When human insight meets technology we call it humanology.

 Jan Kelley

Chantel Broten

President and CEO

So much culture, we’re practically yogurt

We are proud to share that Jan Kelley has officially been named one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures for 2018 by Waterstone Human Capital.

The award celebrates Jan Kelley’s commitment to collaboration, creativity, curiosity, courage and positivity. This national program recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having cultures that enhance performance and help sustain a competitive advantage.

Why Jan Kelley?

At Jan Kelley, we know great company culture doesn’t happen by chance. This is why we invest significant time and resources to create an intentional culture that supports positive growth for our people and our business. Above all, our mission has always been to bring out the best in each other and our clients, every day. This award is a testament to our incredible people who continue to drive this vision and make Jan Kelley the unstoppable force it is today.

Some of the ongoing initiatives at our agency include:

  • One-to-one mentorship program
  • Health and wellness weeks
  • Ongoing education & skills advancement opportunities
  • Monthly social and team-building events
  • Post-secondary partnerships & internship programs
  • Weekly team member recognition program
  • Time allotted for volunteering & community involvement
  • And, obviously, a company foosball table

Living the Agile Life

Agencies are naturally occurring chaotic organizations. Our business operates at the speed of culture – continually changing and accelerating. This makes agencies fun and exciting, which attracts the right people to generate breakthrough ideas. However, this also makes agencies difficult to manage.

Our solution? Teams that manage themselves.

By working in an agile team-based model, we have created a low-management environment that encourages independent problem solving, fosters co-creation and unleashes imagination.

Essentially, we work in self-organizing and self-directed teams that have the autonomy to make decisions and adapt to continuous change. This not only allows for greater efficiency and progress on key projects, but also greater job satisfaction among our team members.

What’s next for our team?

As Abraham Maslow once said, “In any given moment we have two options: step forward into growth or step back into safety.”

Staying true to our core values, we will continue to push forward, embrace new challenges, take risks, learn and ultimately be a powerful force for good for ourselves and our clients. While taking a few rap battle breaks, of course.

If you’re interested in seeing what our team is up to, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, and check out our agency hashtag #jankelleylife.