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Culture, Surprise

The Business of Buzzwords: 10X

What does it mean to “10X” something? If you read it as “10 times”, you’re not alone (and in a way, you’re right – more on that below). The term 10X is something you’ll see on our website – it’s a buzzword that transcended language to become a movement that’s taking the entrepreneurial world by storm.


The Secret to Motivating your Creative Team

As a manager of a creative team, you know that it’s no easy job! Tracking progress, motivating your team, and finding the balance between guidance and leaving enough space for creativity is a challenging task. So how can you be hands-off, while still creating the structure and motivation needed for your team to do their best work?


The Secret to Motivating your Sales Team

Sales is hard. (Yep, we said it so you don’t have to) It’s okay to acknowledge that what you and your team do is a daily grind and isn’t for the faint of heart. As a sales manager, how do you solve the age-old industry problem of: How do you motivate your sales team? How do you leave them feeling empowered? We here at Surprise believe we have the answer for you, but it may not be what you think.


AliceAi: She’ll Make a Man(ager) Out of You

The problems that come from a company having languishing managers, stretched too thin, feeling disengaged and/or isolated from their team are numerous. Luckily, we have an adorably-coiffed, cutting edge solution for you. Meet AliceAi.

Science & Psychology, Surprise

Surprises vs. Rewards

Everyone loves being rewarded. Whether it comes in the form of praise, money, experiences, or other goodies, we are hardwired as humans to enjoy being recognized and rewarded for our efforts. If it ain't broke, don't fix it... right?

Productivity, Surprise

Missions vs. Tasks

Missions are more meaningful than tasks because they ask us to improve upon the fundamentals of how we work, not just what we need to do. And it’s through this continuous practice and formation of positive workplace habits that we become better workers.

Science & Psychology, Surprise

The Power of Surprise

You’ve heard the saying: variety is the spice of life, right? Well, we agree. Simply swap out the word variety with surprise, and you’ve unlocked one of the best-kept secrets of success -- one that we’re more than happy to spill the beans on.