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Thursday, October 5 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Company Culture Isn't Your Ping-Pong Table: Moving Away from Perks to Create a Culture that Sticks

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Whether you’re topping Great Place to Work lists or grabbing headlines for less flattering reasons, it’s clear creating a genuine, positive culture can be that make-or-break factor for many companies. But culture isn’t just about “fun perks” – ping pong tables in the corner, a casual dress code or “margarita Mondays.” It’s about building an intentional workplace culture that’s aligned with your business strategy and values. For entrepreneurs and startups, in particular, it’s critical to think about what really matters to the organization right from the start. If that’s aligned, then employees are more likely to be engaged and excited about coming to work every day.

Join Laura Hamill, Ph.D., Limeade Chief People Officer and Managing Director of The Limeade Institute as she digs into this topic from the start-up perspective. As a passionate expert on this topic, she’s spent the last 20 years researching what truly makes company culture stick, whether you’re two people, 200 or 20,000. Using local employee engagement startup, Limeade, as a case study, Dr. Hamill will discuss the steps leaders must take to first define their culture. From there, she’ll walk through the subsequent actions that must be taken—including employee education, operationalizing the values and more—that will help make your culture authentically come to life over time. Participants will walk away with actionable guidance on how to build and improve their own company culture, increase overall employee engagement and drive better business results.




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Laura Hamill

Chief People Officer, Limeade
Laura has over 20 years of experience helping companies be more strategic with their most important asset--their people. She is the Chief People Officer at Limeade, a corporate wellness technology company where she leads the People Team and nurtures the Limeade culture of improv... Read More →