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Weekly Column for Inc. Magazine by’s Director of People Operations Spotlights How to Make Work More Loving

Emma Brudner shares simple rules to ensure transparency at your company is helpful and not harmful in first Inc. Magazine article

BOSTON – Sept. 27, 2019Emma Brudner, Director of People Operations at, the Agile Travel Management™ company that provides a super simple way to manage, book, report, and save on business travel, is sharing actionable, tactical management tips that make work more loving in her new weekly column for Inc. Magazine. Her first article, “These 2 Simple Rules Will Ensure Your Transparency Policy Is Helpful (Instead of Harmful),” hit this week. She sites two important guidelines to help keep communication productive instead of distracting or distressing.

“At, we pride ourselves on our ‘Wicked Loving’ culture, but what does being ‘loving’ at work mean?” said Brudner. “I look forward to translating loving management practices into the day-to-day, so anyone at any company can build more genuine and genuinely caring relationships. And when caring relationships add up on the micro level, it results in a macro culture that's authentically people-first.” is creating the world’s most innovative, simple, and fun business travel app, but its high-energy, fun, diverse, and inclusive workplace culture – known as its “Wicked Loving” culture – is making it one of Boston’s hottest startups. The company is seeing tremendous growth, recently announcing adding hundreds of customers during the first half of the year and securing $37 million in funding. In May, was named one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2019 with high scores for employee engagement.

Prior to, Brudner spent nearly five years at HubSpot managing the company's blog. She was also an associate site and news editor at TechTarget and a contributing editor at Not For Tourists, Inc., a global champion of mobile and social media technologies to find the best local content in neighborhoods around the world. She's fascinated with people and is constantly thinking about how to make work more loving. Her other job is being a mom to one human baby and two cats. She wants to be Dolly Parton when she grows up.

To learn Brudner’s take on whether transparency will be constructive in a given scenario, check out her article at:

Follow her on Twitter @emmajs24.

About makes Agile Travel Management real by providing a super simple way to manage, book and report on business travel, saving employers and travelers time and money. Happy employee travel experiences within a policy can be set up in five minutes. uses machine learning and 24/7 support to help travelers easily book trips, while empowering managers to create policies, view budgets and expenditures, and monitor their globetrotting team efficiently. Based in Boston, the company was founded in 2015 by Paul English, co-founder of the travel booking site KAYAK, and is led by CEO Mike Volpe, previously CMO at HubSpot. For more information, visit and connect on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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