Growing Culture at Typeform
As a fast growing company, Typeform was scaling people and operations. Scaling culture, though, is a whole different beast. How do you scale the values, vibe, and intangibles that make a company worth working at when you are changing, growing, and hiring everyday? We partnered with the 150 incredible employees and leaders at Typeform to take the challenge of scaling culture head on.
Seek to understand before seeking to be understood. Even though we have experience working with dozens of organizations, we wanted to take the time to really understand the unique challenges at Typeform through written feedback and a 1-to-1 with every manager. Based on that data, we designed a customized company retreat and follow-up coaching plan to address these challenges.
What We Did to Support Typeform
Our aim was to create a structured, yet informal, learning experience where the team is laughing, connecting across silos, and focused on relationship – not tasks. We set out to design a company retreat that would create an environment where team members can see people as people and their humanity – not just their roles and departments. In bullet form, we designed and facilitated a 2-day all staff retreat to:
- Find purpose at work
- Connect the Typeform team
- Increase trust through connection
- Play with company values
- Increase understanding of “the other” (i.e., foster a more “we focused” mindset)
- Create space for people to be “human beings” – not “human doings”
- Have a ton of fun
Finding Purpose at Work
Concrete Shared Values
Being external facilitators, we delivered a host of new ideas from our experience with other company cultures to spark innovation at Typeform