The Secret to Building The Perfect Team

Countless young, entrepreneurial and more innovative companies are participating in a paradigm-shifting strategy. These organizations have altered their priorities from a profit-centered focus to a team-centered focus. This paradigm shift is proving to be the reason why these team-centered companies are building better teams, and consequently building better products and services. The secret to building Read more about The Secret to Building The Perfect Team[…]

Case Study of “The Best Company To Work For”

Input Ladder has become a big fan of the reputable interactive marketing agency BGT Partners. This agency has been featured on countless lists of the “Best Companies to Work For.” After reading articles about the company’s internal successes, including the recently published Advertising Age Magazine article, we decided to delve deeper to find out what Read more about Case Study of “The Best Company To Work For”[…]

The State of Employee Engagement in 2012

The State of Employee Engagement in 2012 [Infographic]

The importance of employee engagement cannot be understated. Regardless of an organization’s size or culture, finding the proper workflows to facilitate such engagement is a critical step in the long-term success of your company. What systems and tools do you currently use for employee engagement? The following infographic visually exemplifies the current state of employee Read more about The State of Employee Engagement in 2012 [Infographic][…]

Are Customers {Still} Always Right?

The old adage in customer services has always been that “the customer is always right.” Does this still hold true? It is clearly evident that customers contribute to the lifeblood of all businesses, via revenue. Therefore, should customers have the dominant voice  always be considered right? At Input Ladder, we advocate that the customer shouldn’t Read more about Are Customers {Still} Always Right?[…]

Providing Feedback to Employees Can Improve an Employee’s Performance

Working without a clear understanding of progress and achievements can be difficult for any employee. In order to perform according to expectations, an employee must understand how their efforts are perceived and rated. That is why providing feedback to employees is extremely important for an employee, management and the company at large. The management team of Read more about Providing Feedback to Employees Can Improve an Employee’s Performance[…]

10 Ways to Use Football to Improve Employee & Customer Satisfaction

Some of your employees and customers probably have a bigger smile on their face on Monday mornings. It may be due to the fact that their Saturday and Sunday was packed with football and their Monday night will be too. Yes, football season has begun. Why should you care? This is an opportunity to use Read more about 10 Ways to Use Football to Improve Employee & Customer Satisfaction[…]

Discussing Politics In The Workplace: Bad Idea

November is right around the corner. It is an election year and there are midterm congressional and gubernatorial seats up for grabs. Because of the 24-hour news cycle and prominence of social media, we are all bombarded by political news in our everyday life. How can you prevent political ideologies from dominating the discussion within Read more about Discussing Politics In The Workplace: Bad Idea[…]

Find Ways To Motivate on Mondays

End-of-the-week initiatives like Casual Fridays are designed to excite and often inspire employees to enjoy the company culture. Some companies maintain a “jeans acceptable” policy for Friday while other companies may offer catered lunches or in-house lunch parties. While all these things can really excite employees, we conceive an alternative approach to improve employee morale Read more about Find Ways To Motivate on Mondays[…]