Advents Podcast: ConsenSys – Corporate Culture in a Global Organism

ConsenSys is one of the largest and most successful blockchain focused start-ups. How does the cooperation in this “organism” work? These and other questions are answered by Jose Caballer and Patrick Degenhardt from ConsenSys.

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The employees, who are spread all over the globe, usually work remotely, so they don’t sit together in the same office. Active communication is therefore particularly important. ConsenSys has an ace up its sleeve for effective team collaboration.

Organizing a decentralized Bitcoin secret

Corporate culture is at the forefront at the Bitcoin secret. When hierarchy loses importance, the method of scam making and communication must gain in importance. The task of Jose Caballer is to establish this method and to teach it to every single employee of ConsenSys. Jose is the Culture Chef for ConsenSys, but “Chef” does not mean “boss”, but refers to the kitchen. Jose himself believes that true teamwork is particularly evident in cooking. With a pragmatic attitude and many years of experience, he went to work at ConsenSys. The aim was to bring the members of the individual subgroups into line at ConsenSys. So that everyone could pull together in the same direction.

ConsenSys consists of makers. People who are motivated and passionate about starting projects and want to influence the real world. Furthermore, participation is the be-all and end-all in a group. If a group of people comes together, the first task is to think about and formulate a mission. Accordingly, all participants must be involved in this process so that there are no distortions later on. In this way, ConsenSys gathers talent behind a common cause. The success speaks for itself: Within the last 18 months, ConsenSys has grown from 150 employees to over 1,100 employees.