Over the years, I’ve dreamed of having the opportunity to put together a rockin’ team of the best people in their respective areas … and, then, to be able to create an environment where they could thrive and be fulfilled in what they do.
This week, we flew in our remote staff to Oklahoma City, where iThemes is based, for our first company retreat. It was the first time we were all in the same place and I got to see a glimpse of that dream of building a great team come true.
Along the way, I would put roles and responsibilities on my office writeboard of key personnel as we grew … I would dream of what those positions would look like and do and where they would help us go.
Often, I would put names next to those positions.
And now, I can say we’ve got all the core people to be able to do what we want to do — a base team to build a great, enduring, prospering company.