Y. Bruce Krinsky
Location: Cedarhurst, NY
Employees at Renegade Furniture Group work in an open office environment. “It helps stimulate conversation,” says Y. Bruce Krinsky. “It also doesn’t make anyone look like they’re too busy or not able to help someone.” Renegade also emphasizes teamwork. “You can accomplish more as a team, and that’s why we … have that collaborative environment,” says Krinsky. While Renegade is based in Long Island, it has facilities all across the world. To keep its dispersed workforce engaged, the company sends out weekly newsletters to all employees, whether they are sitting in Cedarhurst, Pakistan, the Philippines or China. Krinsky says Renegade views culture-related spending as an investment, not a cost. That’s why the company puts on a big annual get-together for employees.
“If you show people that you care about them, they care about the company.”