What is culture in the workplace? Like art, “you know it when you see it.” One company might have a "work hard, play hard" culture, while another may have one that is more flexible and family-friendly. Others have cultures of blame or harassment. But one thing’s for sure: your culture affects employee engagement and retention, which affects the company’s bottom line.
The mushrooming popularity of smart speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home will fuel e-commerce in the coming year. As smart speakers and speech recognition spread throughout living rooms in America, retailers will start adapting to the new technology and learning how to engage consumers with it.
An industry always in flux is about to see an unprecedented level of change. Watch what happens at J. Crew, Macy’s, Wal-Mart, Victoria’s Secret, Lululemon, Lands’ End, Kohl’s, QVC and Target. They’re at tipping points, in some cases stacked with new management but in all cases imbued with an urgency to innovate.
The stock market is up — and so are annual bonuses for Wall Streeters, with New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli estimating that the average bonus is on track to reach $143,462, up from $138,210 in 2016. “I asked employees to share their top five personal dreams/goals/ambitions in an email,” said Bob Glazer, founder and managing director of Acceleration Partners. “I selected 10 recurring themes from the goals employees shared and set out to make them come true.”
As anyone in the retail industry knows, brands are always searching for ways to strengthen their relationships with customers. And this year saw a number of giants leaps in the retail space. Amazon’s big acquisition of Whole Foods shook the retail world and caused competitors to rethink their strategies. Also, AI and chatbots played a much larger role throughout the customer journey. Here are three ways that retailers can find success in the new environment.
Bob Glazer is one of the most distinctive voices in performance marketing today. As Founder & Managing Director of Acceleration Partners, an affiliate and digital marketing agency, Glazer’s an ingenious thinker, entrepreneur, speaker, writer, and author of the 2017 book Performance Partnerships that sought to change perceptions commonly associated with affiliate marketing.
Remote workers don't have to feel alone even though they don't see their colleagues every day at the office. Here are four cultural remedies that your company can use to build a positive remote culture. No commute. A quiet workspace. A flexible schedule. Working remotely offers these and other unique benefits. Today, nearly 4 million adults in America, about 3 percent of the workforce, work from home occasionally – a figure that has grown by 115 percent in the past 12 years.
Luxury department stores are facing pressure from changing consumer behavior and preferences, forcing them to evolve to remain competitive.
Growth is notoriously tricky to manage and maintain. In 2015, my company made the Inc. 500 list for the third year in a row, but soon afterward we began struggling to keep pace with our growth and hiring needs. The solution seemed to be to bring on more “experienced” hires—especially at the account manager level, which is our critical interface with clients. But the tactic backfired.
Social networking giant Facebook Inc. beat out Boston-based consulting firm Bain & Co. as the top place to work in the U.S. That's according to Glassdoor's 2018 Employees’ Choice Awards, a ranking of 100 companies across North America and parts of Europe.