In Sunday’s Denver Post, Rally is celebrated as the Top Midsize Employer in Colorado. And, as if this exciting news weren’t enough, our CEO and my business partner for the last 20 years, Tim Miller, is also honored as a Top Leader in the state. He is one of only three executives selected from almost 200 local companies considered. Of course, this is not much news for me:)
The results of The Denver Post’s 2012 Top Workplaces are based on surveys completed by over 25,000 local employees, highlighting local organizations that strive for excellence in their workplaces. The surveys asked employees to score employers on a variety of measures, including appreciation of workers, direction, confidence in leadership, values and ethics, encouragement of ideas, competence of management, and pay and benefits.
We got to see the open-ended comments from Rally’s surveys. Here is a sample of some of the comments that really caught my eye:
- “I get to create my reality every day.”
- “I work with a great group of people that are enthusiastic and positive about what they do. We play and work together.”
- “I work in an engaging, challenging and enabling environment, where we are trusted to make and meet commitments. It is extremely satisfying being a part of Rally’s growth.”
- “My voice is heard and valued”
- “I have room for personal growth and development. It gives me the work/life balance that I need to enjoy my workweek.”
Tim Miller and I met in graduate business school at the University of Colorado at Boulder. As I mentioned above, we’ve worked together for over 20 years. Rally is the third company we’ve started together. His leadership skills are an asset with immeasurable value. He plays the critical role of integrator on our management team. Watch highlights from The Denver Post’s ‘Top Leaders’ Roundtable discussion to hear Tim’s thought about building a successful organization and motivating employees:
Winning the Denver Post’s “Top Workplaces 2012″ award comes at a serendipitous time – Rally turns 10 years old this month! We’re bringing together customers, partners and employees to celebrate our 10th Anniversary at our Annual RallyON Conference. At RallyON, which is taking place April 30 – May 2, 2012 at the St. Julien Hotel in Boulder, we’ll explore techniques for advancing Lean and Agile principles from development execution to enterprise strategy.
It’s not too late to attend RallyON! We have a limited number of slots available, so if you’re a Rally customer, partner and champion, register online today.
It’s been an amazing ride to grow Rally from a small Boulder startup in 2002 to the snowball ride downhill that it is today. I’m thrilled to celebrate our 10th anniversary and 2012 Top Workplaces win with the Rally community at the Boulder Theater and the Rally Open House. I want to send a big thank you out to everyone who has helped us learn and improve along the way.
Ryan Martens is CTO/Founder of Rally Software, a recovering Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Unreasonable Institute and chief promoter of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado. You can follow him on Twitter @RallyOn.