Yesterday in my nordic class, I wiped out on a downhill, and one of my skis popped off! So I must have really done something uncoordinated to fall so hard. However, I learned how to avoid catching an edge on melting snow, and the next time I went down the hill I did so with much more success.
A recent radio show guest of mine, Laura Putnam, wrote an excellent article in Entrepreneur magazine last week that talked about ways that small companies can create successful cultures to retain employees. I loved the part about “Fail Faster!” a slogan at IDEO that supports a culture of learning. Laura also provided these other possibilities:
1. A four-day work week
2. Unlimited vacation time. Can that possibly lead to 85% employee retention!?
3. Commitment to learning
4. Office hours with managers
5. Daily rituals
6. Community outreach
7. Culture building structures (like a “good vibes” committee)
What do YOU think attracts and keeps companies at your workplace? Please provide a comment.
Here is super short (43 seconds) video about my chapter in Mountain Mantras: Wellness and Life Lessons from the Slopes about failing. I call it Embrace the Yard Sale. Enjoy!