Before the coronavirus pandemic, remote work was already quickly becoming an essential part of business. In this keynote speech, Larry discusses how Centric Consulting was not only started as a remote company over 20 years ago, but how it’s thrived as a result. In the decades since his company started, it’s won numerous company culture awards, grown to over 1,000 employees in 12 US cities and India, and frequently gained recognition as a top place to work.
INTERVIEW WITH JACQUELYN ADAMS ON IEEE.ORG CAREER RESET SERIES: EMBARKING ON THE ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY
We cover a wide range of topics from what sets an entrepreneur apart from others, to angel investing to why this is the best time in history to take risk on starting a business or making a career change.
INTERVIEW WITH PEOPLE PRODUCTIVE CEO FRANK WANDER: HOW TO BUILD A CONNECTED CULTURE IN A VIRTUAL WORLD
I join People Productive CEO, Frank Wander, on his show to talk about the people element of remote work and culture. A wide ranging interview. Enjoy.
IEEE.TV INTERVIEW ON OFFICE OPTIONAL
Episode 5 of Jacquelyn Worx features guest Larry English. Larry is president and cofounder of Centric Consulting, a management consulting firm that guides people in the search for answers to complex digital, business and technology problems. Centric is a 1,000+ person company with offices in 12 US cities and India. Larry also recently published a book called “Office Optional” that explores how to build a connected culture with virtual teams.
LARRY ENGLISH SPEAKING ON CULTURE
When Larry and his cofounders first started Centric Consulting, all they knew was that they wanted a fun company that focused on work-life balance and employee happiness alongside client success. In this interview with First Merit Bank, Larry describes how culture became important to Centric Consulting, and how that company culture became Centric’s No. 1 reason for success.
It’s easy to forego culture in order to grow more quickly, gain new clients, or move faster in general. As Larry notes, however, foregoing culture to hire quickly breaks down your entire culture, and eventually, your business. This presentation highlights the importance of culture over speed, and how the right culture can not only attract new employees, but also new clients and continuous growth.