I’ll start off by introducing myself — I’m Oli, and I’m a Salesforce Developer at oe:gen. I started at oe:gen just over six months ago, after working as an Apple Certified Mac Technician where we used Salesforce Service Cloud for service management.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’ve decided to put the spotlight on oe:gen’s very own ‘women in tech’ to share what they love about working in our industry. Say hi to Beccy, Emily, Katie, Emma, and Smeeta!
While recently clicking through variety of random things on YouTube, I came across something called the Law of Attraction (LOA). At first, I thought this was something to do with dating; but no! This is a way to manifest the things you want in your life by thinking about them. I had to watch on. It all sounded amazing, the correct positive thoughts and visualisations, and everything can be yours. Wealth, health and happiness, guaranteed! Unfortunately for me. I’m of an age where I was taught to “never trust a hippy”! And this all sounded a little “new age” to me.
We’re calling the alignment of our sales and production process ‘sproduction’. It might sound like just another strange buzzword, but it’s vital in delivering our promises to our lovely clients.
And so, February is here, and my second month at the helm begins. January was exciting for us, as we got our strategy for the next 24 months started and the team fully motivated behind it. It now feels like the real work begins — keeping that momentum going and delivering actual results.
Our culture is defined by our shared values, practices and beliefs. It’s present in our decisions, actions, behaviours and approach. As Pete said in his previous post, one of our goals this year is to define exactly what that is. We’ve received loads of positive feedback throughout the years from those who’ve worked with us; whether that be clients, visitors or employees. And there’s always one recurring theme: how enjoyable we are to work with. So, to be transparent, we’ve tried to articulate the culture which makes oe:gen so great to be a part of.
It’s the start of a new year, and my new journey as MD and leader of oe:gen begins in earnest. Unlike a lot of people coming back after the holiday season in January, I had a genuine sense of excitement for the year ahead and the challenges we’ll be facing. As a business, there’s a lot we’re aiming to achieve in the coming 12 months, and it’s my job to make sure we stay on track to deliver our goals.
This week our new MD, Pete, gave a presentation about what’s changing in the small-but-mighty world of oe:gen. And with customer transparency being a big part of our company values, we want to share the good news with you.
So this year we’ve learnt that despite it being 2017, there are still too many glass ceilings to smash. Unfortunately, this reality is also blindingly clear when we delve into the realm of tech — an industry still largely dominated by men.
It’s that time of year again! Inbound marketers and salesfolk from around the globe are preparing to gather in Boston to spend four inspiring days nattering about the future of sales and marketing. And HubSpot have really outdone themselves this year. I mean, even John Cena and Michelle Obama are going. See, I told you!