Reward & Recognition at the Walt Disney World Resort

The name tag emphasizes the idea that the individual has worked to help dream, create, and inspire others.

In consulting with organizations, we often highlight the importance of reward and recognition to the culture. Disney has been doing this for many years in a variety of ways. Here’s a snapshot at where various programs that impact those who work at the Walt Disney World Company. Disney Legends This is the highest honorary acclaim given to outstanding individuals … Read more

World-Class Onboarding Activities

JetBlue's training facilities in Orlando, Florida. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

In a previous article we spoke about why onboarding should matter to your organization. In a secondary article we looked at what components makes onboarding world class. Here we look at over a dozen great companies and what they do to make onboarding succeed on a variety of onboarding issues: Forms  Management. The State of Minnesota and … Read more

World Class Onboarding

World Class Onboarding

What does World-Class Onboarding look like? In our previous article we spoke about why on boarding matters. World-Class organizations are redefining traditional onboarding approaches that have long been staple in many an organization. Let’s look at some of those approaches: Forms Management: Traditionally the labor behind filling out forms is often what comes to mind when … Read more

Why Onboarding Matters


Why does onboarding matter? According to research from the Aberdeen group, 90% of employees make the decision to stay at a firm within six months of joining an organization. It’s critical to make those first months succeed, particularly if organizations have made a serious investment in selecting the best-fit employees. Indeed, some 76% of organizations … Read more

Working Across the Table in the Senate

Vice President Joe Biden appearing on MSNBC's Morning Joe.

Last week during the Democrat National Convention, Vice President Joe Biden appeared on Morning Joe to discuss his decision not to run as a candidate, and other issues surrounding the 2016 election. But what caught my attention was not a dialogue about politics, but about working together: Here is that conversation by the host, Joe … Read more

Brick Ownership

Brick Ownership

Recently I was asked to do a program on the future of Customer Service. One of the key concepts I introduced was “Brick Ownership”. What is that? To understand Brick Ownership, you have to see A LEGO Brickumentary. This is not the same film as The LEGO Movie that came out into the theaters a couple … Read more

Employee Career Centers

Center of Excellence

We’re continuing an earlier conversation about career development. A common career development practice is to create a physical place for one-stop career support. Often developed in the context of a library-like setting, these centers provide key people who can offer support in helping employees find the resources they need. Companies such as Advanced Micro Devices, IBM, and … Read more