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SXSW Interactive 2016

Culture Shock: When Employees Like Going To Work

Long gone are the days of dull office jobs and monotonous careers at the same office for 20 years. Tech companies have shaken up company culture, rattling the concept of an office as a place of work to a place of collaboration, community, and big ideas. This isn’t just about yoga classes and free food – it’s about creating an environment that brings out the best in people. Zendesk and SurveyMonkey are two Silicon Valley companies growing rapidly in the fiercest job market in the country, and they’ve nailed the formula for creating a work environment where people actually want to show up and build big things.

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  1. What does it mean to have a great workplace culture and how do you build it?
  2. In the fast-paced tech world, how do you attract, keep, and develop talent for the long-term, when employee attention spans are at an all-time low?
  3. How do camaraderie, social good, and flexibility make the difference between a place of work and a brand that your employees can be proud of?


  • Becky Cantieri , Vice President, Human Resources, SurveyMonkey
  • Anne Raimondi , Senior Vice President, Operations at Zendesk, Zendesk


Lyla Rayyan, Assoc Account Exec, SutherlandGold Group

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  • Tags: culture, hiring, talent
  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Dual
  • Track: Work and Career
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate
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