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Roofers Who Innovate: Put That in Your Employee Engagement Pipe and Smoke It

Roofers Who Innovate: Put That in Your Employee Engagement Pipe and Smoke It

by Frank Roche on July 28, 2010

in Creativity

I’m getting the roof replaced on my house this week. A few weeks ago we had a wicked storm here in the Philly burbs with 90 mph winds that whisked away about a third of my shingles. So, we set off in search of a roofing contractor.

Sheryl found one. And they’re awesome. You know why? They’re innovators.

I know, you don’t think about roofers being creative. But these guys are. They invented this device that keeps shingles and nails and debris off of plants and yards. While they’re doing major demolition on the roof, my yard is pristine.

You know all that talk about employee engagement? This is what it’s about. It’s about having people care enough about their business to invent something new in a business that doesn’t seem like it’s seen an innovation in 100 years. Where’s that lesson in your employee engagement workshop?

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