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Lola.com CEO, Mike Volpe, joined us at TINYcon for an an exploration of the four different disciplines of people ops (spoiler: it’s not just HR anymore!) Mike draws on his experience as a board member, angel investor and startup advisor to explain how the best People Ops executives incorporate elements of marketing, customer success, product management, and sales into their roles.
Depending on your role in an organization, the concept of self-managed teams may seem either delightfully liberating or like a path to a huge dumpster fire. But when executed and communicated properly, many companies have found success with this structure from both cultural and strategic standpoints.
On a micro level, it might seem like the actions we take day in and day out at our jobs don’t have a large impact on a company as a whole. But when you see the connections between company culture and larger concepts like improved staff retention, employee engagement, and overall job satisfaction, the impact is clear. The everyday happenings in a company’s culture matter, and they can play a large role in success or failure of an organization. Leaders today must face a harsh reality that many employees are not as tied to their jobs, or the company at-large, as in decades past. As younger generations enter the workforce, the modern workplace must focus on company culture, and with it work-life balance, to attract and retain talent. Data supports this, as research by Deloitte found that 94 percent of executives and 88 percent of employees believe a distinct corporate culture is important to a business’ success. But before we go further, let’s start with the basics.