Top Small Workplaces

This week was full of surprises. Mysterious bleeding appeared from unknown causes and I found myself in Scripps Green Hospital on Friday where I spent the weekend being tested and prodded by a very competent staff. They found nothing obvious other than an infection which they’re treating with antibiotics. All seems to be well, and I should be going home on Tuesday.

I recently read a good article in the Wall Street Journal announcing the 2007 Top Small Workplaces. The article discusses things that these companies do in common to motivate employees. Some of the things — such as direct stock gifts and options based on performance, increased employee participation in decision making, and profit sharing — are programs that we implemented at SAIC with good results. These programs more than paid for themselves over the 35 years that I ran the company and led to our ability to recruit and retain our key employees.