Peter J. Morandi
Location: New York, NY
“What makes our corporate culture successful is the wonderful teamwork displayed on a day-to-day basis,” says Peter J. Morandi. “We aim to nurture a positive work-life balance for our staff, giving them the flexibility they need to succeed.” Morandi says his diverse team comes together through Eastman Cooke Construction’s support of philanthropic organizations like Contractors for Kids and Queens Center for Progress. What’s more, Eastman Cooke maintains an open-door policy, and Morandi says this helps employees build meaningful relationships with their teams and leaders. Eastman Cooke’s small size allows its teams to go on quarterly outings, like boat trips and sporting events. At the office, employee recognition is a key element of the company’s culture, with regular “shout-outs” that shine a light on high-performing employees.
“While team building is an extraordinary way to strengthen engagement and employees’ self-confidence, it also fuels a competitive spirit, sharpening productivity and time management skills to meet project deadlines. The activities paint a deeper picture of everyone’s role at the company, furthering greater understanding and respect among colleagues and management.”