Hack Day Magic

By Aaron Skonnard on January 15, 2015

Our first hack day here at Pluralsight was incredibly powerful. We emerged from the 24-hour cross-functional creative brainstorming session with dozens of improvements that are already making a major impact on our business. What’s more, we boosted team-building, innovation, and passion for a wide range of exciting projects that people throughout the company designed and delivered on the fly.

I’ve featured Pluralsight’s first hack day in my latest column on Inc.com, which is called “Hacking Your Company with a Hack Day.” In the post, I share some of the dramatic results of our company collectively channeling its “startup” spirit, and also reveal four compelling reasons why firms that haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet should follow this growing Silicon Valley trend.

Like some of the biggest names in tech including Facebook, Netflix, and LinkedIn, we believe that creating periodic opportunities for everyone to step away from their daily workflow and tap into their inner genius can transform the company—and the industry—in a way that’s truly game-changing. Read more about creating hack day magic at this link.

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Aaron Skonnard

Aaron Skonnard is the CEO of Pluralsight (NASDAQ: PS), a fast-growing enterprise technology learning platform. Aaron cofounded Pluralsight in 2004 and has since grown the company to more than 1,000 employees and 1,500 expert authors. As CEO, Aaron focuses on business strategy, future direction, product development and strategic partnerships. On a day-to-day basis, he works closely with the entire executive team in different capacities, including recruiting, brand management, marketing, sales, feature planning and content acquisition.