Culture Exchange

How Culture Affects Employee Engagement

06/07/2017     

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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? 

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?

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