January 8, 2019

Happy hours have become a staple at many organizations, especially startups. While I believe they're well intentioned and usually seen as a way to help team members bond and blow off steam, I'm officially over them.

In fact, I'd go so far as to recommend that companies...

October 9, 2018

While I love sharing my thoughts with you here, I'm so excited about the opportunity to share some of my insights with the community over at Fresh Brewed Tech, an online publication that features amazing founders, technologists, companies in San Diego. Each month I dig...

September 10, 2018

Every August, I head back to my home state of Minnesota to spend time with my family. More often than not, we end up at the Minnesota State Fair and this year was no exception. When I wasn't consuming deep fried pickles (don't knock 'em until you've tried 'em) or...

August 20, 2018

At Want To Work There, we define employee experience as the hundreds of touch points throughout employment that collectively define how your employees feel about working at the organization. 

These touch points begin when a potential team members learns about...

August 6, 2018

"I wish they would have told me!" 

It's the number one thing I hear from leaders when their best employees leave the company. My response is always the same.

"Did you ask?"

More times than not, I get a sheepish smile in return.

"I guess I never did..." 

Bingo.

When is the la...