Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The most awesome bus.

Today I was at SHOP.ORG a retail and internet conference attended by some 6000 people and hundreds of vendors.  I think it is important to attend these shows to keep up to date on where online retail is going. Each year more purchases are shifting online and it has become the norm for our customers to order online. 

Of all the cool stuff I saw at shop.org, the most interesting was this decked out tour bus. 
The roof top lounge was amazing and the conference room inside was super impressive. I have never seen a company create such a buzz with their tradeshow booth. 

How about a Lykki bus???


Friday, September 19, 2014

I'll be back!

The Lykkiplex is a far cry from the old offices we had for the past 7 years. 
We used to be so crowded that myself and another partner didn't even have an office so we shared the boardroom table. This caused a challenge in having vendors come to visit. 

Now that we have doubled our office space and have several meeting rooms for visiting vendors we have sent out invites to host meetings at the Lykkiplex. I'm so happy to tour vendors around and for some it's the first time they have come to visit us. This relationship building is so important now days and we are honored to host these meetings and hear such positive reactions to our new space and hospitality. 


Friday, September 12, 2014

Measuring happiness at work.

Measuring happiness at work.

Our mission at Lykki is to "Inspire happier workplaces". And one of the ways we do that is by researching how other companies engage their employees and then share these ideas with our customers and the world. Many times we take the ideas we find and try them for ourselves. 

One such idea comes from a company that found a simple way to measure happiness in their workplace. What they did was place three buckets near the time clock where their employees would scan out each day. 
One bucket had the same number of tennis balls in the bucket as there were employees.  The second bucket was empty and had a sign that said "Had a good day"
The third bucket was empty and had a sign that said "Didn't have a good day"

How the company measured happiness was each day as the employees scanned out at the time clock they were to take a tennis ball from the bucket and drop it into either the good day or not so good day bucket depending on how they felt. There were three data points the company measured. First was user engagement - how many balls were

left at the end of the day. Second was how many ball in the good day bucket and finally how many balls in the not such a good day bucket. 

These three data sets were tracked and almost immediately they saw that Wednesdays were a low point with staff. So the company mixed up the Friday happy hour and moved it to Wednesday.  Problem solved. 

We are starting the Happy Ball project at Lykki - so we'll see how it works. 
I'm always on the lookout for interesting ideas like this so please share if you have one. 


We Lykki puppies

Today we added a new partner at the Lykkiplex. A 9 month old German Shepard puppy named Riley. He is proudly owned by Kathy our sales manager and she was so happy to have the ability to bring him to work each day. All our partners are just as excited to have  him in the office and they take Riley for walks on their lunch break or just to stretch their legs. 

Riley just makes the Lykkiplex all that much more awesome and we thank Kathy for bringing him in to be part of the team.