Core Values, #7: Happy/Weird – Being comfortable in the work environment, as well as having fun, has helped us be our most productive selves here at Head’n Home. We’re a bit weird here at Head’n Home Hats, but in the end we always end up with an extraordinary product that is beyond our expectations.
Recognizing a need to establish a group dynamic that would stand the test of time, we flew our team to Zappo’s to experience their company culture. We collected and applied ideas, and we continue to add our own sense of style. Making hats is a collaborative team effort. Without exception, each and every team member is treated with respect, and provided with quality materials, and the necessary tools to create their masterpiece. All work stations are designed to be comfortable and efficient, but that’s not a reason to take ourselves too seriously.
Let’s get weird! Our Company culture promotes a “Keeping it Weird” campaign, keeping things light and fun.
At Head’n Home Hats/American Hat Makers, our Keeping it Weird Committee plans monthly themed luncheons, including recognition for outstanding team members, and odd games. We are a celebratory group, celebrating any holiday (standard calendar holiday’s or fictitious ones).
The Keeping it Weird Committee is not alone in bringing good times to the workplace. The staff are full of surprises at every administrative level, keeping things light. We’re making hats, not performing open heart surgery.
“One day Garth called everything to a halt, loaded us up in cars, and we went to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. We rode the Giant Dipper a couple of times and came back to work”, said Retail Associate, Bruce Driggs. “It was awesome.”
Our festivities feature themes, and raffle prizes.
We’re big on high fives, and incurably competitive. In the heart of our facility, you’ll find the employee lounge. Foosball, air hockey, hoops, recliner chairs and plenty of friendly competition.
This kind of company culture is what makes the staff want to be here, working and playing in this fun environment, and giving their best talent back.
We’re proud to be making an American made product. We make it, we wear it, and we keep it weird.