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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.

8 Key Ingredients to Vibrant Office Culture

Office culture is often touted as the secret sauce for companies wanting to attract and retain top talent, boost their employees’ productivity and grow their brand into a more profitable enterprise. But until now, the notion that culture held this kind of power was little more than intuition. This spring, turnstone set out to prove the connection by conducting an

By | October 7th, 2014|Startup Culture|

Year of the Woman Entrepreneur: Hannah Chung

As our focus on woman entrepreneurs continues, we’re pleased to introduce Hannah Chung, Co-founder of Sproutel, as our featured October businesswoman. Full name: Hannah Chung Founder of: Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, Sproutel Co-founder, Design for America HQ location: Providence, RI Contact: @hchung Favorite quote: "Technology never entertains an audience on its own. It’s what you do with the technology." - John

By | October 2nd, 2014|Startup Culture|

Groove

When it comes to offering a jaw-dropping work environment for tech-savvy coders and marketers, Baltimore’s Groove has their stake firmly planted as the place to be. This award-winning young company stuns in a newly renovated factory building where wood beams and exposed brick harmonize with modern furnishings and vibrant colors. But CEO Ethan Giffin said their space hasn’t always been

By | September 15th, 2014|Customer Stories|

Year of the Woman Entrepreneur: Sara Davidson

As our focus on woman entrepreneurs continues, we're pleased to introduce Sara Davidson, CEO of Hello Fearless, as our featured September businesswoman. Full name: Sara Davidson Founder of: Founder and CEO, Hello Fearless, The School for Female Entrepreneurs  Co-Founder, Athena League Owner, Sara Davidson Consulting HQ location: Kansas City, MO Contact: @saradavidson Favorite Quote: “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels.

By | September 9th, 2014|Startup Culture|

10 Ways to Maximize the Interns in Your Office

For many companies, welcoming interns into the office has become a right of passage each spring. College students looking to hone their skills clamor for real world opportunities to learn alongside seasoned professionals. But not all internships are created equal. According to USA Today, of the roughly 1.5 million positions awarded in the United States each year, about half have come

By | August 26th, 2014|Startup Culture|

Recent Turnstone Survey Confirms It: Office Culture Matters

We've known it long before the media named it or even started talking about it: office culture is critically important. It influences employee wellbeing, affects loyalty, aids (or detracts from) collaboration, and is a make-it-or-break-it element in determining whether people choose to make the commute to work rather than opening their laptop at the local coffee shop. The kind of vibe

By | August 7th, 2014|Startup Culture|

Turnstone’s Small Business Culture Infographic Sheds Light on the Workplace

In a recent turnstone survey of over 500 small business owners to be formally released next week, office culture emerged as a key factor when determining employee satisfaction. With questions designed to drill down to the roots of employee needs and wants, the results pulled at some interesting strings. Unsurprisingly, team members described great culture as a place where all

By | July 21st, 2014|Startup Culture|

How to Style Your Office for Instant Wow

Are you limping along in a boring office environment? Tired of searching for inspiring office décor? Well, we have good news! Adding style to your office doesn't have to be difficult. This year's trends add instant "wow" to your space and make it easy to love how you work. INTERCHANGEABLE ACCESSORIES: Top design blogger Arianna Vargas of ariannabelle.com says "chameleon decor" is driving design decisions

By | July 1st, 2014|Workplaces|

Jeremy Friend’s Customized Buoy Puts a New Spin on Wellbeing

As we continue to learn about wellbeing in the workplace, Steelcase researchers have uncovered more factors at play than whether employees have access to natural light or on-campus fitness centers. Instead, our wellbeing is connected to several factors, including the freedom to be authentic, which we experience when we’re allowed to express our personalities in the office. READ MORE: wellbeing

By | June 17th, 2014|Wellbeing|

10 Ways Management Can Model Wellbeing

It’s taken us a while to recognize what Eastern cultures have acknowledged for centuries: wellbeing involves more than a gym membership—it encompasses the mental, physical and emotional aspects of individuals. Steelcase research not only supports this holistic view of wellbeing, but shows that as the implications of wellbeing grow, people are actively seeking health and balance constantly, especially during the

By | June 11th, 2014|Wellbeing|

Year of the Woman Entrepreneur: Jessica Alter

We are pleased to introduce Jessica Alter, founder of FounderDating and June's woman entrepreneur extraordinaire. Her story marks the sixth in turnstone's year-long focus on women blazing trails in the world of business. Full name: Jessica Alter Founder of: FounderDating HQ location:  San Francisco Contact:  Twitter: @jalter and @founderdating Favorite Quote: “What screws us up the most in life is the picture

By | June 6th, 2014|Startup Culture|

4 Ways to Keep Active While Working a Desk Job

We've all seen those scary headlines proclaiming that “Sitting is Killing You”. To combat the negative effects of sitting, formerly fringe concepts like treadmill/cycling/standing desks are becoming more known. While those alternatives are becoming more widespread, it is still hard for workers to actually IMPLEMENT those options. But there are ways to build more movement into your day, even if

By | June 2nd, 2014|Wellbeing|

10 Reasons to Foster Wellbeing in Your Workspace

If you've been thinking that wellbeing is all about cholesterol levels or how many miles you can run, we'd like you to consider something more. Our parent company, Steelcase Inc., defines wellbeing as the overall physical, mental and emotional health of an individual, and highlights the fact that both our material and social environments contribute to how we feel. Why

By | April 22nd, 2014|Wellbeing|

5 Ways to Become a Customer Service Champion

If your job involves direct contact with customers, you have an amazing opportunity to become a superstar in the eyes of your company’s most valuable asset. Whether you interact with customers face-to-face, stare at an online Gravatar or talk on the phone, your efforts to defuse a tense situation or demonstrate gratitude have the power to impact your company’s future

By | April 2nd, 2014|Archive|

7 Ways to Attract Top Talent

Last fall, turnstone spearheaded a campaign to name the Best Young Companies to Work For in the United States. Individuals nominating these budding superstar businesses had only to stay within the following guideline: companies could not be more than ten years old with fewer than 100 team members. But beside this one commonality, winners ranged from those offering web design to

By | March 26th, 2014|Archive|
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