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About Jane Graham

Jane Graham types away as turnstone’s brand writer and blog manager. The pen behind a 2010 best-selling book and experienced ghostwriter, Jane’s voice has powered articles featured on Entrepreneur.com, Yahoo! Small Business and elsewhere.

How to Give Your Office Killer Personality in 5 Steps

Designing a collaborative office space packed with personality can feel like a daunting task—especially when it means convincing stakeholders that your workplace needs an update. But the connection between an engaging, creative workplace and a thriving culture that successfully attracts and retains is well documented. A turnstone Omnibus survey of over 500 small business owners or managers reports that 80% feel their

By | February 18th, 2016|Startup Culture|

8 Fun Activities to Energize Startup Culture

Energizing a sense of startup culture might take more than a ping pong table in the office or a periodic potluck, but every small step matters if you're looking to shape the way people think and feel about their workplace. And statistics show that those thoughts and feelings really do matter. Not only does great culture attract and retain talent, but

By | January 14th, 2016|Startup Culture|

5 Ways to Boost Startup Culture + Engagement in the Office

Culture has long made headlines as the "it" factor for increasing engagement in the office and helping to attract and retain the brightest young minds and hottest talent in the field. But nailing down exactly what engagement and culture should look like—and whether you're talking about emotional or cognitive culture—is another issue altogether. According to Deloitte University Press, 87% of organizations cite

By | January 5th, 2016|Startup Culture|

15 Noteworthy Blog Posts from 2015

This year we expanded our focus on the blog to talk about the issues most important to entrepreneurs in emerging businesses and to intrapreneurs, the disruptive minds spearheading innovation in legacy companies. Here are fifteen of our favorite posts from 2015: Startup Culture Workplaces

By | December 29th, 2015|Startup Culture|

Introducing Kelly Hoey: Strategist + Turnstone Blogger

We're pleased to announce the addition of a new blogger to the turnstone team! J. Kelly Hoey brings a wealth of experience in the entrepreneurial ecosystem as a strategist, speaker and expert networker, equipping those she mentors to take their relationships and ideas to levels beyond ordinary. Kelly's intimate knowledge of startups, specifically tech companies, makes her a perfect fit

By | December 17th, 2015|Archive|

How to Foster Wellbeing to Boost Creativity in the Workplace

As both emerging and established companies seek to infuse their workplaces with creativity, disruptive thinking and innovative products and services, founders and CEOs clamor to unlock secrets that might give them a competitive edge. And while the media touts flashy additions like slides and bean bags as the secret to success for some companies, we think there's more to it. Why wellbeing? We

By | December 15th, 2015|Wellbeing|

How to Save a Broken Work Culture

Today's headlines tell a story we can no longer ignore: America's workers are withering on the vine of overwork and overwhelm. Despite the value our society places on work, (some say we're working ourselves to death), workplace cultures—not personal choice—bear the brunt of our collective disapproval. We've whitewashed the office, hiked worker demands, whether stated or perceived, and inadvertently cultivated a harvest of disengaged, unhappy employees. With Gallup's Global

By | October 29th, 2015|Startup Culture|

Personality: 4 Reasons it Matters to Entrepreneurs

It's not just Silicon Valley and the Big Apple feeling the squeeze. Burgeoning, up-and-coming markets pinched between coasts sense the tide rising, sending founders and execs from across the country scrambling to edge out the competition waiting to snag rock star talent. But how do entrepreneurs, especially those running new or emerging businesses, attract and retain the best employees when dollars are short and hours are long? At turnstone, we think

By | October 8th, 2015|Startup Culture|

How to Bring Personality and Authenticity to the Office

As we've mentioned in previous posts about recent turnstone research, entrepreneurs everywhere are striving to bring personality and authenticity to the office. They know that celebrating individuality is key to attracting and retaining talent, and recognize the impact that being themselves has on positive wellbeing and job satisfaction. Over months of visiting founder-led companies and coworking facilities and witnessing clear themes

By | September 9th, 2015|Startup Culture|

Entrepreneurs Drive Startup Culture with Passion

Over the past year, turnstone has spent time observing, talking to and studying more than a dozen founder-led companies across the United States. We’ve taken tours of their companies and shared dinners together. We’ve watched their scooters blaze down hallways and have peeked in on collaboration rooms marked by beanbags and brightly-painted walls. But most of all, we’ve witnessed the unrelenting passion

By | August 19th, 2015|Startup Culture|

How to Activate Startup Culture in Your Workplace

Companies large and small are waking up to the fact that culture matters. Founders, entrepreneurs, and intrapreneurs, the innovative teams within large organizations, are on a mission to create exciting, authentic environments that communicate a sense of personality, passion and self-expression. They're looking to enable and sustain the kind of agility that makes quick pivots and the constant flow of ideas possible. When these

By | August 5th, 2015|Startup Culture|

#ModernMonday: The Future of the Workplace Twitter Chat Recap

Every Monday, Dwell (@Dwell) and Design Milk (@DesignMilk) invite Twitter fans to participate in a #ModernMonday chat discussing current trends in design. This past Monday, July 27, Dwell and Design Milk tackled "the future of the workplace," and our very own Brian Shapland, general manager of turnstone, co-hosted the hour with Jill Goebel of Gensler. Take a look at some of the highlights below, and head to Twitter each Monday from 1 to

By | July 28th, 2015|Workplaces|

Why Lounge Areas Matter in Modern Offices

Our wireless world raises interesting questions about the ways people work in modern offices. Laptops, smartphones and tablets offer unprecedented mobility, allowing increasing numbers of professionals to retreat to their favorite places in the coffee shop or at home. Flexibility fuels the idea that work can happen anywhere. But does "anywhere" really work? A recent turnstone survey revealed that while 71% of office

By | February 19th, 2015|Workplaces|

Infographic Reveals Challenges of Remote Working

­When it comes to getting work done, all generations want choices. Technology has cut the cord, freeing us from a single, prescribed way of tackling projects and to-do lists, making it easy for remote workers to take work “anywhere.” And for a long time, we’ve convinced ourselves that our favorite places, like the corner coffee shop or our living room sofa,

By | February 11th, 2015|Workplaces|

Year of the Woman Entrepreneur: Elizabeth Rees

As our focus on woman entrepreneurs continues, we’re pleased to introduce Elizabeth Rees, Founder of Chasing Paper, as our featured November businesswoman. Full name: Elizabeth Rees Founder of: Chasing Paper HQ location: New York City (paper manufactured in Milwaukee, WI – Rees’ hometown) Contact:  Twitter - @chasingpaper Instagram - @chasingpapernyc Pinterest – chasingpapernyc Favorite quote: "Everyone, when they are young,

By | November 4th, 2014|Startup Culture|
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