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We also exceed expectations by offering some exceptional benefits, such as:

  •  Three-month paid sabbatical for every seven years of service. If you don’t want to take the time, you can opt to receive cash instead…or tailor a combination of time off/cash that works best for you and your family.
  •  Flexible work culture that allows the majority of our employees to work from home one or more days each week. In fact, nearly half of our revenue last year was generated by employees working remotely.
  •  SIGNING BONUS: Intertech will purchase equipment for your home office-related expenses (up to $1,500).
  •  Exceptional teammates who have your back and learn from each other. That’s the result of selective hiring standards in which only one of every 20 hiring candidates are asked to join our team.
  •  Being part of a rare organization that is a two-time #1 Mid-Sized Employer in Minnesota award winner (Minnesota Business magazine, 2012 & 2014) and one of the Top 10 IT mid-sized consulting firms in North America (Consulting magazine, 9/13).

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Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!

Did you like the movie “Rudy”?  The coach gets the team psyched by acknowledging challenges and sharing the plan to overcome them.  In business, this works too.  In fact, professors at Texas A&M studied motivational language theory (MLT).

In a Harvard Business Review (HBR) article they share “most winning formulas include three elements: direction giving, expressions of empathy, and meaning making.”

Here’s a succinct summary of the three elements:  Direction giving – People want to know what’s expected of them.  Empathetic language  You’re talking with a human… act like it.  Meaning-making language – Answer why this is important.


Meeting Madness!

In a recent article from HBR, we learn that meetings are:

  • 65% = Interruptive
  • 71% = Unproductive
  • 62% = Miss opportunities (to bring the team closer together)

Meetings are supposed to improve creativity and productivity—but they do the opposite when they’re excessive, badly scheduled, and/or poorly run.  Here are some additional points from the article:

  • Companies with “dysfunctional meetings were associated with lower levels of market share, innovation and employment stability.”
  • Declaring “meeting-free periods” and enforcing those time restrictions resulted in fewer wasteful meetings
  • “Meetings do not have to be a trap; they can be a conduit for change. . . In the end, better meetings –and better work lives—result.”




Keep calm and carry on: Five essential business practices

Pollsters continually report that Americans never have been more divided about how to run the country. Apparently, we even disagree about important political or economic facts.

No matter where you might fall along the political divide, I’m guessing most of us agree that business leaders should put politics aside (at work anyway) and focus on the fundamentals of running our operations.

Think of this article as a “Keep Calm and Carry On” basic business primer. The principles I’m going to share are what I consider to be the most important core building blocks for business leadership.

Read Keep calm and carry on: Five essential business practices at The Business Journal’s website.