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seven hills academy session: next jump

The latest Seven Hills Academy session saw Next Jump’s London office Co-Managing Director Tarun Gidoomal and Vice President and General Manager Kevin McCoy talk to the team about the importance of workplace culture and giving people the tools to be their best at work.

“We are the biggest company you’ve probably never heard of,” said Next Jump’s Tarun Gidoolmal. With 30 million users of its employee-reward technology, Tarun said the business’s success came down to a decision taken in 2012 to invest in people over profits.

Unusually, that investment has taken the form of feedback, “Culture is not free food, painted walls, and ping-pong tables,” said Tarun. Rather, Next Jump works by a simple, people-focused equation, “Better me and better you equals better us.”

The session ended with three members of the Seven Hills team speaking for 90-seconds on a random topic assigned to them by Tarun and Kevin. This gave the Seven Hills team a chance to use the Next Jump feedback method.

Next Jump’s technique is featured in the Harvard Business Review book, ‘An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization.’

We look forward to welcoming them back soon.

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