SXSW Interactive 2015
Coding Culture: Programming a Best Place to Work
So many companies claim to have great "culture" or work/life balance, but culture is not made merely by the presence of a ping pong table or a kegerator. Culture is more than just a "perk" for employees, it’s what attracts the very best talent, and keeps them for years. How often do you see a startup or tech company lose its best programmer or sales person and have to start over from scratch? And what can you do to build a truly great place to work that retains employees? Laura Love has built a successful creative agency that has won cultural awards every year since its inception in 2001 - including Outside Magazine's #1 Best Place to Work in 2013. In this session, Love will cover low-to-no cost actions as well as investments to be made in your organization's culture, and will discuss how to build a business with culture at the forefront, not only because that is what today's workforce demands, but because when done right, it can drive an extremely successful business.
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- How can I put culture at the forefront of everything we do at our company while also being profitable and successful?
- What does today's employee want when it comes to office culture, and how can I provide it without severely impacting my bottom line?
- What are some cost effective things we can do at our office to improve company culture?
- What are some long-term investments I can make to improve my company's culture?
- Why does company culture matter? How does it impact success?
- Laura Love, Founder and Chief Cultural Officer, GroundFloor Media
Jim Licko, Vice President, GroundFloor Media