I am a bisexual man, and last November, I came out to everyone at Atomic. In any other job I’ve worked, I likely would have endlessly vacillated and probably just mentioned it in passing to a few coworkers. “Who needs to know?” I would have asked myself. And I would have kept quiet.
Recently, our group of Atomic accelerators headed over to Chicago for the 2018 GOTO Chicago conference. It was a two-day conference with six different tracks each day, so there were always multiple good options to choose. The talks ranged from machine learning to office politics. Even though the conference did not have a specific focus, there were themes that came […]
Once you’ve sold work to a new client, you can focus all your attention on doing good work, right? Not exactly. Before you simply drop the client into the mix, it’s a good idea to invest some time in your relationship.
In yesterday’s post, I shared the value of having a scorecard for your business. A scorecard follows the idea that you can improve what you measure. Conversely, if you don’t measure it, you can’t improve it.
This week marks the graduation of our Atomic Accelerator’s first class—the four members of our Cell Zero cohort finish the program tomorrow.
Your secret weapon is data. You have lots of it. It lives in different systems and with different people in your company. But data itself does no good if you can’t turn it into information–information that is aligned to your business strategy and on which you can act to reach your goals.
Working remotely has been lauded as a great opportunity–and in some cases, considered better than working in an office. I submit that this isn’t always the case, depending on the work being done and the people involved.
I recently joined a local Vistage group run by Steve Johandes. Vistage is a peer-to-peer membership organization for CEOs, business owners, and executives of small- to mid-size businesses. Vistage has a powerful issue processing framework that I really enjoy. It’s effective at getting to the root issue of a problem that someone is facing, and it […]
This winter, Atomic Object became a Certified B Corporation®, joining the movement of people using business as a force for good. B Corps consider the impact of their actions on not just shareholders, but on all stakeholders—including their employees, suppliers, community, clients, and the environment. cor I sat down with Atomic’s CEO Carl Erickson and […]
This is the story of how our first non-technical employee helped Atomic Object, slowly but surely, build a culture that insists on good people skills for everyone. When Mary O’Neill joined Atomic Object in the early 2000s, she was our sole woman and only non-technical employee (managing accounting and other operational business activity).