Episode 80 – Rich Sheridan – Menlo Innovations

Culture, HR Strategy, HR Trends, Leadership, Talent Management


Dave was joined by Rich Sheridan, CEO and Chief Storyteller at Menlo Innovations, Speaker, and Author of “Chief Joy Officer” and “Joy, Inc.” at the NEHRA 2022 Conference in this live edition of The Hennessy Report.

Rich describes the truly unique culture at Menlo, with leaders traveling from around the world to tour their workspace and hear the team’s stories.

Whether it’s working in teams of two on one computer, managing and conducting performance reviews with no “managers” but as a group, or pitting candidates towards each other rather than against – judged on how they support their rival – Rich paints a culture of true joy.

You don’t want to miss this unique episode of The Hennessy Report. Tune in now!

Rich Sheridan

About The Guest

Rich Sheridan

From kid programmer in 1971 to Forbes cover story in 2003, Joy, Inc. author Richard Sheridan (U-M grad BS Computer Science ’80, MS Computer Engineering ’82) has never shied from challenges, opportunities nor the limelight. While his focus has always been around technology, his passion is actually process, teamwork and organizational design, with one inordinately popular goal: the Business Value of Joy! Sheridan is an avid reader and historian, and his software design and development team at Menlo Innovations didn’t invent a new culture, but copied an old one … Edison’s Menlo Park New Jersey lab. Henry Ford’s recreation of the Menlo Park Lab in Greenfield Village was a childhood inspiration!

Some call it agile, some call it lean … Sheridan and his team call it joyful. And it produces results, business and otherwise. Five Inc. magazine revenue growth awards, invites to the White House, speaking engagements around the nation, numerous articles and culture awards and so much interest they are doing a tour a day of the Menlo Software Factory™.

Unlocking Potential.
Accelerating Success.

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