Month: March 2019

Get Specific: Broadcast Messages That Work

In jobs that keep workers constantly on the move, trying to discuss high-stakes topics with long-distance managers can be intimidating. Feedback about benefits, pay, and even unclear company policies carry a great deal of weight — especially when employees worry their interests will be dismissed. But for managers, effectively responding to these types of concerns is another challenge entirely. Do you tackle controversial topics head-on at the risk of inflaming the sensitivities of your…


Via Startup Nation - 5 Reasons Why It’s Imperative to Immerse Yourself Into Your Target Industry

WorkHound CEO, Max Farrell, shared the reasons why an immersive experience was important for WorkHound to tackle target industries. For Farrell that meant going where the rubber meets the road and for research, he joined truck drivers by sleeping in truck cabs, eating road food, and showering at truck stops. Max on the road with Turntable Trucker When it came time to pitch WorkHound to key decision makers, Farrell and his team not only brought a bold vision for tackling critical…


Beyond the open-door policy

An open-door communication policy can help encourage an open and collaborative work environment. The underlying idea is sound: It signals to employees that you are serious about breaking down communication barriers and want to hear about the issues affecting their productivity or overall comfort in the workplace. However, there are some issues to consider. Issue #1: Fear and Vulnerability An open-door policy assumes that employees are willing to talk with you about an issue that may…