Ep 47 Millennial’s Perspective of Zingerman’s

Kathryn Wagner is a recent graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Marketing. She joined Zingerman’s Coffee House 5 months prior to our interview. After typing up that title for the blog/podcast, I felt kind of guilty because I only partially buy-in to the labels we give the different generations. There are characteristics. However, Kathryn in no way was here to represent a generation. She was asked 5 minutes before we interviewed to chat with me and she said yes. That all said, I did bring up  the “M” word to get her thoughts on the matter.  Continue reading Ep 47 Millennial’s Perspective of Zingerman’s

Creating Change from Within the Company – Ep 44

Another repodcast (or should I say reToddcast?). This time Jamie Pritscher shares her experience sparking change to happen at a company called Tasty Catering. She then talks about beginning a new company called Neuphoriq Marketing. She’s got a great spirit and shares some great stuff. Get your notepads out. This is all three episodes in one straight shot.Jamie Pritscher

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About Jamie Pritscher

Jamie Pritscher is an award-winning entrepreneur committed to excellence, professionalism, positive workplace culture and exceptional client experiences. In addition to positions as Director of Communications at full-service caterer Tasty Catering, Co-founder and Chief Brand Officer of creative marketing agency nuphoriq and Co-founder and CEO of socially-responsible high-end gift company That’s Caring, Jamie is also an active speaker and volunteer in the community.

Human Centered Organizational Design

Enterprise social networks, user interface, performance management, and human centered design. These are all topics Kevin Jone and I discuss in this 3rd and final episode with him.

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Kevin Jones works with companies to help them reimagine and change the way they work, operate, and how they engage their employees. The only way to do this is to challenge the status quo. Continue reading Human Centered Organizational Design

Give Up Control and Grow

In part 2 of my series with Kevin Jones, I asked for details on his company viaPing and the work he’s doing around employee feedback. We’ve all seen the yearly, or in one case every 3 year, employee feedback surveys. We take them and very rarely see any results or actions taken as a result. Kevin’s thought of another method that he’s helped companies implement and it’s called viaPing and it’s a methodology of daily employee feedback. Yes, daily.

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This talk is not just about his company it’s about loosening up control, giving employees more room to take chances, and creating opportunities for conversations to begin among all levels and departments of  your company.

Kevin Jones works with companies to help them reimagine and change the way they work, operate, and how they engage their employees.  The only way to do this is to challenge the status quo. Continue reading Give Up Control and Grow