Unleash Employees' Inner Creative Marketing Talents - Rehumanize Business Part 2

You may have read that title and thought, “What does my company’s marketing have to do with work happiness?” A lot. 70% of business is transacted because your friend told you about a product or service. You probably own an iPod because your friends wouldn’t stop raving about their iPod. You trust your friends to recommend good stuff. Zappos let’s ...

Rehumanize Business - Part 1

Too many businesses are worried about playing it safe. They don’t want to uncover the bad stuff that is happening in their business, so they look the other way instead. Human Resources is there to protect the company. Upper management only wants to know about positive sales figures. Who can most employees turn to? They don’t turn to anyone; they ...

Make Every Employee Feel Cool

I have a co-worker who just finished a big project. She was bouncing off the walls with giddiness. She took the project to her boss and it was confirmed. She did a fantastic job. She came back to her cubicle with a huge smile on her face.  “I feel like my stress just floated away,” Alice said. “Cool, so she ...

Why Fish Philosophy Works

Pikes Place, a fish market in Seattle, is known for its fun style of business. They toss fish around as if they were footballs. They have a sign that says, “Caution: Low Flying Fish.” Any business that has a sign about low flying product must be having fun. The employees love working there because they are engaged and willing to ...

Empower the Employees to Improve the Company

Google has an internal website called “Google Ideas.”  Googlers submit their suggestions on how to improve a product or how to make things better at Google. Their co-workers can read this site and give their feedback by rating the suggestion and leaving comments. Management monitors this website very closely so they can stay abreast of their employees’ feelings. Opinions Matter ...