Managing the Sustainable Pace, Expectations, and Work/Life Balance at a Software Consultancy

Working at a software consultancy is a challenging, competitive, and, at times, stress-filled experience. It is also filled with huge opportunities for learning and growth that you won’t find anywhere else. That, for me, makes Atomic Object one of the most rewarding places that I’ve ever worked. Many of the people I’ve worked with are […]

Why You Need an EOS Rock Charter for Each Quarterly Rock

If you follow Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) practices like we do, you’ve probably found that — despite your hard work — the execution of your Rocks doesn’t always go smoothly. Deadlines can slip, and the actual results of the work don’t always align with everyone’s expectations. At Atomic, we’ve found that these challenges have almost […]

Refining Our Sales Pipeline

Over the past year, we’ve done extra work on our company processes and practices. We’ve been fortunate — Atomic has a diverse set of clients and more demand than we can adequately supply. That said, there’s always room for improvement, and during these tough economic times, we’ve focused especially on improving our sales process. Part […]

1-on-1 Meetings: More Important than Ever

In normal times, having regular 1-on-1 meetings with your direct reports is important. In this socially distant era, these connection points are essential. As a manager, you are the most vital link between your direct reports and the organization. When we’re all remote, you need to replace the passive communication you once used to keep […]

Creating an Equitable, Respectful, Values-Based Hiring Process

I’ve spent some time recently restructuring our hiring process for software developers. The goal of this project could probably be copy+pasted by any tech company actively hiring developers these days: We want to hire competent, talented, and diverse software developers to be great Makers at Atomic Object. To accomplish this, we need to ensure that […]

Connecting Values to Behavior with a ‘Standard of Performance’

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 […]