If there is one thing to envy from those golfers that every year play The Masters, that is that their workplace is an idyllic golf course. Certainly, you can assure that it’s the perfect office, but, what makes this golf course such a unique work environment? There are three key aspects that make Augusta National the perfect office:
Every inch of the course is examined to the smallest detail. If there is something that makes Augusta National different from any other golf course in the world, that is this absolute care about details. Their goal is to ensure, every year, a perfect course to play The Masters, convincing every golf aficionado that it’s worth treading that grass at least once in a lifetime. How many offices do you know that offer something similar? An office that is the dream workplace of every employee.
There is always a Plan B. Maintaining a perfect golf course is a very ambitious goal, and it’s almost impossible to achieve it at a 100%, specially having in considerations that it usually snows in the area a couple of months before The Masters takes place. However, that is not a problem and the Augusta National course always looks great. One of their tricks is to use sand patches dyed green in order to draw attention away from any flaw in the course. How many workplaces do you know where everything is under control and there is even a plan B ready to take care of any contingency?
Continuous improvement is always present in Augusta National. In addition to making each Masters’ edition unique, every year there is a plan to improve the course and to increase its management efficiency. Without continuous improvement, there is no future for The Masters and the Augusta National, or at least that is what you can tell by the changes conveyed every year by the managers of the tournament and the course. How many businesses are concerned about improving their facilities year on year in order to bear all the workload the best way possible?
At this point, the question is: how many workplaces in the world are like Augusta National? Probably not too many, you could even count them on the fingers of one hand. Nevertheless, businesses with nice workplaces and creative, collaborative environments are usually those that succeed in the long-term.
The are a lot of advantages, starting with the fact that a worker who feels comfortable at his workplace is usually a motivated worker, eager to get on his job every day, and much more productive than a worker with a worse working environment. In addition, if you have a unique working environment, the most talented workers will be willing to work at your business.
Let us go back to the idea of working at the Augusta National, who would not want to play in a golf course like that one for the rest of his life?