“A structure based on hierarchy wasn’t going to work for us.”
– Teal co-founders Victor Leipnik & Bryan Peters
Organizational structure isn’t one-size-fits-all. While a top-down hierarchy might work for some businesses, it’s not for everyone. Teal helps your rapidly growing company unlock its full performance potential without damaging the scrappy, startup culture that got you there in the first place.Today, after months of development and testing, we’re proud to announce the official launch of Teal Software.
In our early days at Miovision, Teal co-founder Victor Leipnik and I quickly found our groove working together in various roles. We also became friends, and would often muse about one day creating our own startup. Having been with Miovision since the early days, we began to see changes in the culture as the company outgrew its small, startup roots. We often met with Miovision CEO Kurtis McBride, to share theories on how to hold onto the culture without slowing the momentum of explosive growth the company was experiencing. The three of us shared a very real concern that some of the magic that came with Miovision’s workplace culture was at risk of being lost as the company expanded. As a group, we looked for an existing software tool to help visualize and maintain that culture, but nothing quite fit. All of the tools we found were geared toward traditional hierarchical structures.
We took a hard look at the company’s organizational structure to better understand what motivates people to do their best work. It quickly became clear that a structure based on hierarchy wasn’t going to work for us. We needed to find where people’s skills and passion intersected with the business’s needs in order to properly set up our teams for success. It was during this process that we came to what I would call a “common sense” epiphany: Goals are one of the biggest drivers of organizational change. Once you identify the goals, you start to see organizations adapt to achieve them. So, we created a solution to help Miovision through its struggles. But, what we ultimately discovered was that many other growing companies shared our frustration with existing organizational tools. We realized those companies could also benefit from a solution that allows colleagues to align their passions and skills to goals. That was the moment Teal was born. And, what started as a tool to map relationships in Miovision’s organization has now become a game changer all on its own.
Although we initially developed Teal for internal use at Miovision, Kurtis, Victor, and myself quickly realized it could be valuable to other companies in similar stages of growth. While Kurtis remains with Miovision to focus on helping improve traffic and create smart cities, Victor and I have taken on leadership positions with Teal as we officially spin it off into its own company with today’s launch.
To say we’re excited to see our dream become reality today is an understatement. We’re thrilled to bring Teal to the market and help other companies benefit from the simplicity and clarity it provides.
Ready to say goodbye to outdated hierarchy and bureaucracy in your organization?
We hope you’ll say hello, to Teal.
Bryan Peters, Co-Founder at Teal