Fanatical and Radical Culture—The Zappos Way

Many many many stories have been written on the phenomenal, if not fanatical corporate culture CEO Tony Hsieh has created at Zappos, but here’s a new one on me:

Zappos Culture Book
Zappos Culture Book

They offer a 4 week immersion to new hires but after a week or so, they give newbies “The Offer”—which is a bribe of $1,000 TO QUIT.

That’s right, jump ship right as it’s leaving the dock.

This is an older article from the always awesome Harvard Business Review but what a wild and novel way to set the bar for employees. A fair test to measure their engagement and level of commitment to being an integral part of your company and building your Selling Organization.

“It’s a small practice with big implications: Companies don’t engage emotionally with their customers—people do. If you want to create a memorable company, you have to fill your company with memorable people.”

Outside the "shoe box" thinking.
Outside the “shoe box” thinking.

Read more @ HBR

Until next time . . . keep kickin’ butt!
—sks

Shawn Karol Sandy

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