Location: Charlotte, NC
Though Wooden Robot Brewery is a young company, culture has already started to play a significant role in its growth. For the brewery, culture starts with focusing on respect for both customers and employees. Staff members enjoy flexible schedules and above-market pay, and in return, they make sure that each guest has an outstanding experience at the taproom. This attitude starts from the top down, says Joshua Patton. “Empowering your employees and ensuring that they have the tools to succeed are critical, but you truly have to provide people the opportunity to … take ownership of their roles,” he says. What’s more, Wooden Robot is dedicated to being environmentally friendly, and employs a water recycling process in addition to providing its spent grain to local farmers.
“Building bonds … with your coworkers leads to a much more enjoyable work experience and helps people strike a healthy work-life balance.”