Last week, thousands gathered at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City for the Qualtrics X4 Experience Management Summit, where leaders from some of the world’s biggest companies, along with some very high-profile names, came together to share their cutting-edge “breakthroughs” for entrepreneurial success.
Over the course of the summit, the keynote speakers — including Sir Richard Branson, Ashton Kutcher, Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith, President Barack Obama, and Oprah — weighed in on topics ranging from the future of work to employee attrition.
Sir Richard Branson, who founded the Virgin Group and has been an entrepreneur since the age of 15, candidly expressed his views of workplace culture, including the importance of adequate vacation time. “The amount of time Americans are given for holidays is somewhat of a disgrace,” he said.
President Barack Obama discussed just how important it is for companies to incorporate strong core values into their ethos — not just for optics, but for their own longevity. “In this environment, if you’re a company that doesn’t care about nondiscrimination and not having sexual harassment in your company, and is unconcerned about climate change, you’re going to start losing customers at some point,” Obama said, adding …read more