Zach Kitschke is head of the People group at Canva, an online design and publishing tool which makes graphic design simple for everyone.
Since launching in 2013, Canva has grown to over 15 million users across 190 countries, with more than 1 billion designs created – that’s approximately 20 designs per second! Today Canva is growing from strength to strength, with over 400 team members working together on a mission to empower everyone to create beautiful designs.
Having worked across various roles within the company from marketing to product management, Zach plays an integral role in building the most effective and engaged team.
Zach Kitschke, Head of People at Canva says, “This recognition speaks volumes to our vision of not only creating a product that helps the world to design and communicate, but also creating a place where people want to come into work each day and do our best work.
“Canva offers a supportive, diverse and downright quirky culture. It’s always been in our DNA to set crazy big goals and recognise our teams’ wins with extraordinary celebrations such as releasing doves, drone racing to smashing plates. It’s our vision, values, traditions and team spirit that keeps everyone motivated in our shared vision of empowering the world to design.”
The Best Places to Work study is widely acclaimed in Australia. Based on one of the world’s most comprehensive studies of workplace culture by Great Place to Work Australia, the quality of this year’s study was higher than ever. The success of the Best Workplaces is a testament to their willpower and innovation to retain happy, engaged, loyal, high performing workforces during challenging times.
“This is an exciting, transformative and competitive time for companies,” said Zrinka Lovrencic, MD of Great Place to Work Australia. “With a services sector heavy economy, employers now need to make a greater effort to improve their workplace cultures in order to retain employees. This competitive pressure benefits everyone, as all workplaces can increase their levels of employee engagement. The companies that have made the 2018 study have risen to this challenge and exemplify workplace culture excellence.”
Great Place to Work Australia, part of Great Place to Work Inc, is a global research and consulting firm specialising in workplace excellence and development of high-trust and high-engagement workplace cultures. Our proprietary research tool, the Trust Index® Employee Engagement Survey, is taken annually by over 10 million employees worldwide. Leading companies worldwide use our model to increase the levels of trust across their organisations and drive business results.