First Business

December 09, 2011

Business Strategy: design your business model to match your employees

At Nick’s Pizza and Pub, in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, the young people who work in either of its two locations find the culture energizing. Nick, the owner, finds it intentional. As 48-year-old Nick Sarillo contemplated further expansion a few years ago, he became determined to create a culture that would ensure success. This is precisely what he has done. Let me remind you of a key focus as we think about corporate cultures: attracting and retaining the workforce of today and of the future. Employees join companies, and they leave bosses and cultures.

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