Intertech Named a Top Workplace by Star Tribune

For the seventh year in a row, Intertech was named a StarTribune Top Workplace.  My thanks to our outstanding employees and loyal customers for making us possible.

Employee Engagement: Feeling Valued

Here are some questions your employees would be asked about feeling valued in an engagement survey:

Here’s some feedback on having a positive/flourishing relationship:

Here are a few tips on praise… let someone relive the win by asking how they did it and don’t underestimate the power of a handwritten note.

Here’s the recipe for a good thank you:

Employee Engagement: Benefits and Pay

As it relates to pay, the goal is to make it not a de-motivator. As a board member shared, he’s never been paid enough in his 40+ years as a professional:

When thinking of benefits, what can you offer that’s a benefit for your employees but not a significant cost for you?


Employee Engagement: Job Satisfaction

When looking to improve job satisfaction, we want to start from the inside sphere and work our way out… start with a challenging job and a healthy relationship with a person’s direct manager.

From first to last, below are the areas needed to create a job that’s fulfilling:

Look for opportunities to make a job more than a job:


Employee Engagement: Manager Effectiveness and Trust in Senior Leaders

In an engagement survey, below are a few of the questions they’d be asked around the trust and effectiveness of managers:

To me, leadership has two main components… first, is how we think

Great leaders take blame for mistakes, give away credit when there’s success, and set an example:

I think Dale Carnegie does a great job of nailing the seven things a leader does…