Why This Co-Founder Keeps His Calendars Public to His Employees

From client meetings to doctor appointments to family time, most things Sam Hodges does is public knowledge to his employees. All they have to do is check out his online calendar, which is set to “public” for employees. Why is this co-founder and managing director OK with letting others in on even his private life? Because at Funding Circle, Hodges says he fosters a “culture of openness and transparency.” Throughout his career as an entrepreneur, Hodges had many leadership experiences. “Over the years I've learned how important it is to continually communicate and reinforce the company's mission and values,” Hodges says. “They can’t just be words on the wall or in a slide deck. They must be brought to life and connected in a meaningful way with employees’ day-to-day experiences.”


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