We’re remote-first at Axonius, but being together is something we continually invest in.
For the first time, team Axonius this month joined the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge (JPMCC), a road race that’s been an annual tradition (minus the last three years) in New York for decades. Nine Axonians donned our company shirts to walk or run the 3.5 miles along with over 1,500 other runners. We were joined by four Axonians who participated virtually, walking or running on their home turf.
Connecting and working together
Staying active is important to many Axonians. Our #Fitness and #Peloton Slack channels help us stay connected, and our Axonius Strava Group provides a forum for us to give each other ongoing encouragement. Joining JPMCC was an opportunity to bring people together and also live one of our company values: team.
At Axonius, being a team means we move fast, and we win and lose together. Everyone is part of the ride, regardless of who they are or where they work. If you saw us running, you’d notice members of our leadership team running alongside the team (even with the rain and thunderstorms that followed us throughout the course of the event).
Achieving our stride
Personally, I’ve admired this event from a distance for years, because it encourages companies across a wide range of industries to bring their employees together for a fun but challenging outdoor experience.
This year, not only did I organize our participation in the event, but I was also a part of it. I was lucky enough to be introduced to Axonius by a friend (who also happens to share my love of running!) and who encouraged me to apply for a role. What I found when I came to Axonius was a place where people genuinely care about their work and their fellow Axonians, and are always willing to show up and try something new.
As I stood with Team Axonius at the start line of the JPMCC, all of us in our custom-designed t-shirts (shout-out to our own Maddie King for such a cool design!), I felt that we were not only starting this race, but just getting started as a company — moving fast and winning and losing together.