Shawn Murphy

women, diversity, executive

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

10 Rules For Recognition That Increase Employee Commitment

31-Mar-2017 | Shawn Murphy

Working in the modern world can be hectic. The pace is unrelenting. The expectations are high. The hours are long. And for many, the pay is underwhelming. So when I hear from managers that they have

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

employee experience, customer experience

The Employee Experience: An Interview With Authors Tracy Maylett And Matthew Wride

17-Feb-2017 | Shawn Murphy

Switch & Shift recently talked with authors Tracy Maylett, Ed.D, and Matthew Wride, J.D., P.H.R., about their new book, The Employee Experience: How to Attract Talent, Retain Top Performers, and

Office Drama: Putting An End To A Poisonous Climate

25-Nov-2016 | Shawn Murphy

None of us is immune to the effects of office drama at work. It doesn’t matter if it’s self-created or a colleague’s drama that sucks you into its vortex; it’s damaging to the work climate and

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