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Wear Your Passions on Your Nametag

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Here’s even more inspiration from author and speaker Scott Ginsberg (“that guy with the nametag”). Ginsberg tells of a hotel near the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at which employees wear nametags with their names and the name of their favorite musical artist. Alternatively, how about having staff list the name and breed of their pets?


This article originally appeared in the September 2018 edition of PETS+.   

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Force Some Perspective on Yourself

Like maybe similar to this Walgreens executive?

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The wall street journal ran a story a while back about a Walgreens executive who donned vision-blurring glasses, slipped un-popped popcorn into his shoes and taped his thumbs to his palms as part of an exercise designed to help his company better understand the physical challenges facing elderly shoppers. Could you do something similar in your business? The number of adults aged 65 and older will reach 71.5 million people by 2030, twice their number in 2000 and representing nearly 20 percent of the population. This is a market that’s coming to you soon.

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Set Up Worlds to Collide

The big believer in “collisions”…

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Tony Hsieh, the entrepreneur who found fame and (additional) fortune with his shoe company Zappos, is a big believer in “collisions,” serendipitous encounters where workers randomly run into each other and share ideas. He recently told Entrepreneur magazine he’d even shut down a bridge linking his office’s parking garage to force workers to walk through a common area before they could get to their offices. Your staff may not be so large, but could you shake things up to spark similar innovation? Occasionally get a groomer out on the salesfloor, encourage sales staff to have lunch with employees they don’t normally spend much time with, ask a new employee to review your procedures after their first two weeks.

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Invite Your Customers to Play Magic Google 8-Ball

The prize: a $200 gift certificate.

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Ask your customers to post the comment “I love [your business name]” on any social media. On a given date, you’ll shake the “Magic Google 8-Ball” by searching “I love [business name],” and the author of the first one you find will win a $200 gift certificate. Tell your customers there is no limit to where or how many they post.

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