The Company House is about aligning your desires, values and motivation with what is important to the company. You find out if the goals of the company match your personal ones. It is not so nice for both sides if you have to bend or work against your own convictions. In the long run, it makes you unhappy and you can’t achieve what you would be capable of under different circumstances.
For example, if you are very concerned about the environment and the cafeteria only has plastic dishes that are thrown away, this could become a problem for you in the long run. Of course, this has nothing to do with your work, but internally you will distance yourself and this will have an impact.
For this I have developed the company house. It is based on the family house from systemic consulting. I find it fitting because, after all, we spend a lot of time at work and several people with different needs come together. Almost like in a family.
The company house is meant to help you see if your current or potential employer is a good fit for you.
First, I would like to explain the method. In the company house there are different rooms, with different tasks. It is a sample house, which means that one of the rooms may not fit your situation. That’s ok, because everyone has different needs, so it’s no problem to adapt the house to your needs. But be careful, don’t adapt it only because it is more difficult to describe the room, or you are afraid of it!
The house consists of 5 rooms, which I would like to describe to you here.
In the roof you will find the company itself, with all its values, vision and mission. Next, there is a room for your department or team. The second room on the top floor is about your professional network. Finally, on the first floor, we have your direct supervisor and yourself.
You can find out what is important in each room by downloading the worksheet.