Pam Ross

Pam is a Culture Developer, Speaker, and Trainer who unleashes talent to ignite innovation and customer experience.

Employer Brand Learnings from Zappos #insideZappos Chat

Posted by on Friday, August 22, 2014

Employer Brand Learnings from Zappos #insideZappos Chat

Every other Thursday, at 2 pm ET, @InsideZappos, a Twitter handle manned by employees of Zappos, facilitates the #insideZappos twitter chat for a half hour. Employees from across the company share real life answers about working at Zappos. It’s a great example of using social media to showcase your employees as advocates of your brand and to build trust and positive reputation. Check out...

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Worst Employee Ever???

Posted by on Thursday, July 31, 2014

Worst Employee Ever???

QUESTION: Would you hire a person who met EVERYTHING on your criteria list….but then said to you…that they had 10 non-negotiables? Here are the non-negotiables of the potential hire: 1. I will show up late from time to time. 2. I will leave early to pick up groceries for dinner. 3. I will take an extended lunch sometimes because I have a friend who is ill, and I like to check in on...

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How Work Really Makes Us Feel – And What To Do About It

Posted by on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

How Work Really Makes Us Feel – And What To Do About It

Today, Pam is featured on Huffington Post’s Business blog with her social experiment “work makes me…”. Sadly, work is making us nervous, depressed, angry, sick, and suicidal around the world. Pam shares the results of her experiment and 5 Leadership Tips to help reinvent work. Check it out here....

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8 Tips For Work-At-Home Couples

Posted by on Thursday, July 17, 2014

8 Tips For Work-At-Home Couples

My husband works at/from home. And, I work at Home for Pam Ross Consulting. At the core of my work environment (because Pam Ross wholeheartedly believes in it) is ROWE – which stands for Results Only Work Environment. Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson are the Founders of CultureRx and creators of the Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE). Their first book, Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It, was named...

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Authentic Humanity in the Workplace #reinventwork

Posted by on Thursday, July 10, 2014

Authentic Humanity in the Workplace #reinventwork

* This post is modified from the original, which I wrote on our Impact99 website in 2013.* Recently, I have been reflecting on what Authentic Humanity actually means and why it is so important in the workplace. This is one of my favourite pieces of our Blueprint for Workplace Reinvention. Those of you who know me will know that my style is genuine and natural. I don’t operate under...

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How I Learned I Am Not Awesome at Awesomeness Fest

Posted by on Tuesday, July 8, 2014

How I Learned I Am Not Awesome at Awesomeness Fest

I recently returned from more than three weeks in Thailand which included 4 days at an event unlike any other I’ve ever been a part of. It is called Awesomeness Fest. I went to Awesomeness Fest thinking I was at least somewhat awesome – or at least that I would fit in with awesome people. I learned pretty quickly that I am not and I did not… The good thing is I have an idea...

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A store told me they don’t want my business! HuH?!

Posted by on Thursday, June 19, 2014

A store told me they don’t want my business! HuH?!

To be fair, the store didn’t directly tell me that my money wasn’t wanted, but their actions certainly made me feel that way. Here is the situation: It’s the week before Father’s Day. I’m looking for gifts, buying cards, and then….I notice the lonely music store in the mall. Is the store really lonely? Perhaps not. But when I looked at it, I reminisced about my own youth. I spent SO...

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Jeff’s GuyShop IS Customer Service!

Posted by on Thursday, June 12, 2014

Jeff’s GuyShop IS Customer Service!

I have to be honest. I’m not always fond of retail customer service reps. I say this even though I have worked MANY retail jobs over the years. One job WAY BACK (when I was in high school) was as a clothing sales person – and I thought the job was great. I got a decent discount on clothes, my paycheck paid for gallons of 80′s hairspray, and my boss was pleased with my performance. But,...

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