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An ode to culture and the office

An ode to culture and the office
By Michael van Lier • Issue #3 • View online
Hey there, 👋
In our last newsletter, we’ve mentioned things might get serious for you and your team around May. Writing this newsletter midst May, we hope you are doing well. 
Ever since working remotely with our studio team and ventures, the connection with our people has become more important than ever. In our last newsletter, we shared some insights on our digital office events, yet this is just one piece of our broader company culture. This is why we’ve dedicated our latest blogpost to our approach to culture. 
It is worth mentioning that our studio team and ventures adapted well to working from home. In times like these, this is worth pointing out because, in some way, the world is forcing us into one big remote working experiment; which either can fail or succeed. I truly believe our company culture plays a significant role in getting through this, which is something we can be proud of.
While we are still happy and hungry, we do miss the office at times. Building on our previously mentioned culture, working remotely does present its challenges to celebrate and uphold connections with the entire team. For now, we’re keeping an eye out for best practices and creative low-touch office tactics before moving in again.
Are you making plans to go back to the office? We would love to know your approach and the steps you’ve taken — Inspire us at

Venture news 📣
IPS. “100% up-time, no technical hassles and knowing that things are well organised. When things do tend to fail, IPS already solved the issue before we even noticed it”. This is just one of many quotes inside the brand new partner pages and cases at IPS. By giving insights into their managed hosting partnerships, the real business value of managed cloud services becomes visible.
Influentials. Because of the ongoing pandemic, Influentials decided to help out their community of marketing professionals while everyone is making sense of the market. So earlier this month, all brands received free access to the Influentials platform and marketplace until July 1st, 2020. We hope this puts less pressure on marketing budgets and allows brands to kickstart their marketing activities again. Additionally, this allows our network of influencers to shine like never before.
What we’re following 👀
Come build with us 🧑‍💻
Digital Product Designer at Builders
Full-Stack Developer at Builders
Front-End Developer at Builders
Back-End Developer at Builders
Cloud Engineer at IPS (NL)
Traineeships and internships 🎓
Online Marketing Traineeship at Influentials (NL)
Customer Success Internship at Influentials (NL)
Thanks for reading! We have some exciting news to share next month, stay tuned for our next update.
Speak soon,
Michael van Lier
Managing Director at Builders
Bringing the plants and champagne back to the office.
Bringing the plants and champagne back to the office.
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