Company Culture

    • Making Dreams Come True at AP Summit

      “Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first.” – Simon Sinek, Start With Why For most AP employees, our annual “Summit,” where we gather everyone together in the Boston area for a few days of intense collaboration, communication and celebration, is an eye-opening experience.

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    • Street Culture: ‘OKRs’ and Omotenashi Lead the Culture at Button

      OKRs – that’s “Objectives and Key Results” – are one of the drivers of culture at deep-linking software company Button. “OKRs are a major influencer to recruiting, internal interactions, how we onboard new employees, everything,” says Stephanie Mardell, Button’s head of people, in an interview with Street Fight.

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    • 5 Ways to Engage Remote Employees in Wellness Programs

      From nap pods and on-site chefs to life coaches and gym memberships, corporate wellness programs run the gamut. The popularity of Wellness programs has risen significantly over the past few years. Today, over 70 percent of U.S. employers currently offer a general wellness program, up from 58 percent in 2008, according to SHRM’s “2015 Employee Benefits” research report.

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  • Street Culture: Life at Boxed Means “Do The Right Thing”

    … has now gotten some other brand partners interested, and Boxed could start doing themed sponsorship boxes in the future from possibly NFL or Star Wars. Burack and Emily Kalen, digital media strategy, say the stickers are small, simple, and fun, something that everyone understands and helps create a sense of community between the customers and the Boxed team. “I did one,” Kalen says. “I turned my box into a castle.” April Nowicki is a staff writer at Street Fight. …

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  • AP Employee Spotlight: Sarah Johnson

    … hand and say something. Our culture truly fosters and rewards innovation. Be open and honest with yourself and your team, and ready to give and get feedback, both positive and constructive. At AP, we understand that this is key to our success as individuals and a company. The post AP Employee Spotlight: Sarah Johnson appeared first on Acceleration Partners. …

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  • Street Culture: Hooch Expansion Reveals Value in Multi-Function Employees

    … ambassador program.” It’s an attitude, he says, and the capacity to do different things with little direction. “It’s always a lot of tasks, and in the startup world I just look for people who have a really good multitude of skills, or at least someone with the right kind of attitude who is able to take more responsibility on to their plate,” Dai says. April Nowicki is a contributor at Street Fight. …

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  • Street Culture: Blind References Help Weed Out Drama at Zaius

    …, which was acquired by NetSuite. So Gally is no stranger to the challenges that come with startups, and cites a number of elements about company culture that he says Zaius works continually to sustain. “In the hiring process, we often use the terms ‘smart, hungry, and humble,’” he says. “This notion of being humble is really a critical component…

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  • Why I sent $500 to an Employee’s Mom

    … her daughter (our employee) shared: Dear _______, My name is Emily Tetto and I am the Director of Talent & Culture at Acceleration Partners. I wanted to thank you for encouraging your daughter, ___________, to apply for our Associate position here at Acceleration Partners. She told me how you first heard of Acceleration Partners after seeing…

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  • At Liftoff, a Classic Formula for Company Culture

    … A 4.9 rating on Glassdoor is impressive. It’s the rating that mobile app marketing and targeting company Liftoff has earned, and it might be the best Glassdoor rating of all the companies that have ever been featured on Street Culture since spring 2015. It’s just one metric measuring a formula of company values, employee sentiment…

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  • Business Growth: Recruiting for Cultural Fit

    … is whether someone is truly passionate about the role and the company. Jassal believes this characteristic is the greatest indicator of future success. It ultimately benefits everyone involved: Recruiting candidates really is a two way process that should benefit both the candidate and the company hiring. Save The post Business Growth: Recruiting for Cultural Fit appeared first on GrowMap. …

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  • Street Culture: A New Way to Keep Score at CrowdOptic

    … doesn’t subscribe to those methods now, it’s not like his team is running around the country with no understanding of the way business works. “Just don’t sue each other,” he says. “Don’t sue your co-founders. I think there is a really human and elegant way to do business.” It’s a new way to keep score. It’s not just about the size or the scope of the company, success is also about the cohesiveness and longevity of a team, and how they treat other people. April Nowicki is a contributor at Street Fight. …

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  • Street Culture: A Look at the Spinoff Culture at Conichiwa

    … A spinoff company from a larger mothership might already have culture built in. At Conichiwa, a Berlin-based proximity agency and beacon company, that’s not quite what is happening. With seven employees, Conichiwa is tasked with finding location-based solutions for aviation, banking, retail, and healthcare industries – breaking away from…

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  • How to Lead Versus Manage, to Improve Your Team’s Success

    … because it was the right thing to do,” rather than feel the need to ask for permission. To create the right conditions for success, employees need to understand where the business is going and how they should behave, to lead by example. Your core values inform your company culture; and including the team in creating those values can help workers feel…

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  • Street Culture: Metrics for a Global Community

    …, that culture and purpose are nice to have, but the primary focus needs to be on the business model and the market and ultimately driving profit and shareholder value. And what I would say to that is that the world is changing. It’s changing quickly, and any business leader that is ignoring the broader role of the corporation or the organization in the wider world, A. they have their head in the sand, and B. they’re missing a massive, massive opportunity.” April Nowicki is a contributor at Street Fight. …

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  • Street Culture: Taking Estimote’s ‘No Barriers’ Culture Literally

    … In a conference room, a sign on the wall says, “This is a no bullshit zone”. At beacon company Estimote, people are trying to take that statement extremely literally. The company’s mission is to build a new operating system for the physical world, and to get there the team needs zero bullshit. Culture is far too important to leave to chance…

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  • Finding Work/Life Harmony with the Power of One

    … spectrum. I call this harmony; harmony in our work and in our lives outside work. To learn more about this concept and how AP’s culture supports its team members’ ability to bring harmony into their work and personal lives, check out our Careers page. The post Finding Work/Life Harmony with the Power of One appeared first on Acceleration Partners. …

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