Employee / Company Word Association

Keeping a company cohesive and strong is a tough job. It takes vision, purpose, focus, resolve and long list of other things to pull it off. Unfortunately, many companies fail in developing a top notch work environment. In fact, many companies barely try. I enjoy reading stories about companies like Zappos that are doing a great job creating a strong work environment for their team.

Earlier this week, a co-worker forwarded me this great chart of word associations that employees have put together in conjunction with their companies. I found the chart very inciteful when thinking about my own team and how it stacks up with the this impressive list of other successful companies.

Word Comparisons

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Zappos – A Company Culture to Aspire to

A few months ago I ran across some online write ups of Zappos and their company culture. Lots of positive things floating around the net about them. After talking with our HR director, we discovered that Zappos Culture is in fact so phenomenal that they’ve turned their “mojo” into a product line not unlike our EntreLeadership Business product (see daveramsey.com).

Rick Perry, our HR director, reached out to the Zappos team and found a kindred spirit is heading up their Zappos Insights site.We’re considering going out to one of their tours, but in the meantime, Zappos sends out a free “culture book”. I signed up yesterday and am looking forward to getting it in the next few days. Zappos Culture Book

I recently started reaching out to C-Levels in the Nashville area for personal growth and mentoring opportunities. I had to chuckle a bit when Jay Clarke, CEO of Magazines.com, whom I met with just 2 weeks ago showed up in the Zappos Culture video I saw today. Zappos has put together a pretty solid product, and they appear to be doing well with it. Check it out at Zappos Insights

Zappos Insights

Netflix Cultural Presentation Leak

A VP buddy of mine from work passed this link to me. It was never meant to be leaked out to the public, but Netflix does some very interesting things in their company. Check it out. It is worth the look.

Link to Netflix Culture Presentation