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Making a Happier Workplace and Theater District Open House: Houston Matters for Friday, August 22, 2014

What would make your day-to-day experience at work in Houston better? How could your employer be a better boss? How could you be a better employee? What would improve relationships with co-workers? Workload? Expectations? Responsibilities? How do we make the 9-to-5 daily work grind in Houston better? On this edition of Houston Matters, we consider […]

What would make your day-to-day experience at work in Houston better? How could your employer be a better boss? How could you be a better employee? What would improve relationships with co-workers? Workload? Expectations? Responsibilities?

How do we make the 9-to-5 daily work grind in Houston better?

On this edition of Houston Matters, we consider what characteristics make a happier place to work. What factors are most important to employees — from hours, salary, and benefits to the work environment, to the ability to get along with co-workers.

A non-profit organization based in Detroit, called “101 Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies” has tried to categorize the traits that go into making a really great work environment for an employee. They’ve come up with a list of Houston’s Best and Brightest Companies to work for, based on survey data. Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin will speak with the company founder, Jennifer Kluge, about why she decided to create such a list in the first place. We also talk with a Houston company that rated high on their list. And we welcome your questions for Dr. Alan Witt, a Professor of Psychology and Management at the University of Houston. His research and practice focuses on identifying the drivers of organizational effectiveness.

Also: As we do every Friday, we parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the week’s news with our panel of “non-experts.” This week, we’re joined by the Houston Chronicle’s Kyrie O’Connor, ComedySportz Houston’s Dianah Dulany, and MochaDad.com blogger Fred Goodall.

Plus: Houston Public Media’s St. John Flynn previews this weekend’s Theater District Open House.

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