Build Trust and Reduce Employee Attrition

With the U.S. unemployment rate at a sixteen year low, two important labor dynamics have emerged. First, wages are rising; businesses need to pay more to get the same job done. Second, employees are increasingly tempted to leave their current job for the prospect of a better one. Many managers believe that the solution to… Read More

Embracing Skinned Knees: an Interview with Desiree Vargas Wrigley

Desiree Vargas Wrigley learned a lot from her eight years as Founder and CEO of the successful crowdfunding platform GiveForward, and she’s bringing that experience to her latest venture, Pearachute. On this episode of The Best Team Wins Podcast, Desiree talks about her growth as a leader, building and maintaining a great company culture, embracing… Read More

Three Tips for Engaging Your Millennial Employees

In my work with organizations of all sizes, from the four-person startup to the global Fortune 100 businesses, I’ve found there is one common theme which predicts an employee’s engagement. It’s not the pop-a-shot tournaments at lunch, the employee incentive plan, the fridge of unlimited La Croix® or the flexible work schedule. It’s much simpler;… Read More

Increase Your Team’s Visibility Quotient to Drive Employee Retention

One of the critical components of creating an engaged, high-retention workforce is visibility. I use the term to explain the degree to which the employee base has access to the information they need to determine whether or not the company is doing well. Let’s call that your company’s Visibility Quotient. To increase your Visibility Quotient,… Read More

Your CEO Doesn’t Care About Culture. Now What?

One of the most frequently-asked audience questions I receive is, “What can I do to build my team’s culture when my CEO doesn’t care, or doesn’t make positive culture-building a priority?” In answering that question, I always start by reminding my audience that a CEO who cares little for building a positive workplace culture is… Read More