Zappos is the Real Deal

May 6, 2011

Filed under: General — Ginny Hegarty @ 2:10 am

From the moment I arrived, every person within my view made it a point to say hello, give a cheer, do a dance or bang a tambourine. Every person! The facility is unlike any workplace I’ve ever seen – you just have to see it to believe all the wacky decorations that fall from the ceiling or rise from under desks. People are engaged and having fun – and – they are providing incredible service with a smile, and lots of laughter.

The management consultant in me couldn’t help but look for signs indicating results and boy was I impressed. Zappos may be all about fun and great service, but they are tracking the results too. There is a white board in the middle of the call center with all the key indicator metrics posted. Everyone is aware of the targets and performance results. Oh, and the tour started and ended precisely right on time. Great experience that I would highly recommend the next time you’re in Las Vegas.

Now, I’m looking forward to seeing Tony Hsiesh. He will be speaking at the annual SHRM conference in Las Vegas in June. It’s been a Zappos kind of spring….

GinnyHegarty.com Dental Practice Development Inc.

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