Culture Exchange

Workplace Weight Loss Gains Benefits

12/20/2016     

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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.

How This Company in a City Became a City in a Company

11/30/2016     

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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. 

Let’s talk about the “F” word

10/20/2016     

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That four letter F word. You know the one. It elicits fear and can make even the most unabashed of us cringe.

Open Space Works for Zappos

10/12/2016     

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Open Space meeting: a purpose-driven meeting framework. It has stood the test of time—30 years and counting, as a matter of fact. Yet, how much do you know about it?

Diversity & The Workplace

09/16/2016     

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In 2014, a much-vaunted app was released; the creators claimed this app would be a one-stop shop for personal health. Users could track calories consumed, blood alcohol content, respiratory rate, and vitamin intake; they could also look for information on ways to improve health, and advice on symptoms they were suffering. The app’s creators claimed that this was the future of personal healthcare, and the app did much of what it claimed, with a single glaring exception.

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