posted on 11/04/2013 23:34http://firstround.com/article/How-Dave-Goldberg-of-SurveyMonkey-Built-a-Billion-Dollar-Business-and-Still-Gets-Home-By-5-30 →
Goldberg leaves work at 5:30 PM every day to spend time with his family. While he does get back online after he puts his children to bed after 8:00 PM, he sets an example that makes it easier for the company to build and maintain its workforce. A CEO who spends time with his family every day demonstrates to other employees who have families that it’s okay to be home for dinner and live a life outside the office. All too often leadership teams say “work-life balance” is important and it’s okay to be home with your family for dinner – but they in fact do just the opposite. If you, as a CEO, want to shape the culture and build a workplace with a diverse team, you need to prove it with your actions.