“I think when you have people empowered to bring ideas that might be out of the box or informed by their culture, it can only bolster a company and have a positive impact. Thought Industries has been great, as a fully distributed company, at bringing us together: being able to reach across teams, participating in our different Slack channels, celebrating each other’s accomplishments, holding up employees at our fortnightly meetings. On Zoom, and working remotely in general, you miss a lot of the nuances when people are speaking. It’s important to me to allow the space to correct when you feel like you’ve interrupted someone, to circle back and acknowledge that.
On a Diversity and Inclusion level, I appreciate the thoughtfulness and intention that’s gone into standing up Thought Industries’ affinity groups and taking the time they really need – it’s not overnight. We’ve had so much support through training, check-ins, budgeting, all to make sure to feel that we have our ducks in a row and we’re ready to promote our group.”