Kris Boesch

About Kris Boesch

Kris Boesch is the CEO and Founder of Choose People, a company that transforms company cultures, increases employee happiness and boosts the bottom-line. The Choose People 360° Culture Audit is based on over 1000 hours of research Boesch conducted with the Industrial Organizational Psychology Department at Colorado State University. She is also the author of Culture Works: How to Create Happiness in the Workplace. Prior to Choose People, Boesch was the CEO of Exodus Moving & Storage. Under her leadership Exodus became the largest mover in Northern Colorado with a turnover rate nearly 40% less than the industry average and a bottom line twice that same average. Kris is also a proud mother, dancing diva and dog lover.

Employee Appreciation: Sometimes Nothing is Better than Something

Beef jerky anyone?

Yes this was my downfall.  About 6 years ago, at the beginning of my tenure as CEO of Exodus Moving & Storage, during the holiday season our moving company was having some serious cash flow concerns (winter is typically the slow season for moving companies.)  We didn’t have enough cash to give bonuses, but we wanted to do Read more >

Love Your Employees – Ditch the Donuts and Break Out the Fruit

No donuts!!?? You say.

Yes, I said no donuts.  We all know that donuts are bad for us – high fat, high sugar – you get the idea.  What does it tell your employees when you offer them something you know is bad for them?  It’s like feeding your dog that you love chocolate.  Don’t feed your people poison.

They may roll their eyes when you break Read more >

Marketing to Your Employees – One of the Easiest Ways to Improve Morale

I was amazed.  It was a couple of years ago.  And there I was in front of 70 of my employees – my moving crew – in a company meeting and I asked them, what are all the different perks you receive working here?

They named 3.

There were 10.

And when I said well what about this one, and what about that one, they said – OOOOOO yeah. Granted so Read more >

Corporate Social Responsibility – At the Heart, admitting when you’re Wrong

You try to do no wrong.  In fact, you try to do “the right thing.”

And yet there are those times in all of our lives where we simply screw up.  In our personal lives, we know what to do – we apologize.  And yet, in the workplace – in the world of work – we try to hide our failures, our messes, cover them up.


With employees, as the man Read more >

Your Employees: When in Doubt, First Seek to Understand

Remember the old adage about assuming….

And yet we do it SO often.  Especially when things aren’t going ideal or are getting downright ugly.  We assume we know why John or Carla did what they did and how they did it.  Instead of getting down and dirty and learning the core reason why things are going awry it is easier and quicker for Read more >

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