Salesforce began with a vision to be a different kind of company. To change the way the world does business and improve the state of the world. Our core values lead with trust, customer success, innovation, equality for all, and sustainability. These commitments guide our relationships, product designs, and investments. Our community of more than 12,000 experience designers work together every day to make the technology that drives customer success and enables companies and nonprofits to thrive.
DEI is ongoing work that requires consistent attention and reexamination–especially at the tactical level. It’s a lens we need to use to assess everything, including the ways we empower employees to grow. One way we’ve sought to operationalize our commitment to DEI is through specific changes to our career ladder.
Design is a key ingredient across nearly half of Salesforce roles. Wherever you are on your journey, we’re here to empower you to uplevel your Salesforce career with design skills that put people first.
As the future of work is an ever-changing landscape, my DesignOps team at Salesforce wondered what if we designed internal, team-building experiences with the same thoughtfulness we design experiences for customers?
We asked Jason Kriese, VP of DesignOps at Salesforce, some questions that get at the heart of why they’re passionate about enterprise design, what it’s like to work at Salesforce, and what makes their products and services special to designops professionals.
Join panel moderator Maisee Xiong and Salesforce DesignOps practitioners for a conversation about what it means to build values-driven DesignOps programs, tools and relationships in order to cultivate belonging and prepare our global design teams to deliver their best work.
Together we will:
- Discuss practical ways to weave values into our Ops work
- Consider what’s necessary to build community and culture for hybrid design teams
- Understand how effective onboarding tools can help new team members feel welcome
- Identify the design practices and tools that keep teams and leaders aligned
DesignOps as a discipline offers career opportunities for people of many different backgrounds. This is true even for those who are just getting started and may have little to no professional experience. At Salesforce, we create unique opportunities to support, inspire, and guide new employees towards meaningful DesignOps careers. In this talk, we’ll share our experiences and best practices for newcomers, including a special look at our DesignOps internship program.