Category: Company Culture

  We do things differently. We always have.  And our Financial Services team is no exception. If you have an education and background in Accounting, but the thought of working in a traditional accounting office bores you to tears….frankly, we get it. Fortunately, we don’t have that problem. On any given day, we work alongside as many as […]

    “Fail Fast” & “Ready, Fire, Aim” are phrases you hear early and often in your career at The Agora Companies. And while they’re said with a certain amount of tongue in cheek, there is truth to them. The Agora Companies are based on ideas, and those ideas are not always fully formed – or […]

Story Time… A man and his son were once walking with their donkey to the market. As they were walking along its side, a countryman passed them and said, “You fools, what is a donkey for but to ride upon?” So the man put the boy on the donkey and they went on their way. […]

Who is 14 West Technology Solutions? If you’ve met or worked with someone on the Tech Solutions team (or WesTech as they like to call themselves), you know that they don’t run from a challenge. But when you’re a part of a multi-faceted team that is responsible for keeping the systems and applications that support […]

  14 West Organizational Development: A Case Study Recently a company came to us with a major issue. They were losing 1.2 million dollars a year   … in large part due to high employee turnover. But they couldn’t figure out why. Together, we pinpointed problems, crafted effective solutions, and now just a year later they’ve […]

  If you ask the managers at your organization about the top challenges they face, we’re willing to bet that “finding and hiring the right people” would be somewhere near the top. At least we know that’s the case for many of the managers from around The Agora Companies. And yet, there is a proven […]

  If you appreciate a conversation based on practical things like data and analysis, that’s a good thing. And that’s why we have experts like Zeno and his colleagues in 14 West Organizational Development. Among other things, they are partnering with business leaders to help them develop and leverage leadership to support real business goals. But […]

Anyone who has ever worked within or around The Agora has probably experienced the benefits of being completely enveloped by ideas and creativity. The people that tend to do well in these companies have an ability to take a step outside of their comfort zone. In fact, they tend to enjoy it quite a lot… […]

A wet ceiling can be a really scary situation. First you hear it. Drip………. Drip…… Drip… (It’s getting faster!) Drip. Drip. Drip. Your mind spins into a frenzy while identifying every possible scenario. Is there a hole in the roof? Is there a cracked pipe? Has some enormously expensive piece of infrastructure just burst? The […]

I spent the summer after college teaching in Ecuador. I didn’t have any friends or family there, I didn’t own a smartphone, and I certainly didn’t have any plans for my return home. But I did have a Bachelor’s in English, a couple years of Spanish classes under my belt, and a whole lot of […]