How to do Right by Your Employees

“If you’re not a good manager, find someone who is.”

An early team (and extras) photo in the second Raft office

If you do need to layoff people, or downsize in some way, be honest and open about what happened moving forward. I’ve found too many companies will obscure and obfuscate what happened because they will only see growth as positive. Companies may need to constrict for a variety of reasons. I’ve met people who had to lay off people and twelve months later have directly lied to me saying they never did it. I’ve always thought humility goes further than pretending to be the best.

Joe Fletcher talking with Prima in the new office



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