Happy 2021! Let’s talk about increasing joy in the workplace, with Richard Sheridan.

Richard Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations

From richardsheridan.com:

Menlo Innovations CEO Richard Sheridan became disillusioned in the middle of his career in the chaotic technology industry. He had an all-consuming thought: things can be better. Much better. He had to find a way. Why couldn’t a workplace be filled with camaraderie, human energy, creativity, and productivity?

Ultimately, Rich co-founded Menlo Innovations in 2001 to end human suffering in the workplace. Menlo’s 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.

Rich’s passion for creating joyful work environments led to his bestselling and widely celebrated book, Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love. His second book, Chief Joy Officer, continues to prove that a positive and engaging leadership style is actually good for business.


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Comments

  • Robert Felty February 5, 2021 at 2:49am Reply

    Great interview Cesar! I really liked apart about the “hero culture”. I have experienced that at some companies, and it is a terrible work environment. I do think that many of these problems are US-centric. I have worked both in the USA and in Germany, and in Germany it is quite common for people to take 2-4 weeks vacation in which they don’t check email (myself included).

    • Cesar Abeid February 5, 2021 at 9:41am Reply

      Howdy Robert! Thanks for listening! I’m from Brazil and folks overwork there too, but yes, I think they are better at taking time off and disconnecting when they do.

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