This may be a bit too out there for some of you, but the folks at Zappos have an interesting way of encouraging employees to recognize their coworkers’ efforts at work (definitely a worthwhile goal). Each employee is given a $50.00 monthly allowance to award a colleague as a bonus as part of its monthly Hero Award program.The executive team then picks an overall hero from all the candidates.The winning workplace hero is announced with a mini-parade while the song “I Need a Hero” plays on the office sound system.The hero of the month gets a covered parking space for a month, a $150 Zappos gift card and, as befitting any true hero, a cape.
Michael Kerr, July, 2012 www.Mikekerr.com
“Just wanted to say “WOW!” Our group has had many speakers over the years, but none the likes of Mike Kerr.”
Richard Dansereau, President, NAPA Autopro BDG
“Michael Kerr is one of the best speakers I have seen. I highly recommend him!”
Veronica D. Bouvier, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Aspen Properties Ltd.
“Mike held the full attention of our senior management team for a full FOUR hour
presentation – no small accomplishment!”
Martine Rothblatt, CEO, United Therapeutics
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Lana J. Larocque, Alberta Human Resources