Sustainable Business


Jason Ticus

Jason Ticus

Jason Ticus is passionate about sustainable business, and he says that the future of industry is “small, nimble, and interconnected.”.  For the uninitiated, sustainable businesses are companies that meet the needs of their customers in the present world without compromising future generation’s ability to meet their own needs.

Jason Ticus held a tenure at Winning Workplaces for a number of years. Ticus served as the primary contact and the coordinator for their Top Small Workplaces competition.  Through this work Jason Ticus has worked internationally with various non-profits and independent organizations geared toward ensuring a progressive facilitation of economic, social and environmental responsibility.

What is a Winning Workplace?  Winning Workplaces was created to provide small and midsized organizations with the tools and information necessary to strengthen these core components of today’s successful organization.

A Winning Workplace is helps to give employees ownership over their work and empowers them to make a difference in their company.  A winning workplace creates and communicates a compelling vision for the people, providing their employees with a sense of meaning and purpose in their jobs. Jason Ticus believes in recognizing and celebrating workers’ accomplishments.  Ticus believes in honesty shares business information and is challenges with employees, and engages them in the decision-making process.

Each of these qualities embodies one or more of what our founders discovered, through research and experience, to be the six core Building Blocks of a Winning Workplace.

The values are made up of trust, respect, and fairness; open communications; rewards and recognition; teamwork and involvement; learning and development; and finally work and life balance.

Aside from the social benefits of creating an employee-friendly workplace, Jason Ticus has noted that there is evidence that suggests a strong correlation between business performance and employee happiness. Between 1997 and 2003, the stock of the companies identified in Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work for in America” list outperformed that of the Standard and Poor’s 500 by over 430 percent. Other studies have revealed that investments in people yielded higher productivity gains than investments in capital equipment and a strong correlation between employee satisfaction and customer satisfaction.

Jason Ticus noted the  most damaging are the missed opportunities that result from a dysfunctional workplace — missed opportunities to introduce new efficiencies, missed opportunities to innovate and missed opportunities to attract key talent.