July President's Message
Dear PIHRA Members:
Do you ever hit the snooze button on a weekday morning? Once? Twice? Six times? Do you dread going into the office each day? Imagine re-shaping the culture at your office so that you looked forward to your day, every day.
During the SHRM Annual Conference, I had the opportunity to take an inspiring tour of Zappos along with the PIHRA staff and Wayne Munyer. Tony Hsieh, the CEO of Zappos, has created a unique culture that regularly earns the company a spot on the Forbes list of 100 Best Companies to Work For and has resulted is some very impressive sales figures.
The weekend after the tour, I spent some time reading Tony’s book, “Delivering Happiness.” In his book, Tony writes about “dreading going to work at LinkExchange,” a company he had co-founded in the 90s. Because of this, he found himself hitting the snooze button six times in the morning. So when he got involved in Zappos, he took a different approach and decided to create a workplace he was passionate about.