SEATTLE — July 29, 2020 — Fast Company today announced its second annual Best Workplaces for Innovators list, honoring businesses and organizations that demonstrate a deep commitment to encouraging innovation at all levels. WONGDOODY came in at 72nd place for its comprehensive approach that included: the Innovation and Technology Hubs program, the Sounding Board product, its philosophy of Creative Democracy, and employee passion projects that reaffirm the company’s culture. WONGDOODY is a global leader in customer experience, user experience, and employee experience with a focus on strategy, commerce, content, product design, and digital and traditional branding.
The 2020 Best Workplaces for Innovators ranks 100 winners from a variety of industries, including computer science, biotech, consumer packaged goods, nonprofit, education, financial services, cybersecurity, and engineering. Working together, Fast Company editors and Accenture researchers scored nearly 900 applications, and a panel of eight eminent judges reviewed and endorsed the top 100 companies—an increase from last year’s list of 50. The 2020 awards feature workplaces from around the world with several of the honorees based outside the U.S.
“At WONGDOODY, Creative Democracy empowers our employees to create cutting-edge innovations that have helped us earn a Fast Company Best Workplaces for Innovators award,” said company founder and Chief Creative Officer Tracy Wong. The philosophy uses the best idea from contributors, regardless of title or seniority. It has driven WONGDOODY solutions for customer and employee experience; website design and development, mobile apps, social campaigns, video, animation, traditional advertising, retail, product marketing and activations, and more.
WONGDOODY Award Highlights
For the Fast Company award, WONGDOODY profiled the Technology and Innovation Hubs program with its parent company Infosys. In the labs, they apply IoT, cloud, artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented reality, and VR technologies to design better products, faster, with a minimum viable product (MVP) development cycle that is 60 to 80 percent shorter. WONGDOODY also highlighted the Sounding Board, a research platform that uses custom communities to conduct qualitative and consumer research, saving 60 percent in costs and time. Finally, using its marketing and human experience superpowers for good, WONGDOODY created a culture that supports employee passions and leveraged $1.13 million for pro bono projects and campaigns on women’s issues, diversity, and inclusion.
“As much of the world recovers from health, economic, and social crises, we need innovation more than ever,” says Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “This new list of the Best Workplaces for Innovators celebrates organizations that have fostered innovative thinking by investing in technology, research and development, and their employees.”
To see the complete list, go to: www.fastcompany.com/best-workplaces-for-innovators/2020
Fast Company‘s Best Workplaces for Innovators issue (September 2020) is available online now, and the print issue will be on newsstands beginning August 4, 2020. Join the Best Workplaces for Innovators conversation using #FCBestWorkplaces.
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WONGDOODY is an award-winning creative agency and the global experience-and-design platform for Infosys. The company is recognized for branding, retail, and consumer insights. With offices in Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, Providence, and across the globe; WONGDOODY clients have included Amazon, Honda, CITI and a wide range of Fortune 500 companies.