Finding and retaining the best staff is becoming harder and harder. Positively influencing staff is one way to develop an environment and culture where people want to do their best and want to stay.

Success comes through people. If you understand what motivates people and find the right fit for every employee, you have at your command the most powerful tool for dealing with them to get them achieve extraordinary results.

  Happy Business employee satisfaction


Vadim Kotelnikov

Happy Business is a harmonious love-driven business that makes and keeps all stakeholders happy. 

Vadim Kotelnikov, founder of 1000ventures - personal logo VadiK

Inventor Business e-Coach

Author Innoball

Founder Innompic Games icon



In most surveys of factors that motivate employees in the workplace, job satisfaction is at or near the top of the list, surpassing pay and benefits.

"When companies are effective in satisfying their employees, employees stay longer, make a deeper commitment to the business, recommend ways to improve the company's products and services, and work harder to satisfy the customer," says Mark Stevens, the author of Extreme Management.


Family-like Environment

Example: Virgin

People Power

Employee Performance Management

Gain Sharing




Charles Schwab advice quotes

I want people to seek a higher level of satisfaction above just making a salary.

Charles Schwab



Employees with Higher Job Satisfaction

believe that the organization will be satisfying in the long run

care about the quality of their work

create and deliver superior value to the customer

are more creative, innovative, and intrapreneurial

are more committed to the organization

have higher retention rates

are more productive

Happy Business


Organized Files Prevent Employee Frustration

Employee Feedback

Performance Review


Customer Experience

Love Story




Sam Walton's rules for buiding a great business

Treat your employees as partners. In turn, they will treat you as a partner. Together you will all perform beyond your wildest expectations.

Sam Walton



Creating a work environment that encourages rapid response to customers' needs and attentive follow-through is the key to leveraging the power of your service-profit chain.


Customer Value


Value Innovation



Konosuke Matsushita advice quotes

Employees should be viewed as being part of a "family" within the company.

Konosuke Matsushita



This is only possible when people are empowered to make decisions and are motivated to solve problems.

Encourage employees to go beyond the literal boundaries of their jobs – to make suggestions for improvement – and you will gain not just a part, but the full potential of their contributions to the business.

Social intrapreneurship is also a way to achieve greater employee satisfaction.

  SuperSmart Employee advanced soft skills


Lessons from Business Legends e-book PowerPoint slide deck for teachers  

Example: GE

Here is the Jack Welch's recipe for winning employees' hearts and minds:

→ Free managers to manage – and to rise

Defeat bureaucracy and rigidity

→ Generate and use new ideas

→ Empower workers to flourish and grow



Stephen Covey advice quotes

Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.





Meet Psychological Needs of Your Employees

→ Make people feel valued and respected

→ Be sincere with praise, give 'WOW!' awards

→ Treat team members as individuals, respect individual needs and cultural differences



Affiliative Leadership

High-LQ Management

Inclusive Leadership

Empathetic Leadership







Developing the Fast-Paced Flexible Culture

By: Michael Dell

Inspiring Culture: 5 Elements

  • Facilitate Personal Growth. Cultivate commitment to personal growth. Success isn't static – and your culture shouldn't be either. Pay attention to what your best people are achieving, and build an infrastructure that rewards mastery. The best way to keep the most talented people is to allow their jobs to change with them. Sometimes, reducing their responsibilities will give them the space to tackle new opportunities and to expand – and your business will expand too... More


"No matter how motivated an employee is, his or her performance is going to suffer if there isn't a supportive work environment." ~ Stephen Robbins


Customer Care


Create Customer Value: 10 Lessons from Konosuke Matsushita



Winning Organization

Inclusive Company

Service-Profit Chain

Culture of Creative Dissatisfaction

Give a WOW

How to Improve Your Drivers’ Job Satisfaction and Morale


Lend Lease: Employee and Community Wellbeing Fund




  1. Extreme Management, Mark Stevens

  2. Exceptional Customer Service, Lisa Ford, David McNair, and Bill Perry

  3. The Welch Way, Jeffrey A. Krames

  4. The Coaching Culture, Leadership Guide Magazine

  5. Motivating Employees, Kerry Larkan

Inspiring People: 4 Strategies

Creative Dissatisfaction

Employee Empowerment: Yin-Yang Balance

Reward Systems

The greatest management principle is that the things that get rewarded get done. The only way employees will fulfill your dream is to share in the dream. Reward systems are the mechanisms that make this happen... More

The Fun Factor – a Big Element of Your Business Strategy

As business today is about passion and winning and creating new things, fun has become a big element in the business strategy of many highly successful businesses.

No one should have a job they don't enjoy. "If you don't wake up energized and excited about tackling a new set of challenges, then you might be in the wrong job."3... More


“Some data show the quality of the relationship between boss and subordinate is a major predictor of intentions to remain,” says Davis Fitzhugh, professor of business administration at Harvard University. “ Coaching, which can help managers talk with subordinates about their developmental needs, absolutely affects the relationship positively. And that’s a big payoff.” 4

A study of 100 executives made by Manchester Inc. showed that a combination of change-oriented coaching and growth-oriented coaching resulted in an average return on investment of 5.7 times the initial investment, with a myriad of specific improvements. For example, customer service improved 39%, bottom line profitability increased 22%, working relationship with direct reports improved as reported by 77% of executives, and job satisfaction soared 61%... More

Quick and Easy Kaizen

Quick and easy Kaizen is aimed at increasing productivity, quality, and worker satisfaction, all from a very grassroots level.

Kaizen Mindset

Every company employee is encouraged to come up with ideas – however small – that could improve his/her particular job activity, job environment or any company process for that matter. The employees are also encouraged to implement their ideas as small changes can be done by the worker him or herself with very little investment of time... More

Success Stories Best Business Practices Johnson & Johnson

Our Credo

"... We are responsible to our employees, the men and women who work with us throughout the world. Everyone must be considered as an individual. We must respect their dignity and recognize their merit. They must have a sense of security in their jobs. Compensation must be fair and adequate, and working conditions clean, orderly and safe. We must be mindful of ways to help our employees fulfill their family responsibilities. Employees must feel free to make suggestions and complaints. There must be equal opportunity for employment, development and advancement for those qualified. We must provide competent management, and their actions must be just and ethical."... More