A good work relationship is very important. Employees always want a network to belong to and become even better when such a network is in their place of work. The CEO of Chopper Trading knows this too well. In an article published on the smart business website on 1st April 2011, he is quoted as a person who supports good work relationships. The CEO, Raj Fernando has created an environment where employees connect with each other after their long day at work.
He believes that sharp brains that would make the company more money are less important compared to the one who can make others laugh. With such work environment, employees tend to be engaged more, and more engagement results increased productivity. According to Fernando, a pleasant environment is very crucial in the workplace. Employees could catch up on the things that happened at the office. They get to know what each other is going through outside the office. Managers are able to bond with their team members and learn the things that happen behind their back.
Fernando believes that the ability to bond well with employees is the “A” grade that employers should look for in their employees. Nobody wants to be a member of a team with extraordinary individuals. They all want to be part of an extraordinary team. That is a fact that Chopper trading boss has confirmed since he founded the company.
About Raj Fernando
Fernando holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and History from Beloit College. He became a volunteer at Chicago Mercantile exchange, while still in college. It is from the securities exchange firm that he worked hard and got promoted to various positions, before joining the board of trade. In 2002, he started his own company, Chopper Trading. He propelled the company to success and employed over 250 workers. It traded on ICAP-Broketek, ICE, LSE, NASDAQ, and CME among others.
His leadership style has seen him support many ventures to success. His participation was very instrumental in the prosperity of the US commodity trading futures commission. Fernando supports numerous philanthropic activities. He serves on the committee of some of the organizations doing charity work.