Changing Colors: Helping New Employees Go Teal

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Joining a new organization can be a stressful process – getting to know the company, colleagues, customers, and discovering what the job entails, takes a lot of time and effort. The first few months in a new job are important to an employee’s long term success, and companies rightly spend…Continue Reading

Why our Purpose is Evolutionary

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Back in 1996 the Harvard Business Review published Building Your Company’s Vision, by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras, and the business world was given instructions on how to leverage meaning for results. The article more deeply explored the author’s ideas about what a great company’s “core ideology” looks like, why it…Continue Reading

Why Our Job Ads Perform 3x Better

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We like to think that we do some pretty important work at Fitzii. We help match jobseekers with positions they’re a great fit for, and in turn, help employers hire people who are engaged and productive in their work. The “secret sauce” in our process is writing remarkable and compelling job…Continue Reading

Confessions of a Company Without Managers (1 year later)

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One year ago our company made a bold move. We eliminated all “management” responsibilities within the team. No more bosses. No more top down decisions. No more pointing fingers. Each person became responsible for their own impact and value on the team. Each person is now responsible for any problem…Continue Reading

25 Powerful Books That Shaped Our Company

Just over a year ago a book called Reinventing Organizations inspired a radical shift at our company, as Fitzii eliminated traditional management roles in favor of a self-managing “Teal” structure. Books are still the most powerful way to convey influential ideas. So, for those people always on the lookout for…Continue Reading

Against All Odds: A Story of Hiring Success

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I want to tell you a story. I want to tell you a story about a guy named James. James is a singer, a songwriter, and a classically trained musician. As the co-founder of the folk duo, Ash & Bloom, James spent 10 years on the road touring and making great…Continue Reading

Creating Performance Reviews People Love

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(Some of the team just before we reviewed our reviews)   “This was the best feedback ever. It was thoughtful, inspiring, helpful and full of love.” – Fitzii’s BD Whiz after her review. It would be fair to say that most company performance reviews fail to generate this kind of…Continue Reading