Blog - workplace culture

  • August 17, 2015

    Zirtual Reality: A Zirtual Employee’s (Short) Trip Back to the Workforce

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Not with a bang but a whimper: That’s how things ended at Zirtual last Monday, when the virtual assisting service closed its doors without fanfare–or warning. Four hundred employees were immediately laid off without notice. The company was being acquired by Startups.co, the unceremonious email said after 24 hours of shutting it doors. Effective immediately, […]

  • July 27, 2015

    HBO’s Silicon Valley: The Case for a Flexible Workplace

    By: Andrew Fayad

    In HBO’s sleeper hit Silicon Valley, we follow the trajectory of fictional tech startup Pied Piper. Starting as a one-man-show, Pied Piper soon rises in the ranks and requires an entire team of people for daily operations. As the Pied Piper team navigates the sometimes-choppy waters of workplace relations, we see what they’re doing wrong–and what […]

  • June 24, 2015

    3 Reasons We Love Informal Learning Culture at Work

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Stodgy cubicles; domineering execs; cowering employees; is your workplace set up for collaboration or a redux of Office Space? It’s official: Informal workspaces are the next big thing in employee satisfaction, especially where L&D is concerned. And while you may be hesitant to employ a decidedly casual tone around the office, it’s worth considering the benefits […]

  • October 22, 2014

    Culture Club: 5 Ways a Chief Culture Officer Contributes to eLearning

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    Think about the last movie you saw: Chances are, it began with four or five new movie trailers, designed to hype whatever Tom Cruise action flick you absolutely cannot miss. And there’s a science behind previews: They create a first impression that stays with the viewer until the movie is released by showcasing the very […]

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