The EK Way is about the way we do our work, how we interact, and how we approach partnering with our clients to accomplish their goals. It encompasses the people, places, and things that make us uniquely capable of serving our clients and delivering on our mission.
How We Work
Above all else, EK operates based on a foundation of agile collaboration. We recognize we are at our best when we’re working together to address our clients’ challenges, offering integrated solutions that pull from our combined experience and independent thinking.
We conduct bi-weekly knowledge sharing sessions with our team, where team members share their expertise or our partners brief us on new technologies or methodologies.
We also maintain an employee to employee recognition program, so that all members of our team have the opportunity to actively recognize and thank exceptional collaboration, support, or leadership from their colleagues. This, of course, is also reflected in EK’s compensation policy and bonus program.
We complement these efforts with frequent off-sites and social gatherings to ensure everyone has the opportunity to build supportive and collaborative team member relationships.
Innovation is another core element to how we work. Every member of our team is encouraged to surface new ideas and try new things. EK maintains a budget to experiment with new tools, technologies, and methodologies to ensure our team members continue to learn and we can present the latest innovations to our clients. All members of the team are encouraged to experiment with new tools and techniques and are rewarded for surfacing new ideas.
We supplement these social learning opportunities with a dedicated and guaranteed training budget for each member of our team, to ensure everyone has the continued opportunity to learn and grow.
We also strive to inject our energy and enthusiasm into the work we do. A uniting factor for each of us at EK is that we are passionate about our work. We are proud of our company, our clients, and our achievements, and that carries through to everything we do.
Where We Work
EK operates globally, joining our clients around the world to address their challenges. We’ve worked on every continent except for Antarctica, and have supported clients in over 30 countries.
Though we can be found just about anywhere, we are headquartered in the Washington, DC Metro area, in Arlington, Virginia. We’re committed to community involvement and work with a number of local businesses and philanthropic organizations in the area as well.
Our space is designed to maximize collaboration, providing break out spaces, white board walls, chalkboards, magnet boards, and screen sharing technologies. The EK office is a celebration of our hard work and our client’s successes – a place in which our team members are excited to spend their time.
Why We Work
A big part of our culture and overall approach is driven by that fact that we love what we do, where we work, and for whom we work. We are proud of our clients and strive to provide them the greatest successes possible. The EK Way means we work hard because we believe in what we’re doing.