Why is Everyone Smiling?

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How many small businesses have a full-time coworker whose official title is Queen of Fun and Laughter? How many have a CEO and COO who dress in matador outfits for a company holiday video version of Dancing with the Stars? Beryl is a "Top Small Workplace" because of one thing-its focus on people. Visitors report they feel the "vibe" when they walk in the door. As a call center company, a business normally known for high turnover, low morale, and a boiler room environment, Beryl created a special culture resulting...

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Overview

How many small businesses have a full-time coworker whose official title is Queen of Fun and Laughter? How many have a CEO and COO who dress in matador outfits for a company holiday video version of Dancing with the Stars? Beryl is a "Top Small Workplace" because of one thing-its focus on people. Visitors report they feel the "vibe" when they walk in the door. As a call center company, a business normally known for high turnover, low morale, and a boiler room environment, Beryl created a special culture resulting in low attrition, high customer loyalty, and profits reinvested in coworkers. What Beryl does behind the scenes to take care of the needs of its internal family sets it apart. It operates with a real spirit of camaraderie; the loyalty of team members at every level; a leadership team that operates with a true servant mindset; and a CEO, Paul Spiegelman, who believes that everyone deserves a chance to feel important. He rewards people frequently, respects their efforts and opinions, and informs them of everything that impacts them.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612540931
  • Publisher: Brown Books Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/15/2012
  • Pages: 204
  • Sales rank: 993,883
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Acknowledgments xv

Preface xix

Chapter 1 From the Cot to Hot 1

Chapter 2 Building a Brand 21

Chapter 3 Becoming a Premium Provider 43

Chapter 4 It's All about Culture 63

Chapter 5 Leadership Secrets 95

Chapter 6 Focusing on the Core 125

Chapter 7 Not a Mom-and-Pop Anymore 145

Chapter 8 Overcoming Challenges 163

Chapter 9 Lessons Learned 181

Chapter 10 "Keep It in the Big Ring!" 199

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