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Five medium-size companies earn Best Workplaces for Innovators recognition

They may be medium-size, but there’s nothing average about the innovative environments these companies have cultivated.

Five medium-size companies earn Best Workplaces for Innovators recognition
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This year for the first time, Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators is recognizing outstanding organizations in six different categories, including these five companies with between 100 and 999 employees.

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Finalists

Amur Equipment Finance
Grand Island, NE

Some 85% of the IT department’s budget is earmarked for R&D and Innovation.

Bolt
San Francisco

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Two non-HR employees asked leadership to expand its definitions of diversity, and their efforts led to the addition of four new values in the company guidebook.

DealerPolicy
Williston, VT

Employees’ suggestions can result in changes to the org chart: One employee noticed the need to address client issues; he assembled a team and became director of customer service, a new role.

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Roofstock
Oakland, CA

At the suggestion of an in-house analyst, the real estate marketplace introduced a new listing type that created a “permanent and significant shift” in the company’s business model.

Team One
Los Angeles

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The advertising agency boasts a robust portfolio of employee self-directed research and enrichment programs that continued throughout the pandemic.

Read more about Fast Company‘s 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators 2021.