The Florida Business Observer published an article about our recent strides in business improvement. The past year has been an incredibly productive journey for CNP, and we’ve learned a lot about how to service our clients better and keep everyone on this boat of ours rowing in the same direction. From the article:

“We realized we were at a point that we needed to have more structure and discipline,” says Nikdel. “There wasn’t clarity on who is accountable for what.”

Now Winter Haven-based Clark/Nikdel/Powell has regular leadership team meetings, 10-year goals are mapped out in detail and each employee clearly knows the firm’s priorities. “We are evolving with the times,” he says.

The company’s core values have evolved, too, and now include: a sense of ownership; demand more from themselves; humble competence; continuous improvement; and a balance of work and life.

In addition to solidifying accountability and our core values we’ve also been working on making CNP the best place to work in our area:

The values are a core reason why word has spread that Clark/Nikdel/Powell is one of the best places to work in Winter Haven. One piece of evidence comes in the 24-employee firm’s low turnover rate. Perks those employees receive are Silicon Valley-esque and include a flexible schedule, open vacation policy, bonus plans and 100 percent paid health care coverage. And on any given sunny afternoon you’ll most likely find some employees at the park across the street, taking a break and playing Frisbee.

Having a hip working environment helps retain employees, too. Last year the company expanded its office and renovated an empty space next door in a 1920s-era building. The revamped office has brick walls and original wood flooring, as well as an open plan workspace and loads of natural light.

Check out the whole article here.