13 Ways to Decentralize Management and Boost Productivity

3 Ways to Decentralize Management and Boost Productivity

Mar 15, 2017

Originally Posted On: Entrepreneur.com By: Dusty Wunderlich Corporate structures are flattening. One big reason why is that the strict hierarchies of yesteryear are no longer effective for today’s fast-paced, tech-driven industries. No surprise then that major companies are shaking up their management styles. Take the example of Zappos. The shoe company famously runs as a holacracy…

23 Ways Startups Can Promote Innovation in the Trump Era

3 Ways Startups Can Promote Innovation in the Trump Era

Jan 4, 2017

Originally Posted On: Entrepreneur.com By: Dusty Wunderlich The next four years could mark a golden age for startups if, as he promised during his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump loosens regulations and special-interests influence — and if entrepreneurs hold regulators and policymakers accountable. When the president-elect declared that he would eliminate 70 percent of federal regulations, he attracted quite a bit…

3How College Students Can Correct the Institution Imbalance

How College Students Can Correct the Institution Imbalance

Aug 24, 2016

Originally Posted On: How Life Works By: Dusty Wunderlich Students usually attend college to get better jobs and increase their earning potential. At least that’s how the system is supposed to work. Thanks to a concept known as “educational arbitrage,” this system is no longer paying off for college grads. Institutions have created an imbalance…

4Rural entrepreneurship going extinct

Rural entrepreneurship going extinct

Jun 6, 2016

Originally Posted On: Reno Gazette-Journal By: Dusty Wunderlich This week’s low job report sent shock waves. While pundits pontificate on stalled job growth despite relatively low unemployment and the impact both might have on capital markets, they may be overlooking a much bigger issue crippling the U.S. economy. Entrepreneurism is on the sharpest decline in…

5Can Paying People To Quit Actually Drive Better Employee Engagement?

Can Paying People To Quit Actually Drive Better Employee Engagement?

Apr 11, 2016

By: Dusty Wunderlich, CEO This post was originally featured on Ere Media What do you do with an “adequate” employee — the type of person who puts in just enough effort to get the job done, but is clearly only in it for the paycheck? The answer, as strange as it may seem, might be…

6What You Should Really Be Looking for in Your Next Team Member

What You Should Really Be Looking for in Your Next Team Member

Nov 18, 2015

Originally posted on Business 2 Community By Dusty Wunderlich When we started building our company, we knew we had a problem: There was never enough cash for everything we wanted to accomplish. As a labor-intensive startup without the funds to hire a large team, we knew that success would require massive productivity out of every…

7Pros and Cons of Using Personality Tests for Recruiting Employees

Pros and Cons of Using Personality Tests for Recruiting Employees

Sep 29, 2015

(Originally posted on allBusiness) Personality tests reveal unique traits about your employees that you may not have otherwise known, and can also help you determine how they will work with one another in a team dynamic. While some hiring managers use personality tests as a valuable onboarding tool, others argue that they should not be used…

85 Ways to Hold Employees Accountable Without Damaging Company Culture

5 Ways to Hold Employees Accountable Without Damaging Company Culture

Aug 4, 2015

(Originally published on The Huffington Post) Contrary to what many companies think, employees want to feel like they’re being held accountable for their work. Accountability equates to responsibility, and responsibility leads to several intrinsic motivators like purpose, significance, and accomplishment. In other words, holding your employees accountable is crucial to keeping them engaged. Disengaged employees cost…

97 reasons you should care about fintech even if you don’t work in finance

7 reasons you should care about fintech even if you don’t work in finance

Jun 1, 2015

(Originally published on VentureBurn) Once the realm of stodgy bankers, the financial services industry is changing rapidly as young software engineers breathe new life into the sector. That’s good news for customers and even better news for job seekers. The emerging financial tech industry, known as fintech, is the perfect place for tech-savvy creative thinkers…

10Startup 101: 9 Ways To Get Honest Feedback From Your Team

Startup 101: 9 Ways To Get Honest Feedback From Your Team

May 19, 2015

(Originally published on ReadWrite) The ideal manager is someone who solves problems before they reach the CEO. Sometimes, though, communicating honestly about business problems is important, especially if a lower manager isn’t sure how to handle a specific situation. If you’re a leaders who suspects you aren’t hearing everything you should, perhaps tweaking your approach…