Category: Company Culture

This Executive’s Holiday Send-Off Might Surprise You

Being an employee of one of The Agora Companies comes with a number of perks. Opportunity (if you are smart, and willing to push yourself and others) is one you hear a lot about. But this holiday send-off from one of the organization’s leaders was the perfect reminder of another pretty major privilege: realness from […]

14 West Named One of Baltimore Sun’s Top Workplaces 2017

On Thursday, 14 West and a number of The Agora Companies on our main campus were recognized by The Baltimore Sun as some of the city’s Top Workplaces for the 6th consecutive year. This became public information on Sunday, and yesterday a handful of you asked why we hadn’t announced this ourselves. Well, there is a reason we’ve […]

The Perfect Job Does Exist. We Might Be Able to Help You Find It.

Our Talent team is responsible for feeding the growth and evolution of The Agora Companies with the greatest new talent in the industry. And as you can imagine, finding a certain caliber of candidate isn’t always easy. But we won’t settle for less, because we believe in quality over convenience. You see it in our […]

How To: Give Great Feedback & Reap The Benefits

We recently talked about an Aesop fable that we’ve used to help boost revenue. What did we learn? ”Please all and you’ll please none.” Managers everywhere can relate. Understanding how to work with different people who need different things to grow, develop and perform… it’s not easy. And sometimes it feels like you simply cannot win. Should […]

A Workplace Highlight: Publishing Services

One of the first things you’ll realize when meeting with someone from Publishing Services; they are not afraid of a challenge. Publishing Services is responsible for the systems and applications which support more than 20 of the world’s leading privately owned media companies. They believe in finding solutions through innovation, and with a diverse client […]

Our Unconventional Approach to Leadership Development

A couple of months ago we talked a little bit about the Dos and Don’ts of Leadership Development. But looking back at the last read, we realized that we forgot to mention one of our favorite “dos”. So in an effort to make it up to you, we’re going to tell you one of our favorite […]

How To: Have Effective One-On-Ones

“One-on-ones” are a time old tactic, and still one of the most effective, yet simple ways to give employees real guidance, and establish regular and open communication. If we know one thing about how to maintain a productive workplace, it’s that communication is key. Showing an employee that you value them by giving even just […]

What Are You Still Doing Here?

Most companies regularly review their employee’s performance. But, how often do they ask their employees to review the company? It’s common practice for this to be done in an exit interview. But by then, it’s kind of “too little, too late”…… right? I believe the key is to find out how employees think and feel […]