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MAYA Design Honored on Great Place to Work Rankings as Best Small Workplace

September 8, 2010

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ — MAYA Design, a leading technology design and innovation lab, was recognized today as #22 on The 7th Annual Great Place to Work® Rankings: 2010 Best Small & Medium Workplaces Presented by Entrepreneur Media. The list, narrowed down from over 400 nominated companies, represents the best Workplaces separated into two categories: small companies with less than 250 employees and medium companies with 251-999 employees. Great Place to Work® Institute, based in San Francisco, produces the Best Small & Medium Workplaces list each year.

“We are excited to be recognized as one of the best workplaces in America by the esteemed Great Place to Work Institute and Entrepreneur Media,” said Mick McManus, President and Chief Executive Officer of MAYA Design. “This acknowledgement is a true testament to our culture, ethics and commitment to ensuring a positive work environment.”

Their exceptional dedication to employee satisfaction sets MAYA Design apart from other small business workplaces. The company’s family oriented offices, environmentally friendly space and generous vacation policy all serve as factors that provide MAYA employees with a healthy and happy work atmosphere. Employees may be granted a total of six weeks to dedicate their time towards pursuing a personal objective to develop individually, further demonstrating MAYA’s commitment to creativity and independence.

MAYA Design was selected as a winner for the list by participating in the Great Place to Work® Institute’s selection process which includes a survey of MAYA’s employees based on the Trust Index© and a questionnaire completed by MAYA Design about programs and company practices. The Great Place to Work® Institute evaluated the company based on five areas: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie. The Institute’s unique methodology measures the level of trust that exists between employees and management, the pride employees express about the company and the camaraderie employees share.

“Trust-based workplace cultures make a better place to work for employees and create a competitive advantage for the organization,” said Ricardo Lange, President of Great Place to Work® Institute. “All of the companies selected for the Great Place to Work® Rankings: 2010 Best Small & Medium Workplaces Presented by Entrepreneur® have cultivated a trust based work culture and have accomplished a lot of hard work in order to make it onto the list.”

Selection as a winner of the list benefits the organization in many ways. Benefits include better financial performance, less employee turnover, higher levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, greater innovative thinking and creativity, higher productivity and enhanced public perception.

To see the complete list visit http://greatplacetowork.com/what_we_do/lists-us-sme.htm to learn more about how to build a high-trust workplace culture, visit www.greatplacetowork.com or to learn more about MAYA Design visit http://www.maya.com.

About MAYA:

Since its founding in 1989, MAYA Design has been dedicated to improving the interactions between people and information technology. Through its human-centered research and commercial design practices, it helps companies and organizations take advantage of the great potential for organic growth driven by innovative, networked products and smart services. For more information visit http://www.maya.com.

ABOUT GREAT PLACE TO WORK® INSTITUTE: Great Place to Work® Institute has been studying and identifying best companies for more than 25 years. Great Place to Work® Institute’s proprietary methodology and assessment tools examine the level of trust at an organization. Visit www.greatplacetowork.com to learn more about our trust assessments and Best Companies to Work For lists.

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