Because Shopify recognizes the value of leisure, it’s not surprising that company headquarters are furnished with a racetrack, a foam pit, and a yoga studio, among other fun features. Scheduled events on Friday afternoons provide opportunities for co-workers to build rapport, and Shopify employees appreciate the freedom to pick the projects they want to work on.
Shopify emphasizes the value of mentorship in the workplace and also encourages collaborative work among employees by using open-source software. A generous portion of Shopify’s budget goes to providing employees with professional and educational opportunities too. Last year, for instance, Shopify’s Design Team attended Berlin’s Beyond Tellerrand conference with designers from all over the world.