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Your Brand Story Should Be Present in Every Part of your Organization

By | May 17, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Effective use of online branding can separate an industry leader from an organization that never quite fulfills its potential. It’s your way of communicating what you’re all about to your customers and distinguishing your company from the many competitors online. But in the drive…

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What Makes some Teams Better than Others

By | May 12, 2015 at 8:00 am

Putting together a team that will work and grow together is tough. Are there certain factors that help people work together more effectively? According to business leader and author Margaret Heffernan, there is one essential ingredient that makes some teams better than others: social capital….

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John Oliver’s Funny, Yet Sad Look at the Parental Leave System

By | May 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm

HBO’s late night host John Oliver offers viewers reality checks on a weekly basis. During this week’s show, Oliver brought up a serious issue silently plaguing corporate America: Our country’s archaic parental leave system and its shortcomings. Supportive parental leave policies are important if we want to keep women…

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5 Tips for Maintaining Startup Culture When Growing

By | May 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm

As a startup begins to find success, growth of the company is sure to follow. This unavoidable growth means more people, more customers, and more money. Holding on to your startup culture, however, can get lost in the rush to expand and to meet the…

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4 Signs Your Rockstar Employee Is an Asshole

By | May 6, 2015 at 9:00 am

Every startup needs a “no assholes” policy – a commitment to fire (or not hire) anyone who is disruptive, acts like a diva, and clashes with the culture. You’d think this would be obvious, but it’s not – we make excuses for these people…

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The Science Behind the Watercooler Break

By | May 4, 2015 at 10:29 am

Thanks to remote work and freelancing, the office watercooler break is no longer as ubiquitous as it once was. We take breaks by surfing Facebook, watching YouTube videos, or breaking out our Kindles (or is that just me?). But science gives us some compelling…

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41 Startups Share How They Motivate Their Teams

By | Apr 30, 2015 at 8:26 pm

What is the best way to motivate your employees? According to a recent survey conducted by TechnologyAdvice, more than 30 percent of those surveyed consider flexible schedules and the option for remote work as the top perk that people desire from employers. In the…

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10 Rituals for Remote Teams

By | Apr 29, 2015 at 10:00 am

Remote teams have freedom and flexibility, but they’re also at risk for disconnection and discontent. But because you don’t see your team in person, these problems can linger unnoticed and impact productivity and morale. Our team at Tech.Co is mostly remote, and we have…

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Why Tech Founders Should Always Put Family First

By | Apr 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm

I recently read an interesting post by Devon McDonald of OpenView on how tech companies should help employees find a healthy work-family balance. McDonald has been able to find a balance thanks to OpenView’s work culture of always putting family first. In fact, companies should encourage both women and men…

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8 Entrepreneurs Share Their Rituals for Happy Meetings

By | Apr 1, 2015 at 11:00 am

Are happy meetings an oxymoron? Not if you take a cue from these startups and their awesome meeting rituals. Our hatred of meetings is longstanding and, honestly, cliche at this point. GiveMore, for example, surveyed 1,600 people and enumerated our top 10 meeting frustrations….

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5 Ways to Make Your Startup Culture More Loving

By | Mar 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm

When we talk about startup culture, we often talk about “fun” – that’s where ping pong, happy hours, and silly mascots come in. But fun can be superficial, especially when there aren’t strong values underpinning it. What type of culture will help startup employees survive…

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Company Values Guide You through Those Harder Situations

By | Mar 4, 2015 at 10:00 am

In the startup world, we’re constantly talking about the importance of company culture. We define our corporate values and put them on t-shirts and posters all over our offices. But company cultural values don’t mean much until you find yourself in real life situations…

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3 Ways Social Network Use Can Be Positive at Work

By | Jan 31, 2015 at 10:00 am

It is common for people to think that social network use in the office is wrong because it will distract employees from their duties. While this can be true in some cases, there are some situations where they can actually be (very) positive for the…

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5 Entrepreneurial Lessons from Interning at ‘The Colbert Report’

By | Dec 26, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Back in 2008, then-college junior Ben Goldman interned The Colbert Report for a semester. Goldman is currently the chief creative at Qork, a startup whose upcoming mobile app aims to connect users with anything and everything happening in the local area – from news from…

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First “Bionic” Pop Artist Viktoria Modesta Launches Music Video

By | Dec 15, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Forget what you know about disability and meet Viktoria Modesta, the world’s first bionic pop artist. The singer, whose left leg amputated when she was 20, unveiled a new music video this week taking the media by storm as she fronts the Born Risky Campaign….

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Your Employees Are Secretly Unhappy

By | Dec 9, 2014 at 8:00 am

Henry David Thoreau told us that “the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” Could that also be said of your employees? TINYpulse is a tool for companies to get anonymous weekly feedback through employee surveys. After collecting over 200,000 responses from over 500…

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Keeping Connected with a Distributed Team: Poshly CEO on Biocoastal Harmony

By | Dec 5, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Doreen Bloch, CEO of Poshly. headquartered in New York, submitted this story to us to illustrate how important it is for her team to stay connected after opening a second office in San Francisco. While there are many benefits to operating out of two…