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 Culture – Why the Bottomline is a Bad Place to Start

When leaders are focused on the bottom-line, on the almighty $ dollar, so is everyone else who works for them.

Employees know when the company’s primary focus is money and not people, they need to take care of themselves.  They need to watch their back and look out for #1.  This of course creates a “what’s in it for me” culture and ofte Read more >

Treat Employees as the People They Are

I’m going simple on this one.  In the past couple of days some of the employer horror stories I’ve heard lead me to emphasize this critical fundamental concept: Employees are real deal people. 

Your coworkers in the department at the other branch are real deal people.

The folks who make the goods and services you buy are rea Read more >

Florence Kelley – One of the 1st on recognizing Good Employee Treatment

My amazing neighbor who is also a history professor sent me some interesting information about the history of good employer certifications that I just have to share!

“In the early 20th century a reformer named Florence Kelley spearheaded an effort to give ‘white labels’ both to companies that treated their employees well and to produc Read more >

Best Review Question You Can Ask (For both Managers & Employees)

Reviews are dreaded by managers and employees alike.

Dreaded because there’s 1) an uncomfortable power dynamic of judgment and 2) a hoped for expectation of increased compensation.

The dreaded ones usually go something like this:

  1. You’re great.
  2. BUT improve on this.
  3. Oh don’t forget we think you’re great.
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Reward Your Employees Based on What They Can Control

A few years ago, I created a “thermometer” score board and posted it in a prominent place in the office.  I let all the employees know that if we reached X goal of profit, they would all be rewarded with nice bonuses.  I thought it was quite the brilliant idea.  I thought that the transparency of the thermometer would make everyone feel included, m Read more >

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