In this guest post from Jessica Dahlstrum, she discusses Tony Hsieh's book, Delivering Happiness.
In this guest post from Jessica Dahlstrum, she discusses how having a strong culture can increase employee engagement and productivity.
When employees are excited to come to work each day, workplace productivity significantly increases. At Zappos, they consider a company culture that is defined by clear values that are 100% committed to, one of the most important factors when it comes to a rewarding work experience. But how can you create a positive environment and culture at your own business?
Millions of people begin each New Year with great intentions to improve their health - in particular, lose weight. Great plan, right? Unfortunately, most of us go into it with either no specific goal in mind, or unrealistic expectations about what we’re up against. As a result, according to the International Journal of Obesity, as few as 2% of adults in our nation ever complete a full 90-day program and typically, only 8-12% of those who begin a fitness program of any length ever complete it.
Running a company like a city is the premise upon which our CEO, Tony Hsieh, adopted the self-governing practice of Holacracy for Zappos in 2013. Research showed him that companies tend to become less productive and innovative over time as they increase in size.
That four letter F word. You know the one. It elicits fear and can make even the most unabashed of us cringe.