It’s easy to find examples of what companies are doing wrong—micromanaging employees, burning out workers, stifling innovation, the list goes on . . .
But now I’m looking for examples of what companies are doing right.
I’m setting up short (30 min.) phone interviews with managers at companies that
- Foster innovation and creativity
- Make employees happy and engaged
- Use specific methods or management “hacks” to improve collaboration, motivation, and morale
This is all part of a project I’m involved with at my new job. (Yes, after years of being happily self-employed, I recently decided to take a full-time job. More on that in a separate post.)
To nominate your company, just leave a comment at the end of this blog post saying what you love about your workplace. Be as specific as possible. I’ll follow up with you via email to arrange a phone interview if I think your company is a good fit.
Here of the kinds of questions I’m asking managers:
- Tell me a little about what it’s like working at your company?
- How are management practices different from other companies where you’ve worked?
- What methods have you used to get people collaborating across functions? Across locations?
- In many companies, employees feel removed from the needs of the end-customer. What things do you do to foster empathy for the customer within the company?
- Do you have any specific management “hacks” you find effective at improving collaboration, motivation, or morale?