How would you define your workplace culture? Here at Weaving Influence — though we’re a virtual team — I’d describe our culture as unified, supportive, professional, and personable. It’s a joy to be part of the team, to serve our clients and each other. And on the few occasions we get to meet in person, our times are filled with genuine laughter and heartfelt connections, no matter how diverse our personalities and interests may be. A workplace culture like that leads to satisfied employees and a happy team — which leads to a strong, successful business.

“Workplace culture is the context within which your people work. It’s the air they breathe while running your marathon. It’s the emotional health of your workplace.” – Kris Boesch

Sadly, far too often, there is a lack of clarity on how to create such an empowering work environment in which both the company and employees thrive. Today’s featured author penned Culture Works to stand in that gap, and guide us to transforming “happiness in the workplace” from an abstract, elusive goal to practical steps with concrete and tangible results.

Meet the Author —  Kris Boesch

Kris Boesch is the CEO and founder of Choose People, a company that transforms company cultures, increases employee happiness, and boosts the bottom line. Over the past decade she has researched and tested – in a variety of workplaces – innovative concepts and tangible tools to create empowering contexts in which teams thrive. The Choose People 360° Culture Audit is based on more than 1,000 hours of research Boesch conducted with a team of doctoral students in the Industrial Organizational Psychology Department at Colorado State University. Prior to Choose People, Boesch was the CEO of Exodus Moving & Storage. Under her leadership, Exodus became the largest mover in Northern Colorado, with a turnover rate nearly 40 percent less than the industry average and a bottom line twice that same average. Kris is also a proud mother, dancing diva, and dog lover.

Want to connect with Kris? Visit her website, or find her on Facebook or Twitter.

Discover the Book — Culture Works: How to Create Happiness in the Workplace

Imagine walking into your workplace where smiles are real, laughter is genuine, and vibrant energy fills the room. Your team triumphs and your bottom line reflects financial freedom.

Unfortunately, many leaders and managers find culture to be abstract, intangible, and elusive. They want a clear guide about how to actually create an empowering context, helping both the organization and employees thrive. Perhaps you’ve noticed some eggshells and landmines as of late. Maybe your team’s performance is waning due to gossip, silos, or apathy. Perhaps millennials have you miffed or time poverty is a common scapegoat?

Culture Works helps you navigate around and through those kinds of obstacles. In this book, you will learn how to create an extraordinary workplace culture. Not with rainbows and unicorns, but with concrete innovative concepts, enlightening stories, and tangible tools. When you finish, you will be ready to take action with doable, down-to-earth steps to energize your team that yield real deal results.

Intrigued? Visit the book site, add it to your Goodreads shelf, or buy a Kindle copy on Amazon.

What People Are Saying

“An amazing piece of work. Kris really demonstrates that she’s a leader in the field of workplace happiness. Funny, insightful and engaging.
— John, 5-star Amazon review

“Workplace culture is at the heart of business success.  Kris has written the quintessential practical guide to securing profitability by creating an extraordinary culture.”
— Dr. Diane Hamilton, MBA Program Chair for Forbes School of Business

“Lots of business books talk about workplace culture. This one teaches you what to do about it!”
— Steve Pottenger, CEO of Workwell Occupational Medicine

“There are so many valuable nuggets in Kris’s book – practical ideas from a leader who actually put them to work successfully scaling a company in a tough industry.”
— Verne Harnish, Author of Scaling Up and founder of Entrepreneurs’ Organization

“Whether you’re a small company CEO or big company manager Culture Works is packed with leadership value bombs. This will go down as one of the best business books of 2017.”
— Kevin Kruse, New York Times bestselling author and founder of LEADx

Learn More

Visit the website to learn more about the book and its accompanying workbook, take the Culture Assessment, or join the Culture Works book club!