Posts Categorized: Management

SWATCHROOM Company Spotlight: Designing a Workspace to Reflect Your Culture

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We had the opportunity to sit down with the Founders and Principals of SWATCHROOM to discuss the role of design in company culture. MaggieO’Neill and Warren Weixler founded SWATCHROOM as an interior, furniture, lighting, 3D art and creative design firm focused on experiential design. SWATCHROOM locally sources much of its work from artists in the heart… Read more »

Creating arbejdsglæde in your office

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If you’re in the U.S., you’ve probably never heard of arbejdsglæde. You probably can’t even say arbejdsglæde. Actually, you probably have no idea what that little “æ” is! Arbejdsglæde is incredibly important for the U.S. workforce though – and our Nordic friends have a word to tell us what we’re missing. Arbejdsglæde — pronounced ah-bites-gleh-the… Read more »

Spotlight: From the Farmer

The From the Farmer team tasting duck and chicken eggs while considering new suppliers

We spent a brisk, fall morning touring the warehouse and getting to know the people at From the Farmer, a local startup delivering farm-fresh food to the doorsteps of DC, MD and VA residents. Read on to learn how companies like yours are focusing on intentionally creating inclusive cultures. You can tell you’re in a… Read more »

What happens if we get rid of management?

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Just a little backstory for those of you who don’t know Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book, The BFG (which is short for big friendly giant) in which the world’s only good giant pairs up with a young girl, Sophie, to convince the Queen of England to capture the child-eating giants in Giant Country. The BFG… Read more »

Why you should be investing in your employees

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About half of your employees are gazing out the window right now, dreaming of a job where their bosses applaud their efforts, where they can take the slide down to the 5th floor instead of the elevator, and where whole teams sign up for Tough Mudders on the company’s dollar. These day-dreams are many employees’… Read more »