If you ask anyone from outside of Silicon Valley what they think perks at tech startups are like, you may find that some have a slightly distorted view of reality. If Silicon Valley has a reputation for being over the top with perks, it’s because the competition for talent is high. For small companies, it means being inventive to stand out.
Research suggests that a majority curse at work, but it still makes many uncomfortable. A recent survey of 1,542 American workers by Wrike, found that 57% of respondents admit to swearing in the workplace. Of those who do, 93% have colleagues that also openly swear in the workplace, compared to 63% of those who censor themselves.
The impact that transparency has on a business is practically immeasurable. Productivity soars, employee satisfaction increases, turnover declines and the company's culture gets stronger. Overall, transparency in the workplace is a great tool for success.
Wrike CEO, Andrew Filev recalls the early days personally replying to support tickets, presenting to tiny audiences and inadvertently learning an important business lesson from Ewan McGregor.
Wrike announced a partnership with synchronization developer Unito that allows Wrike tasks and projects to stay synced with issues in JIRA. The new JIRA and Wrike synchronization allows cross-functional teams to discuss work, share statuses, and update shared dashboards without having to login to multiple tools to post new information.
Wrike introduces Wrike for Marketers, a new vertical solution developed specially for marketing and creative teams to streamline the creative process. The solution is based on Wrike’s core work management platform, with added capabilities specific to helping marketers define, plan and execute standout campaigns in a real-time, multichannel digital world.
Wrike has been named a "Top Workplace" by Bay Area News Group for the second year in a row. The 2016 list, which appears as part of Bay Area News Group's special "Top Workplaces" edition, features 100 companies and organizations in the Bay Area that have been recognized by their employees as excellent places to work.
“Work typically comes in through multiple channels, whether it’s in email, instant messages, or hallway conversations, so there is no consolidated place to see all the new work that gets piled on you every day,” said Andrew Filev, founder and CEO of Wrike. “As the number of messaging channels and digital tools proliferate in the workplace, workers are finding it more challenging to manage and process their incoming requests."
Seth Shaw, Wrike's Chief Revenue Officer, says the San Diego office is a vital strategic asset to the company. "We're thrilled to expand to San Diego and open this location as a launch pad for our growth here. We've been really impressed with the high caliber of talent in the region and the enthusiasm for growing professionally in a startup environment."