Shawn Murphy


How Executives Intentionally Create A Culture Of Collaboration

2-Jun-2017 | Shawn Murphy

John is an average person of the workforce. A 4-year veteran, he has worked at the same company since he moved on from the military and graduated with a bachelor’s degree. Now, with newborn twins at

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6 Ways To Retain Women In Corporate Ranks

21-Apr-2017 | Shawn Murphy

We’ve got a crisis of competitiveness right under our noses, and heaven knows we’re not making enough progress to solve it. I’m talking about our inability as a collective workforce to retain

How Executives Intentionally Create A Culture Of Collaboration

24-Mar-2017 | Shawn Murphy

John is an average person of the workforce. A 4-year veteran, he has worked at the same company since he moved on from the military and graduated with a bachelor’s degree. Now, with newborn twins at

Why The Pro-Employee Movement Matters To Your Business

22-Feb-2017 | Shawn Murphy

Let’s get one thing clear up front: Too many companies today fail to be pro-employee. The traditional, ubiquitous mindset regarding the employer-employment arrangement has been a barrier to huma

5 Overlooked Ways To Purposefully Create Workplace Optimism

4-Aug-2016 | Shawn Murphy

If you want to achieve greater business results, and help people feel more fulfilled and happy with their work, you need to intentionally create workplace optimism. Not the warm-and-fuzzy, puppie

The Wisdom To Master Startup Growth

27-Jul-2016 | Shawn Murphy

“Life is too short to build something nobody wants,” warns Ash Maurya, author of the number-one best seller Scaling Lean: Mastering the Key Metrics for Startup Growth. Maurya proffers plenty of ke

For Companies Like Buffer And Zingerman’s, Is Transparency Good For Business?

4-Apr-2016 | Shawn Murphy

Transparency isn’t a buzzword at Zingerman’s, a deli, coffee shop, and food mail-order company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. According to Ari Weinzweig, Zingerman’s CEO and partner, transparen

How Companies Increase Profits Through Workplace Flexibility

16-Mar-2016 | Shawn Murphy

The business landscape has changed. The days when compliant employees did as bosses commanded has ended, thankfully. Though some organizations have cultures where this is alive and, well, they are sli

5 High-Leverage Shifts To Evolve Management

20-Nov-2015 | Shawn Murphy

The term management has baggage. It’s associated with conclusions that no longer benefit a business or its people. Management is linked to controlling people, monitoring their progress, dominating t

18 Ways To Wow Employees And Create A Workplace They’ll Love

13-Nov-2015 | Shawn Murphy

In the basement without windows of a fairly non-descript building in Ann Arbor is a mighty software development company—Menlo Innovations. When I visited Menlo, I expected a gloomy environment. Inst