effort.
And you know what? It works. See, I’ve only been here for a week and I’ve already posted my first blog. Every single thing we do at Roadmap demonstrates our firm belief that it’s incredibly beneficial for companies to take good care of their employees.
Take care of employees at home and abroad
As you probably know by now, we’ve incorporated this belief into our product. The Roadmap travel app offers companies an unprecedented way to take care of their employees on the road, whether they’re nearby or across the ocean. Combining all suppliers into one platform will save them both time and energy. Their travel program will be crisp and clear. What this means? Lower stress levels, higher productivity and motivation. The icing on the cake: you can personalize the app, so it meets every user’s needs.
Briefly put, happy employees are vital to a positive and productive working environment. If you have your own corporate travel app, your travelers will never get as worked up as I got before my first day at Roadmap. (That has changed since, in case you’re wondering – I’m pretty relaxed when going to work now.)