Synapse, Away and Swedbank – Culture’s Consequences

A quick recap to start with: Synapse, a Silicon Valley fintech company backed by respected VC firm Andreessen Horowitz in their latest fundraising round, is being sued by three female former employees for gender discrimination, as reported by Bloomberg. Away, a seller of suitcases and bags to millenial instagrammers, moved their CEO to executive chair days […]

How Not To Talk About Company Culture

Company Culture is NOT about PingPing Tables

There are right ways and wrong ways to talk about company culture. Here’s a little list of the top five “don’ts” of talking about company culture: 1. Culture Is Not Your Stuff Company culture is not your juice bar. It’s not your onsite chef. It’s not your table tennis area. It’s not the slide in […]

WeWork Isn’t Your Sugar Daddy Anymore

WeWork Company Culture Sucks

Anyone starting a business, especially in tech, faces the big question around the start of their journey – to try to find investment, or to bootstrap and generate revenue from customers early on? It’s certainly something we’ve wrestled with at Workio – being a SaaS tech company with a strong product vision and team, and […]

Opening Up To All

Workio Open to All

We’re very excited (and a little nervous) for Workio’s new app to be up and running. It’s been a journey, which our CTO Allan Stewart expertly laid out in this blog on the building process. I want to talk about how our new product helps employees and employers, with a bit of history thrown in. […]

Make Work Better

What is Workio

Workio’s mantra – our guiding star – is to make work better. Three simple words must mean it’s a simple idea, right? In fact, the more you peel away the layers, the more complex this idea gets. The classic five questions can shed more light on this: who, what, when, where, how? Employee empathy The […]

Workio at CogX

On Monday 10th June at the CogX Festival of AI and Emerging Technology, startup Workio is launching the first BETA version of their app to help codify company culture and unlock hidden business performance.

How Workio Works

Workio Segments Business Company Culture

I’ve written a lot in the past, and will do again in the future, about why we do what we do at Workio (here, here, and here, for example). But I want to take some time now to talk about how we do it.

Culture Isn’t Good or Bad, It’s Right or Wrong

Workio Colors

Guest post by Jayne Chace, Advisory Board Member at Citicourt & Co.   However fantastic your personal expertise may be, if your personal code isn’t in harmony with the vision and values of the people making the company management decisions, then each day will be a struggle. Corporate culture isn’t easily defined – and its […]

Reducing the Divorce Rate for Mergers

Workio Prevents M and A Failure

It’s a sad truth that one in three marriages end in divorce, but this looks like a blazing success rate when you realise that two out of three mergers and acquisitions fail.

Revolution Required

Workio Activist Brand

Revolut’s tough month is all down to their company culture, which is clearly a problem area for the company. Kieron Faller takes an overview of the issues and potential solutions.