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It sounded absurd to me, but apparently no one at Blink UX had any idea what gets him or her fired. “Oh dear,” I thought. “That’s a problem.”

I am proud of being open, honest, and transparent, but getting fired is not something I generally talk about. Until now. Now I actually enjoy the conversation because it is so incredibly clarifying.

It all started when talking with my friends from Marigold Associates. We were brainstorming new ideas to encourage employees to take more ownership in their work, with clients and within the company overall.

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Topics: Company Culture, Firing

 

Student Maid has millennials lining up to clean dirty toilets. The service’s student-only employees excel in relationship building, problem solving and are highly engaged - and it’s all a result of the company’s promise to help them become successful in life.

At the 2017 Small Giants Summit, Founder & CEO of Student Maid Kristen Hadeed took to the stage to debunk stereotypes about millennials and show the leadership shift required today to help millennials thrive in the future. In this engaging and timely talk, Kristen helps to unpack the unique obstacles facing the next generation, and what you can do to help them overcome these challenges and reach their highest potential. 

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Topics: Company Culture, Millennials

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In the past decade, I’ve had the opportunity to talk with many business leaders and one of the most common challenges that they face is in how to create a culture that promotes fun and gets great results.

I often read about the newest fad in fun workplace cultures; ping-pong tables, drinks, unlimited vacation time, putting for dollars, and other fun perks.  And while those perks can certainly contribute to a fun culture, they are not the answer for an engaged workforce.

Many question when it’s time to turn off the fun and turn on the results. But having fun and getting great results are not mutually exclusive practices.  In my experience, both are indispensable to organizational health, and one without the other does not create a healthy culture.  Having fun without getting results is just goofing off; and getting results without having fun is… well, not fun!

Here are 4 ways that we have fun and get great results at SEI.

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Topics: Company Culture, Finance, Profit, Employee Development, Employee Engagement

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Topics: Company Culture, scaling, growing with purpose

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