All posts tagged: startup

Culture Spotlight: Hadas of WEB3

Healthy corporate cultures and inclusive working environments don’t happen by accident. Companies that get it right have figured out the questions many of our community members ask us daily.  How do you actually build a healthy corporate culture?  Where do you begin?  How do you scale initiatives in a growing company with a new (sometimes international) workforce? In short, there’s no silver bullet to creating an enriching place to work.  But in many cases of great work cultures, there is a champion – a leader who sets the troops in motion.  We came across such a leader at the company WEB3 – Hadas Atzitz, happiness manager.   WEB3 group specializes in digital media and develops advanced online marketing solutions.  An innovative company at heart, WEB3 works constantly to develop new and unique technologies which serve the world’s leading tech and consumer goods companies. Pitaya had a great time chatting with Hadas Atzitz on all things culture and employee development. Hadas, You joined the company when there were only 15 employees, and within a short period, …

How they Win. Lessons from the Tech Talent War Battlefield.

Article originally posted in Medium. Over the past few months, my partner and I entered over 70 stunning offices of successful, growing, hi-tech companies to interview the industry’s brightest minds one on one. Our purpose was to uncover the truth behind what makes a company truly sticky from an internal employee perspective, rather than who’s flaunting the cushiest bean bags and fancy espresso bar (though we’re massively impressed by the new wave of office design!) Our method centered around three lines of questioning for the following personas: HR, middle managers, & individual contributors. We focused our research on intrinsic employee motivation within each company, and aimed to understand the factors that lead those employees to stay, or move companies. Like foam rising to the top, we heard the same sentiments echoing across an overwhelming majority of our research. It’s all about meaning, and it’s all about the manager. Those of us in the tech world understand that a company’s most precious intellectual property isn’t written in code. The key element of a company’s success (startup …