Employee Love Letters for Fitzii

Last week at Fitzii we broke out the cake and celebrated our third year of thriving without any “management” roles on the team. When we began this journey into self-management we had very high expectations about the difference it would make. Somehow, the reality has been even better than we…Continue Reading

Our Solution to Any People Problem: Do a RAP (Role Advice Process)

The following is an excerpt from the book Reinventing Scale-Ups: Radical Ideas for Growing Companies by Brent Lowe, Susan Basterfield, and Travis Marsh. The book explores progressive organizations that have developed new and unique ways of growing their people along with their business. Fitzii is honored to have been profiled in the…Continue Reading

10 Surprising Things About Work Without Bosses

On February 14th, the Fitzii team celebrated our own special holiday – ValenTeal’s Day – which marks the second year we’ve been operating without any managers. Actually, we haven’t just been operating without managers. We’ve been growing and thriving – as a business, as individuals, and as a team. Now…Continue Reading

Changing Colors: Helping New Employees Go Teal

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

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

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)

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