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How Mailchimp's Headquarters Fuels Creativity

The online marketing company encourages its employees to think way, way outside the box.
Source: Adam Friedberg
Adam Friedberg

wants its employees to think -- and the company will do just about anything to get its staffers’ minds to open. The  company hosts weekly innovation labs, design studios, and sessions. Once a month, a brand-wide “coffee hour” invites employees to explore new ways of thinking via a speaker series that’s featured everyone from rapperchamp. As a result of all this, departments have learned to embrace unexpected paths to creativity -- and the company has grown rapidly, cracking $600 million in annual revenue. Here’s some of what’s happening at its Atlanta headquarters.

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