Manage your energy and people will manage themselves
Last night Zuto was announced as the 18th Best Mid-sized Company to Work For the in the UK and today, across our sites in Macclesfield and Manchester, we’re celebrating the first ever Best Companies Day.
We’ve been in business for 10 years next week and for my co-founder, Ryan, and I, this milestone sums up everything we were trying to achieve from day one.
Car Loan 4U – as we were back then – was all about delivering a great customer experience and being a fun place to work. We knew if we could got these ingredients right, we’d have the perfect recipe for success...I’m proud to say, it’s one thing we’ve done well from the outset!
You’ll have probably heard a lot about ‘human energy’ in the workplace - I’ll go on record to say that finding the right working environment for your people is far better than any monetary reward and that’s true for both the employer and the employee.
Here’s why…you can’t train someone to do their best, they have to want to be that for themselves. For them to want to do this, people have to feel free to voice their opinion and have the autonomy to make their own decisions. This fosters respect for colleagues and the desire to share in the same vision.
I can honestly say that I get as much satisfaction from a great day’s trading as I do when I receive positive feedback from Zutonites who are enjoying the work they’re involved in.
We live and breathe by seven beliefs here at Zuto:
Does it help the customer?
Remove hassle and stress when you see it
Do it differently – innovate, change and improve
Keep learning – knowledge is dynamite
Think big, we are here to make a dent in the world
Share what you’ve got
Don’t forget to make it fun
For us, it is all about empowering yourself to find a better way to do things. Culture is everything.
We’ve had our fair share of challenges over the last decade but we’ve been open and honest with our team of Zutonites throughout this journey and have always listened to what they’ve had to say. We’ll continue to do this, so that as we strive to deliver a world class car buying experience, we can also achieve the number one spot as the UK’s Best Company to Work For.