Zingerman’s 12 Natural Laws of Business – Hands-On with Ari Weinzweig
Sustainably Solving the Energy Crisis in the American Workplace.
Ever wondered why it’s so hard to get staff engaged? Worry about why turnover is high and it seems like it’s so hard to find good people? This session will share some answers and some out of the box approaches that are guaranteed to get you thinking.It’s a key tenet of anarchist belief that “the means we use in our daily lives must be congruent with ends we want to achieve.” If we want to create sustainability in our community and in our food system, we need to operate our businesses with the same focus on respect for nature—in this case human nature—that we put into sourcing our seafood, our meat or our produce.In this workshop Ari will share the approach to business that has led to Zingerman’s success, including the Twelve Natural Laws of Business as introduced in his book, Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading: Part 1, A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Building a Great Business. Ari will explain why operating in violation of these laws has created an energy crisis in the American workplace and how you can counteract that trend in your own organization. They’ve certainly been at the core of Zingerman’s success over the years. In 1982 Ari Weinzweig and his partner Paul Saginaw opened a small, 25-seat delicatessen. Today the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses includes 8 different businesses (all in the Ann Arbor area) with over 700 employees and close to $60million in annual sales. Zingerman’s approach is applicable whether you’re running a restaurant, an organic farm, or even just your life, with behind-the-scenes “secrets” that are invaluable in building a special, sustainable business of any kind. Capacity is limited to 40.
Where: NYU Kimmel Center, Room 605
Cost includes: workshop, refreshments