ThoughtExchange Achieves Ranking on Quartz’s Inaugural Best Companies for Remote Workers List

The Enterprise Discussion Management Platform was ranked 19th in the first annual list 

New York, NY – September 8, 2021 ThoughtExchange, the only Enterprise Discussion Management platform powered by patented anti-bias technology, was announced today as 19th in the ranking of the honorees on Quartz’s first-ever global list for Best Companies for Remote Workers. The Quartz program honors 54 companies that provide outstanding benefits and work culture for remote employees across various industries around the world.

“ThoughtExchange has been operating 100% remotely for over a decade since the company’s inception and I can personally attest to how effective distributed workforces can be. Being recognized on this list among industry peers is an honor especially since my vision for the future of work aligns with where we are now.” said Dave MacLeod, CEO and Co-founder of ThoughtExchange. “Remote isn’t just seen as a perk, but an essential part of company culture as the world of work continues to evolve.”

ThoughtExchange allows participants to respond and rate each others’ thoughts in real time, 100% anonymously, breaking down corporate hierarchies with its anti-bias technology. Results become immediate data that leaders then use to drive meaningful change within their teams and businesses. For many leaders, challenges arise when trying to facilitate effective communication across their increasingly distributed workforces. It is critical for leaders to have the tools and insights to access the collective intelligence and find strategic alignment in order to thrive in a remote work environment.

Quartz has covered the remote revolution from its early stages, to the extraordinary events of 2020. The team at Quartz envisions a future where jobs are as mobile as the workers who fill them, where creating a productive and welcoming environment for remote staff is a business priority, and where real career growth is untethered from proximity to a particular office building. Quartz’s Best Companies for Remote Workers was launched in 2021 to recognize the companies that are already building this future. The global ranking is based on employee surveys conducted by the Best Companies Group, an independent research firm specializing in identifying and recognizing great places to work. Additional support was provided by advisory partner Doist.

“The future of remote work hinges on how adaptive and innovative companies are willing to be,” says Quartz executive editor Heather Landy. “That’s why Quartz’s first-ever global list of the best companies for remote workers is so important. It showcases who is leading the way—across every time zone. These are companies that are making it easy for employees to work from anywhere, encouraging them to get away from work when they need to, and offering great perks and practices for remote workers so they can do it all.”

The full list of finalists (categorized by number of employees) and additional insights from the rankings can be seen here.

Thoughtexchange’s SaaS platform is used by a growing list of Fortune 500 companies, including GE Healthcare, SAP and Oracle NetSuite, thousands of education leaders across the globe as well as healthcare organizations, governments and leading technology startups. In the first 3 months of the Covid-19 pandemic, ThoughtExchange experienced over 600% year-over-year user growth. In November 2020, the company also secured a $34M Series B funding round, totaling $50 million in funding to date. It is one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies.

About ThoughtExchange

ThoughtExchange’s software allows leaders to have a conversation with a crowd of 10-100,000 people, in person or virtually. The technology ensures everyone in the crowd is heard, everyone learns and the most important ideas emerge. Patented data analysis and AI provides deep insights and surfaces similarities and actionable intelligence to help leaders make better-informed decisions that have buy-in. 

About Quartz Media

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