The SuccessLab Podcast: Where Entrepreneurs Collaborate for Success
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The SuccessLab Podcast: Where Entrepreneurs Collaborate for Success. In the SuccessLab you’ll discover how to master SMART growth through PR and marketing, time management, productivity, and business strategies. Hear from other entrepreneurs who are going through the same struggles and discover solutions for overcoming the obstacles we all battle. Take massive action to make an impact. Grab your pen and pad, and join us in the lab - an honest, safe, supportive environment where entrepreneurs share their challenges, victories, tips, tools, and resources.
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Scaling with Mindfulness
As companies scale, it’s easy for culture to get pushed to the backburner as teams struggle to keep up with workloads. It’s a challenge in any environment, particularly one of rapid growth. And that certainly was the case WebPT back in 2010 when the young startup began growing in leaps and bounds. When Heidi Jannenga, WebPT’s co-founder and president, began to feel their tightknit, scrappy culture starting to shift, she and her team took it as an opportunity to hit pause and put in place a set of core values that would forever shape the future growth and culture of the company. What challenges have you personally overcome as WebPT has scaled? I need more data behind me before I’m ready to jump and make decisions, whereas others are more willing to jump based on their gut. Over time, being in the software world and in a fast moving organization where decisions need to be made quickly, I’ve become much more in tune with my gut. Don’t get sidelined by analysis paralysis, but there have to be some key metrics you can look at in order to move forward to make decisions. Part of that is understanding that if you fail fast, you have the opportunity to make changes and not lose the entire process. Having an agile mindset has helped me to become less risk averse. What’s been one of the best things you’ve done for the business over the years? Culture is one of the true foundations of our success. Our culture is one based on 10 core values our team came up with. The first couple of years when we had 10 - 12 employees, we were able to transfer that culture organically. There was this understanding of expectations and people would adopt it quickly. But within six months of getting funding in 2010, we’d hired more people than we had in the first few years combined. We felt this cultural shift begin, so we hired a culture captain to help drive and make sure the culture was maintained and nurtured. Our core values as they are today were really born out of conversations and planning from our first 40 employees, and
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Date published: 2014-07-26