The following is a guest post by Next Jump’s Director of Wellness, Peter Chica. Recently, I’ve been reflecting on my journey over the past 10 years. Growing up in New York, I graduated with a BA in economics. At 21, I had a full time offer to work on Wall Street as an investment banker in public
Tag: Workplace Culture
Would you mind if your employees showed up drunk to work every day? It’s such an absurd question it’s almost laughable. Of course you would! However, that’s exactly what we are getting if we don’t help our employees get a good night’s sleep every night.
When I first moved from Next Jump’s headquarters in New York City to our Boston office, I was tasked with reorganizing our Network Operations team. It was one of the most lonely experiences I have ever encountered. I ended up choosing to replace a more experienced individual (who I believed to be the wrong fit from
In most organizations, nearly everyone is doing a second job that no one is paying them for – namely, covering their weaknesses, trying to look their best, and managing other people’s impressions of them. There may be no greater waste of a company’s resources. The ultimate cost: neither the organization nor its people are able
Last week, I was invited to be a guest-speaker on the Win-Win@Work Radio Show to discuss my experiences at Next Jump and share some of our learnings around how we have built our culture over the past twenty-plus years.
Recognition programs are a powerful way to reinforce the behaviors that are important to an organization. I have seen first-hand how recognizing someone can have a tremendously positive impact on engaging employees; on the flip side, I have seen recognition result in disengaged employees as well.