Culture First Chapters are local communities-of-practice for conversation, connection, and learning among those who are interested in shaping healthy workplace culture. You do not need to be a Culture Amp customer nor in a People Ops role to participate — as Culture Amp puts it, Culture First communities are open to “anyone who believes a better world of work is possible and is willing to do something about it.”
Does that sound like you? Join us to help shape the future of this community!
This first event will be an open dialogue covering the following:
This kick-off session will be facilitated by Philly's Culture First Chapter Lead, Cassy Krueger (Employee Experience & Engagement Manager at B Lab), who is also in search of a Chapter Co-Lead! We will be sharing more information during this session on that process and what the role entails.
We will be joined by the co-leader of one of the most active chapters in Kansas City, Jessie Jacob, as well as Culture Amp's Lead People Scientist, Craig Forman, who leads the Culture First communities.
See you there!
Workplace and Innovation Consultant
Jessie Jacob is a culture consultant and innovation coach. After working at the Sprint Accelerator and for a couple of venture-backed startups, Jessie was inspired to create a workplace culture accelerator program called the Culture Lab where she helped teams to define and improve their cultures to significantly increase performance and engagement. She has helped a number of founders and executives to be intentional with their teams and workplace cultures so they can effectively scale. Jessie has recently worked alongside NY Times Best-selling author and successful entrepreneur, Diana Kander, where they help teams to tweak their existing habits to significantly increase performance and agility. Their coaching and facilitation allow teams to bring innovation and workplace culture best practices to hire, project management, iteration, and many other team functions. They’ve worked with large organizations such as Hormel Food and a government agency to adopt habits of innovation.
Her experience with organizations large and small has taught her a number of important lessons:
· Having a workplace environment where individuals can thrive is created or destroyed through culture or the team’s habits. A culture needs to be continuously nourished and there isn’t a one-time fix.
· Teams need simple tools and exercises to help tweak their habits, increase productivity, and get a team on the same page. Jessie has distilled lessons from her last 7 years working with startups and corporate innovation teams into simple, powerful tools for teams to apply.
· Successful team cultures can’t be copied and pasted. There are overarching best practices, but each individual culture is as unique as the individuals in the organization.
Lead People Scientist/Community Engagement