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Why We Need to Have Fun at Work

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By Neha Gupta   Creating one of the best places to work takes a lot of creativity and a small dose of arcade fun. When we first started having some fun team activities at the Appirio Jaipur office, we thought they would be filled with people. After talking to a few people, I realized that… Read More

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Best Practice — The Myth, The Legend

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By Sean Antle Best practice. Two words that are indiscriminately flung about in calls and meetings by account executives, prospects, customers, and seasoned consultants. Best practice is like buying the display home in a neighborhood where you don’t get to pick out the flooring or cabinet hardware and don’t get the walk-in closet that doubles… Read More

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Get on the Bus… That is, the Bus from Speed

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By Tony Alvizu At some point in your career, you may have read Good to Great by Jim Collins (as a consultant, it is required reading). In the book, Collins uses the metaphor of getting on or off the bus — the “bus” being the company and “getting on” being the commitment to it. Mr.… Read More

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The Importance of Delegation

By Prakash Gyamlani “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.” — Mahatma Gandhi To put it simply, delegation is assigning your responsibilities in such a way that they are accomplished and delivered on time, while also contributing to the growth of others. By delegating some tasks to others… Read More

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The Issue of Unconscious Bias in the Tech Industry

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A hot-button issue in the tech industry today is lack of diversity in the workforce. Industry leaders like Google, Facebook, and Salesforce have taken notice, and are making public declarations to change the way they hire, pay, and promote, and to create a more welcoming environment for women and minorities. Facebook trains employees on managing… Read More

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Ask the Intern: What It’s like to Be an Appirian for the Summer

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By Edward Xiao The most prominent thing that stuck out to me about my internship experience at Appirio was that the environment was very nice, both physically and socially. The people were kind and accepting, and it was commonplace to have friendly conversation with coworkers. It wasn’t the kind of place where people excitedly talked… Read More

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Ascend to Greatness: Inside the Culture of Appirio

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By: Kate Jovanovic It is every college graduate’s dream to get a job, but it is practically a fantasy to work for a company like Appirio. When I first stepped into Appirio’s Indianapolis office last October, I was flooded with hospitality and energy. This energy wasn’t typical; you can go to some factories or to… Read More

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Life of the Ascend Chair

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By Doug Surfleet Has it already been 3 weeks since the 2015 Appirio Ascend class arrived? It feels like just the other day I was interviewing them and pitching Appirio — why it’s a great place to start their career, what we do, etc. And what is the Ascend Program? It’s a 3-month program designed… Read More

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The Power of Appirians Living Their Values

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By Rachel Tallant Appirio was founded on 3 core values: Customers, Team, and Fun. We take these values seriously and they are reinforced day in and day out in everything that we do. However, there is another value that is unspoken yet ingrained in the culture — philanthropy. Philanthropy (from Greek φιλανθρωπία etymologically) means "love… Read More

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My Worker Experience at Appirio

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By Kathleen Foley Though I’m a driven, communicative worker by nature, a car accident last year required a good deal of time and medical care. But thanks to cloud technology, I was able maintain a high level of productivity and stay connected to people in my organization while working virtually. In a non-cloud, in-office environment,… Read More

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