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Trying to figure out how to build a top-notch team at your startup? Check out Shawn Overcast's latest article.
You have a million things to consider when investing your startup’s money. Developing your product is just the beginning. Then come the marketing, sales, and accounting considerations. But throughout all this, you can’t overlook the single most important financial consideration: your team. Shawn Overcast, managing director at gothamCulture, explains.
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, you’ve probably noticed there are no shortage of applications out there offering relief from your people-related woes. These apps offer everything from employee engagement, to company culture, to stakeholder communications and pulse surveying and peer feedback in order to solve a wide breadth of people-related challenges in your organization.

But, where to start?
There are a lot of culture and engagement apps out there to meet a wide variety of needs, and it can be quite overwhelming to figure out the most appropriate solution, or suite of solutions, for your organization. Here are a few things to consider.
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When Bill Sandbrook took over as CEO of U.S. Concrete in 2011, he stepped into an organization that was hobbling out of bankruptcy and struggling to survive. But after 5 short years, the company is more profitable than ever. Here's how he turned things around.
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Imagine your business perfecting a method of working that allows you to enhance your performance exponentially faster than your competitors. One that helps keep your talent informed, engaged, and helps foster an open, collaborative culture that drives significant performance gains.

In tech this isn’t a dream, it’s happening via DevOps.
Imagine your business perfecting a method of working that allows you to enhance your performance exponentially faster than your competitors. In tech this isn’t a dream, it’s happening via DevOps, the most recent evolution of working, and it’s something that the industry has increasingly been moving toward over the last few years.
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Finding ways to engage your team in ways that allow for collective learning about what works and what doesn't is beneficial in helping to solidify how work gets done in startups.
It doesn’t take a genius to realize that it’s going to take more than a beer keg and an in-house masseuse to drive sustained performance of your startup. What can you do to shape a more meaningful culture for your rapidly growing company?
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The war on talent. What if, rather than doing everything possible to keep people no matter what, you took an alternative approach? That’s exactly what Rami Essaid, co-founder and CEO of Distil Networks, has done.
What if, rather than doing everything possible to keep people no matter what, you took an alternative approach to employee retention?
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As most any business leader will tell you, change can be tough. Leading change in large, established organizations can be downright painful.

This shouldn’t be surprising. Well-established organizations have developed a certain level of cultural “inertia”—a certain way of doing things that has served them well for many years. And this may be all the more true in heavily regulated industries, like banking and finance.
How are large, established corporations able to adapt and evolve to compete in today's rapidly changing business environment? I sat down with Westpac New Zealand's Dawie Olivier to learn how he fueled the company's digital transformation by starting with culture.
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As organizations evolve their ways of working to drive innovation and speed to market, a reliance on technology to automate the more transactional aspects of work makes sense. But organizations don’t embrace new technologies because they exist.
What are the benefits and risks associated with this rapid adoption and reliance on digital communication tools in the workplace? I spoke with Brigette McInnes-Day, EVP of HR at SAP, and Taylor Wallace, co-founder of WeVue, to find out.
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For many rapidly-growing organizations, hiring the best talent available is priority number one. But when done poorly, your recruiting process can cost your company more than you might expect.
All too often, the pressures of filling open positions can tempt hiring managers to cut corners in terms of culture fit in order to keep up with the growth curve. To make matters worse, the recruiting processes that have been the staple of organizational life for decades seem to serve as their own barrier to finding the best quality talent for your organization.
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Adding a pinch of horseshoes, a dab of bocce and a sprinkle of lawn bowling, Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Matt Butler created the unique and challenging new game, Rollors, that's putting a new twist to summer bbqs.
Lieutenant Colonel Matt Butler spends most of his time serving as mission crew commander of an Air Force Joint Stars E8C air-to-ground radar aircraft. But he's also the creator of what the Wall Street Journal referred to as one of the “best new lawn games you’ve never heard of.”
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Doug Bewsher, CEO of Leadspace, spent some time with me recently to share some tips on how to scale and evolve organizational culture at a tech startup.
How can rapidly growing companies scale and evolve their cultures while maintaining the things that have worked for them so far? How can startups adopt other aspects of operating that allow them to sustain themselves at scale?
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Until a few years ago, saying the “culture”-word around tech types was likely to be met with an eye roll and a prompt end to the conversation. This certainly isn’t the case anymore and it’s due, in large part, to increasing awareness that the tech industry is collectively living through some significantly disruptive transformations.
DevOps as a cultural shift within the tech community calls into question the fundamental bedrocks of how work used to be done in order to remain competitive in today’s rapidly evolving business environment.
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  • James Caldwell high school
    1988 - 1992
  • University of Delaware
    Psychology, 1992 - 1996
  • Montclair state university
    I/O Psychology, 1998 - 2001
  • Walden University
    Organizational Psychology, 2010 - 2013
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