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Red Door Interactive Operate Under Tenets Like 'Share,' 'Exceed' and '100% Jerk-Free'

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In a loft with views of downtown San Diego, the Padres' ballpark and the bay, employees at Red Door Interactive operate under tenets like "share," "exceed" and "100% jerk-free."

What's that mean, exactly?

"The most important thing we have is our people, then clients," said Reid Carr, president-CEO of the 70-person independent digital agency. "The team is more important than the individual."

Red Door, which handles digital work for midsize national and regional clients such as Rubio's and Sutter Home, hosts regular "expos" so that employees can share their work.

While the goal is to bring employees together, the agency also celebrates their individuality. Staffers' art and photography are showcased on office walls and in the company desk calendar.

Red Door also hosts committees with goals such as building morale and encouraging growth. These have spawned lunchtime sessions of office yoga, guest speakers and a series on personal finance.

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