The relentless push to improve is core to our culture at Atomic Object. We spend a lot of time focused on professional development and introspecting about how we can better develop software products. Over the last few years, we’ve also been sharpening our approach to gathering client feedback — we believe it’s essential to our […]
Planet Money ran a podcast earlier this year on “The Modal American.” The concept focused on evaluating the mode of a population instead of the average. For their analysis, NPR grouped Americans together based on characteristics like age, sex, income, etc. After that, they identified the most common occurrence for their set of characteristics. The concept […]
We often refer to Atomic as a values-driven organization. We are loud and proud about our value mantras. We give recognition within the organization when someone exhibits our values. We are careful to hire people who are aligned with our values. But how do you consistently and comprehensively tie together values and behavior? How can […]
Just over two years ago, Atomic introduced an employee recognition program. Within this program, Atoms can acknowledge and applaud the hard work of their colleagues by awarding them with a “Proton” that signifies one of our six value mantras. This program has been great for company-wide recognition of the notable exemplifications of our values, but […]
Last year, our Ann Arbor workplace touched a third rail: office toilet politics.
This fall, the Grand Rapids Business Journal inducted Brittany Hunter, one of Atomic’s Grand Rapids managing partners, into their 2019 “40 Under 40” class. Every year, the Business Journal honors 40 of the region’s top young professionals for their business success, leadership, and community service. Making Work Work (And Crushing it!) A Grand Valley State […]
This year, Atomic introduced Welcome Weekend to our calendar of internal events. Welcome Weekend is an overnight, off-site experience, organized and run by office managing partners and held annually for new employees who join one of our offices each year. It’s an evolution of the Founder’s Retreat.
Employee recognition is very important. Gallup says, “Workplace recognition motivates, provides a sense of accomplishment, and makes employees feel valued for their work. Recognition not only boosts individual employee engagement, but it also has been found to increase productivity and loyalty to the company, leading to higher retention.” I think this is especially true at […]
I’m very excited to announce that recruiting is in full swing for our third Accelerator cohort in Ann Arbor (Cell Gamma). What’s the Accelerator? A truly bespoke mentorship program designed to shepherd new developers through the first couple of years of their career. We’re aiming to provide a professional development experience that our new hires […]
Three new makers have joined Atomic’s Grand Rapids office as part of the Atomic Accelerator—a professional development program for newly-graduated developers. I asked each to tell me a little about themselves and to share their first impressions of Atomic Object.