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Alex is a co-founder of Invitae, specializing in people analytics, data, and software systems. Invitae is dedicated to bringing genetic information into mainstream medical care to improve the health of billions. To meet the challenge, Ales leads the company's efforts to create a collaborative company culture that delivers innovation at scale. Invitae's proprietary talent management system, ORG1, was Alex's brainchild built on his recognition that the way people are evaluated and promoted should and could be based on data-informed decision making via a people analytics platform. Drawing on his expertise in software and belief that innovation could address many of the problems of traditional HR, ORG1 is now supporting an organization of thousands of Invitae employees driving explosive growth for the company. Alex is also on the Board of Directors for EcoShift Development, a firm offering a comprehensive range of sustainability planning services related to global climate change and environmental conservation. Prior to founding Invitae, Alex led software engineering at Navigenics, overseeing the design and implementation of the company’s technology platform. Alex spent prior years developing automated trading systems and financial planning software for several companies. A born and bred programmer, Alex wrote his first piece of code at age nine.
When you work in a team setting, conflict is inevitable. However, when members of your team aren't getting along, the negative energy can be toxic for the entire team and the business can suffer as a result.
Remote working has taken the world by storm, as more and more businesses are looking at hiring workers and having them operate remotely. Aside from the convenience of the workers, the company also benefits from higher productivity and worker morale. However, getting those employees onboarded can be a challenging task. Businesses can't rely on the tried-and-true formulae they've used for years to onboard on-site employees and should instead adapt their techniques to cater for remote hires.
Learning from others is vital to your success.
As a leader, you know your workplace dynamic directly impacts employee morale and, in turn, your bottom line. No matter how great your company culture might be, there is always room for improvement. But to make impactful changes, you’ll have to first understand which areas warrant the most attention.
Businesses have seen a period of massive growth, especially those that deal solely with online sales and services. While this development is promising, it also opens up a business to another problem -- that of having their growth outscale their ability to communicate.
The sudden switch to remote work can be jarring for companies and managers without hands-on experience navigating this new landscape.
Focusing on your company's purpose offers an unlimited source of motivation.
Invitae is one of the fastest growing genetic information companies, whose mission is to bring comprehensive genetic information into mainstream medical practice to improve the quality of healthcare for billions of people. Specializing in genetic diagnostics in clinical areas across all stages of life, Invitae is aggregating the world’s genetic tests into a single service with better quality, faster turnaround time, and lower prices.