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

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

Creating Performance Reviews People Love

(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

How our Team Meetings Went from Average to Awesome

The Fitzii team works mainly out of two offices in the greater Toronto area and there is also a fair amount of remote and flexible working happening. Early on we held monthly all-hands meetings with the intention of getting everyone together, keeping up-to-date, discussing team-wide topics, and helping build stronger…Continue Reading

The 75 Best Quotes About Meaningful Work

Our meaningful work at Fitzii is connect more people with meaningful work. Accordingly, we’re quite obsessed with the subject, which also happens to be a topic that most of the world’s influential thinkers have had something to say about. So here

How much baggage is too much?

applicant tracking system that finds the best applicants

Imagine you need to hire for a key opening in an established team. The team is led by a strong manager and has been performing well for a while, but recently lost a key team member to a competitor. You have two short-listed candidates and have been asked to recommend…Continue Reading

Let your culture do the talking

hiring software for cultural fit

Everyone knows YouTube has many (and I mean many) funny videos, but just how many are aimed at recruiting and hiring? My cursory research tells me not many. That’s what makes Shopify’s YouTube video so great. As detailed in Erin Shulte’s Fast Company article, Shopify is using YouTube to not…Continue Reading