Deploying A Unique Workforce And Save Millions of Dollars with Richard Sheridan

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Deploying A Unique Workforce And Save Millions of Dollars with Richard Sheridan

Up next on Pass the Secret Sauce, we have Richard Sheridan. Rich is the CEO, co-founder and Chief Storyteller at Menlo Innovations – a custom software design and development company in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

His unique approach to custom software creation is so surprisingly different, that 3,000 people a year travel from around the world just to see how they do it.

He has a passion for creating joyful work environments which led to his bestselling and widely celebrated book, Joy, Inc. – How We Built a Workplace People Love.  His highly anticipated second book, Chief Joy Officer will continue to prove that a positive and engaging leadership style is actually good for business.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Richard’s favorite books that gave him hope in his career  [4:40]
  • Writing his first two-line program that won an international programming contest  [8:30]
  • The catalyst that made Richard leap into starting his own company  [13:00]
  • The major problem in the software industry  [19:00]
  • Teaching cultural norms to their workforce  [21:00]
  • The productivity level of people working together [24:55]
  • How much they spent on the unique process of their workforce [28:30]
  • Making demonstrable software for clients every five days  [30:45]
  • Challenges they typically face in their workforce [36:30]
  • Books  authored by Richard ─ Joy, Inc., Chief Joy Officer [38:45]
  • How does the remote process look like [40:20]

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