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“Flat Organization just works” – How Punchkick’s method helps it flourish

 “It’s crazy. It just works,” says Zak Dabbas of the “flat” organizational structure behind his digital marketing agency, Punchkick Interactive. “Flat just means that everybody has the same opportunity to grow.”   For Zak, flat isn’t just a buzzword. It’s a reflection of his personal journey.   Zak was pre-med in college, intending to…

PediaSource: On-call, vetted childcare experts from neuropsychologists to potty trainers

It Takes a (Trusted) Village: PediaSource Leverages Experts to Offer On-Demand Parenting Support “With families scattered all around the world or the country, it takes a village,” says Hema Raj Trukenbrod, founder and CEO of PediaSource, a child and teen behavioral and developmental platform that offers support by phone from highly vetted experts. “My goal…

Holistic Uses Data to Give Companies an “Employee Happiness” Credit Score

Taking a data-driven approach to changing culture “One of the best things to happen for diversity in the workplace was that everybody realized that diverse and inclusive teams are more successful teams,” says Tom Alexander, whose Chicago-based startup consultancy Holistic uses data to help companies improve their workplace cultures. “And one of the best things…