Jon will present the topic: Scaling the Startup Culture – Keeping Happiness As a Focus Through Growth for Companies Big and Small, followed up by a Q&A with the audience.
Start-ups are known to be a little different from established brands. In many cases, the culture of a startup is one of adventure, passion and happiness, with everyone working as hard as they can to make the most out of the new opportunity.
As a company grows, the pressure to crack the whip and ‘get real’ can really build up. As companies become successful, they tend to become more ‘corporate’, too. Imagine keeping the fun (and a little weird) culture of a startup going as you continue to grow!
Company culture is what you make it, and you can make it THE place to work and have a passionate, dedicated and HAPPY team. Whether you are a one-person startup or a well established organization with hundreds of employees, this talk is sure to get you inspired to stay happy!
- October 22, 2012, 4:00pm-6:00pm
- FREE to attend – tickets are limited so sign up quickly to avoid disappointment.
- Location: Reichwald Health Sciences Centre, 1088 Discovery Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7 (Metered parking: G and M Lot)
- Twitter: @accelerateok, #AOignITE, @ZapposInsights
About Jon Wolske
Jon Wolske is the Culture Evangelist for Zappos Insights, a part of the Zappos Family of companies headquartered in Henderson, NV. Jon began his career with Zappos Insights by presenting to groups of visitors and leading a team of ‘Culture Guides’ that host tours of the corporate offices. With a welcoming and knowledgeable attitude, Jon has helped the tours grow to an average of over 1200 visitors each month.
Topics of Expertise: Jon currently speaks to companies about culture and customer experience and why it is an important area of focus for business today. Jon has presented at meetings and conferences for companies from around the world, including Samsung Electronics, Eli Lilly, the Professional Beauty Association and the BAI Retail Delivery conference.
About Zappos Insights
They aim to “Deliver Happiness to the World!” Their ultimate goal is for everyone in the world to be happy to go to work. And it’s not just about work. Happy employees make happy husbands, wives, parents and friends. Creating a strong culture at work is how they can make the world a better place to live.
It all started when Tony Hsieh, CEO, decided to be completely open and transparent about how the Zappos Family does business. So many businesses not only wanted to learn “what” the company did but wanted to learn “how” they did what they did. So Zappos assembled a crack commando force team and launched Zappos Insights (ZI) to give other companies all the tools needed to develop the culture desired.
Accelerate Okanagan’s interactive speaker series ignITE is designed to Inspire. Transform. Educate. It is a part of the educational cornerstone in our offerings to our Members, companies, entrepreneurs, businesses and the community at large. Its underlying purpose is to inspire our community through thought provoking talks given by world renowned authors and visionaries. So far in the series: Steve Blanc, Geoffrey Moore and Ryan Holmes.