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People Geekly: #76

Issue No. 76, brought to you by Culture Amp
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"If you don't build your DREAM someone else will hire you to help them build theirs. #leadership #inspiration #motivation.. "

PRof. Natasha Bowman  (@mylifeiswork)
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Irene Huhulea shares her story of quitting a job and how it parallels the emotions experienced during a romantic breakup. Though she was admittedly burnt out from stress and had carefully deliberated the decision, she still had strong feelings of love for her co-workers. As companies focus more on building a strong workplace culture, it can be harder to move on. She found that companies offering “alumni networks” help ex-employees stay connected and found peace. 

What are highly-engaged companies most vocal about? There are big differences in word use between low and high-engaged companies even before in-depth analysis. One thing is for sure: highly-engaged workforces are more concerned with "people" than any other topic besides "work". 

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Career Planning in a Flat Organization (8 min)

As companies move away from traditionally structured hierarchies into “flat” organizations, the the career ladder becomes the jungle gym. Flat orgs need to have different methods of career development to keep employees engaged. Using challenges, not promotions, as motivation is a way for employees to try something new in their role or move to another. Four more ideas along with specific techniques from Spotify and Google are discussed. 

Netflix, Asana, Buffer, Google, and Clef are highlighted as companies making moves towards more diverse and inclusive workplaces. One notable takeaway from Clef’s CEO when it comes to creating such an environment: is “I always say I’ve never seen a company turn it around. I think you have to start from day one.” Read the complete article for insight on each company’s diversity initiatives. 

Jessica Livingston, co-founder of Y Combinator shares what she has learned about success from watching over 1,000 companies go through YC. Ideas that Livingston has seen spark success are making something people want, staying focused, don’t worry about being a woman, measure your growth, keep expenses low, and understanding that fundraising gets harder. There’s also some personal news: after 11 years at YC, she’s taking a sabbatical.

June 16, 2016 - Melbourne, Australia @ Henry & The Fox
June 22, 2016 - Melbourne, Australia @ Electron Workshop (Startup Week Edition) 
June 23, 2016 - London, England @ Airbnb
June 28, 2016 - New York, NY @ LMHQ

Other Events
June 23, 2016 - San Francisco Special Event: Inclusion Survey Launch @ Automattic Lounge. Join us as we celebrate the launch of this survey and hear from industry leaders, including Leslie Miley, Director of Engineering at Slack and Joelle Emerson, Founder and CEO at Paradigm. 

June 29-30, 2016 - Tech Inclusion New York @ Metropolitan Pavilion. (Presented by Google for Entrepreneurs)



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