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Culture Killers

By Matt Shoup, an EO Colorado member and owner of M&E Painting When I founded my painting business in 2005, I admit I wasn’t thinking about the culture of the company. At that stage of my entrepreneurial career, I was only concerned with putting food on the table for my family. It wasn’t until the business grew… Read more »

Creating a Unique Company Culture

By Shona Mackin, special to Overdrive and CEO of Social Face I knew I was on track with my company culture plan when, on the office suggestion board one day, an employee had written “dress as a pirate” day. I run a call center, and it’s important for me to have a team that’s energetic… Read more »

How Company Culture Affects Your Retention

By Ronen Aires an EO South Africa-Johannesburg member and director of Student Village Every day I ask myself, “What motivates my staff to come to work and give it their best?” Sure, I foster a comfortable environment and encourage people to grow through peer-to-peer experiences. But what keeps them coming back? Turns out, it all… Read more »

Company Culture at 30,000 Feet

By Floyd Marinescu, an EO Toronto member and CEO of C4Media, Inc. On a flight home from a Forum retreat in Barbados, I noticed something different— the WestJet flight attendants seemed happier. Even the guy conducting the seat belt-and-lifejacket skit was gesturing like a clown! It was the first time in 10 years of travel… Read more »

Having an Open-Minded Company Culture

By Susan Meitner, an EO Philadelphia member, and president/CEO of Centennial Lending Group Every industry and business has its ups and downs. I had been working in the mortgage industry for 20 years before I decided to open up my own company. In my current position as president, I can see when something needs a new… Read more »