The Strong Roots of a Technology Company Culture

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Joining a new team naturally comes with its curiosities. Will the technology be solid enough to build upon? Does the team have world-class makings? Could the culture possibly be as good as described? These and many other questions sprang to mind when I joined the Zen Planner team as CTO.

And what did I discover? In truth, there’s not a day that passes that I am not blown away by the culture of Zen Planner. The company is filled with supportive, focused, and empowered individuals, each amazing at what they do. And the technology, well it’s the best bedrock I could have wished for, both powerful and flexible.

Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep your roots intact.
– Victor Hugo

Recently, we’ve begun to build upon these healthy underlying principles. With simple but effective process enhancements, a focus on intuitive usability, and structured quality assurance, we’ve germinated beautiful buds that have bloomed into an elegant new site redesign and a rejuvenated workout tracking offering. This is only the beginning of many thrilling advancements to come, but while we’re excited to evolve the Zen Planner product offering, we will stay ever true to our humble origins.

We will remember that what we produce should allow our customers to focus on what’s most important to them, helping to make their customers’ goals become a reality. We will remember why we do what we do, to make passionate entrepreneurs’ business dreams come true. So, as we head toward a compelling future technology platform, we will remember what got us here—always happy to rely on the beautifully strong roots of our technology company culture and powerful software.

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About the Author: Kelli Sweeting

I'm Coach Kelli, a devoted CrossFit gym owner with 15 years of experience managing my facility, along with owning yoga studios and wellness centers. Beyond the fitness world, I have a passion for cooking, cherish moments with my children and family, and find joy in spending time outside. Having experienced the highs and lows, I'm dedicated to leveraging my expertise to help you grow and succeed on your fitness journey.