DEI + Culture
Lauren Dixon Talks Return to Office and Supporting Employees Year-Round
DS+CO Board Chair Lauren Dixon recently sat down with Great Place to Work to share the lessons she’s learned about returning to office and how DS+CO has created a culture of trust.
Lauren shares the importance of checking and responding to rapidly changing employee needs, how DS+CO does this regularly, and some of the specific data and statistics the agency found through these pulse surveys.
“Who would’ve known that I would’ve seen anyone in yoga pants or have their cats race across their keyboard. There were so many funny, real, touching moments. I don’t know that I would’ve ever had the opportunity to explore that part of my team member’s relationship. It’s brought us closer and tighter. In that respect, it’s been a good thing.”
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A culture champion, talent mentor and community advocate, Lauren is the heart and soul of DS+CO. She founded our agency in 1987 and built it into a team of go-getters 100 strong. But she’s most proud of the culture she’s cultivated—one that fosters creativity, collaboration and compassion. With Lauren’s unwavering dedication to putting people first, DS+CO has been recognized by Great Place to Work as the #1 marketing firm to work for in the country. Not once, but twice. And has made the list of the Best Small Companies to Work For 15 years running. Lauren’s contributions to her community are countless. She’s a Rochester Small Business Person of the Year, member of the Rochester Business Hall of Fame, ATHENA Award and Gaudette Community Award recipient, and was honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals for community leadership. She has served on the boards of United Way of Greater Rochester, Monroe Community College Foundation, United Way Women’s Leadership Council, Thompson Health Foundation, Greater Rochester Enterprise, CMAC and Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce.