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Inspired and Intentional Business Podcast - Open Book Management, Business Vision, Employee Engagement, Balancing Profit and Social Impact

In the United States, according to Gallup, nearly 70% of employees are not engaged in their work. Disengagement negatively affects profitability and productivity. I believe there are 3 ways businesses can improve engagement. One, they inspire with a clear vision. Two, they practice open-book management. Three, they intentionally build collaborative, accountable, strength-focused teams. My intention is to inspire owners considering a new way to run their business and to encourage those currently fighting the good fight to balance profits and social impact. Let’s be inspired. The show will touch on business strategy, vision, internal communication, finance, accounting, organizational development, team-building, marketing, sales, and operations. Inspirations for the show include The Great Game of Business, by Jack Stack; Zingermans Community of Businesses, Ari Weinzweig, Paul Saginaw, Small Giants by Bo Burlingham, Open Book Managment by John Case, Zappos, and others.
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Jan 23, 2018

How do you handle an employee complaint about equipment, processes, policies, etc? Many organizations have a “suggestion box” program. But often times the ideas don’t go anywhere. What does this do to employee engagement?

What if you had a defined process for creating change that could be initiated by anyone, even the newest employee, in such a way that ideas are properly vetted and and also properly rolled out to ensure success? Many employees just want to know they’re heard and their ideas are considered fairly. In addition, if they can be taught the right way to introduce organizational change, you’ve now given them a skill the can use in their jobs now, in the future, and in their world outside of work.

Listen as Ari Weinzweig and I talk about the basics of Bottom Line Change.

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  • six and a half years ago
    Bill Fotsch
    Industry leaders, like Southwest Airlines, Capital One and BHP Billiton, and hundreds of private companies empower employees to think and act like owners, driving and participating in the profitable growth of the company. This is one of the big reason they are industry leaders. They naturally embrace change to improve the business. These Forbes and Harvard Business Review articles provide more background: https://hbr.org/2018/01/more-than-a-paycheck http://www.forbes.com/sites/fotschcase/2016/05/31/engage-your-employees-in-making-money/
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