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    Gotcha Good

    Posted on October 19, 2020


    You’ve Been Gotcha’d! Our “Gotcha” program has its roots in many school classrooms, “good news” media teams, and Candid Camera. If someone sees a team member doing good, by living our Dasher values, that team member receives points for doing good.  Points equal dollars.  Team members can cash in their “Gotcha” points for cash or […]Read More

    Telling Your Money Where to Go

    Posted on October 12, 2020


    Financial Health A 2017 CareerBuilder survey showed that 78 percent of U.S. workers live paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet.  Nearly three in four workers confess that they are in debt. These statistics came out even before COVID-19 upended our world, and I am sure they paint a far rosier picture of the state […]Read More

    Non-Traditional Benefits: The Icing on the Dasher Cake

    Posted on October 05, 2020


    Health and Happiness We all know money can’t buy happiness.  At Dasher, we have found that it’s our culture and non-traditional benefits that often do. The “pursuit of happiness” lies not only at the heart of our nation’s Declaration of Independence but in our mission statement. It guides our approach to every team member’s life […]Read More

    Turning “Exit” Interviews into “Stay” Interviews

    Posted on August 31, 2020


    Exit vs Stay Interview While nearly every organization conduct exit interviews for departing employees, we do something completely different. We hold “stay interviews.” We ask team members how we can help them do their job better, while they are still working with us. Then we are not blindsided by a harsh truth that we may […]Read More

    Bad Luck or Poor Performance?

    Posted on August 24, 2020


    Bad Luck? Maybe. Some team members who fail to live up to expectations may not be poor performers. They may just be having a streak of bad luck. We consider that possibility when we talk with them about their performance. For example, on a recent inbound call center project, one of our newest team members […]Read More

    Three Strikes- 3 Steps for Performance Home Runs

    Posted on August 17, 2020


    Coaching in the Workplace Even though COVID-19 may disrupt this year’s Major League Baseball season, the rules of the game can still help our team members at Dasher hit home runs. It can also help team members who are not consistently stepping up to the plate. We have high expectations for each team member. If they […]Read More

    The Two Flaws That May Not Be Fixable

    Posted on August 10, 2020


    Listening to Understand vs. Listening to Respond When a once-reliable employee grows resentful or self-destructive, our listening has to be keen and judgment-free. We at Dasher live by the adage that everyone has two ears and one mouth because we should listen twice as much as we talk. And it’s no coincidence that the letters […]Read More

    Soul training: Trauma-Informed Lessons for Life

    Posted on July 13, 2020


    Trauma and Lessons Because trauma affects everything we do, we incorporate an awareness of trauma into everything we do.   That is why our senior team has completed trauma education, and our training incorporates that sensitivity.   It may seem counter-intuitive, but though the pandemic has decreased our work volume, we continue training at the […]Read More

    Learning and Earning From Our Mistakes

    Posted on July 06, 2020


    We All Fall for It One of the key lessons in our computer training involves helping our team spot phishing attempts. Most people think they are too smart or computer-savvy to fall victim to an online informational predator. But even the best of us can unwittingly take the bait.   I admit I fell prey […]Read More

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