Much Shelist Named a Top Workplace: A Good Business Culture Doesn’t Happen By Accident
In early November, the Chicago Tribune selected Much Shelist as one of the city’s top workplaces of 2012. This recognition is certainly appreciated, but particularly meaningful because it is based on the opinions of our attorneys and staff. Nearly 90% of our firm completed anonymous surveys on the qualities that help define our organization–the opportunities for growth, open exchange of information, work environment, management style, benefits and other resources.
This honor validates what we experience and strive for every day: a collaborative and open culture that everyone goes to great lengths to enhance and protect. As is the case at any company, it is challenging to describe the inner-workings of an organization to those outside of it, but I can tell you that we enjoy coming to work each day; demonstrate respect and appreciation for each other; care deeply about the work we do for our clients and the community we serve; and are inspired and excited to go the extra mile because it’s simply what we do.
A premier client experience is a further reflection of our workplace experience. We believe that our positive culture sets us apart and fosters the trust and confidence of our clients. As we continue to grow, we are mindful to search for and welcome new attorneys and staff who share the personal and professional characteristics that enhance our firm and contribute to great relationships with our clients and with each other.
Our success is certainly not accidental. It requires the same commitment, investment and focus that is necessary to sustain lasting attorney-client relationships. And while we are pleased to be named one of Chicago’s top workplaces–as all successful business owners know–maintaining this good standing takes ongoing and continuous effort. I can assure you that as we aspire to make Much Shelist a great place to work, we are working equally hard at providing our best work every single day for all of our clients.