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    Measuring Outcomes/Nobody Gets It Right the First Time

    Posted on August 19, 2019


    Tracking Our Outcomes For each business function occurring at Dasher, we have separate scorecards to track weekly performance of our processes, including finance, marketing, production, and contact center operations.  The scorecard for the Team Member Prosperity and Success Model is shown here. Dasher tracks specific outcomes from each step of the Team Member Prosperity and […]Read More

    How Long Does It Take to Get Measurable Results?

    Posted on August 12, 2019


    Results May Vary! Actual results may vary!  We developed the Team Member Prosperity and Success Model through trial and error over a ten-year period and we continue to enhance and modify it.  It is a living document. Most people we talk to about the Team Member Prosperity and Success Model are focused on implementing the […]Read More

    Specific Initiatives to “Help” Economically Fragile People

    Posted on August 05, 2019


    How We Started When we started down this path, we had what now turns out to have been a simplistic view. Our learning came in seeing what it is to live with the stress, the lack of a safety net, and the day-to-day crises that are part of the reality of economically fragile people.  We […]Read More

    The Dasher Team Member Prosperity & Success Model

    Posted on July 29, 2019


    Finding a Solution Dasher’s workforce includes many low-wage, economically fragile people. Ten years ago, we concluded that paying higher wages and offering comprehensive benefits to low-wage, economically fragile employees did not measurably improve employee retention or drastically improve quality of life. After searching in vain for a proven system that employers can use for helping […]Read More

    A Culture of Influence

    Posted on July 22, 2019


    Influences! Let’s all face the facts.  The projects that we work on are going to be forgotten. The company we are building will probably one day be forgotten. The things we accomplish, the awards we receive, all this fades. What lasts is the influence that we have on people and the ways that we impact […]Read More

    The Dasher Way- Gossip is Poison

    Posted on July 15, 2019


    Gossiping is Kryptonite We wrote about The Dasher Way in a previous blog (How We Built the Dasher Culture, June 25, 2019).  The Dasher Way is our shared set of norms, where everyone understands the rules the same way. This is the way we behave. It gives us a common language and a common way […]Read More

    What is Social Determinants of Health and Why Do you Care?

    Posted on July 09, 2019


    What is Social Determinants of Health? According to the World Health Organization, the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power, and resources at global, national, and local levels. The SDOH are mostly responsible for […]Read More

    How We Built the Dasher Culture

    Posted on June 25, 2019


    Building the Dasher Culture As a first step, we thought about employees at Dasher who personified our commitment to deliver a customer experience that makes working with Dasher attractive and productive for our clients. If we could identify an ideal employee or a group of ideal employees, who would they be? We thought of those […]Read More

    How Company Values Make You More Profitable (and More Popular!)

    Posted on June 11, 2019


    How Is Dasher Different? At Dasher, much of our success in business is based on the theory that it is better to be different than it is to be better. What makes Dasher different is a deeply-rooted, measurable commitment to creating economic prosperity for all people. And here is the real competitive advantage: People want […]Read More

    No Wheels, No Job, No Money: What is Transportation Insecurity?

    Posted on June 03, 2019


    Experiencing Transportation Insecurity Imagine not knowing when—or if—you can get to work, go food shopping, or get to a doctor’s appointment. Having no control over your transportation makes scheduling impossible and day-to-day living chaotic.  Most of us have had to live without our tried and true options for transportation for a day or so and […]Read More

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