On November 2, 2015, I arrived at Lawline for my first day of work. I knew that I’d be attending a week-long orientation, but otherwise, I had no idea what to expect. I was nervous and hoped that my first day would go well.
I was immediately put at ease the moment I walked through the door. Ann, who sits at our front desk, greeted me warmly with a smile and welcoming words as soon as I entered. She took it upon herself to show me around the office and make me feel comfortable. Soon afterwards, our orientation began. Much of the first day was comprised of current Lawline staff members sitting with us and sharing what each department does. David Schnurman, our CEO, presented early in the day. He spent an hour with us discussing a little bit about the company’s history, but also sharing many of his ideas, including strategies not just for success, but also for happiness. During his presentation, he explained Lawline’s core values – Care, Create, Act, Grow, and Play. I was moved. First of all, many organizations do not even have core values. (more…)