Steve Grubbs: The Way I Work, in Photos

Chris Strong
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Touch base with my managers.

As a business owner, I get lots of free stuff—sports tickets, theater tickets, gift baskets. At most places, these perks get handed out to whoever's lucky enough to be walking past the boss's office at the right time. I want those incentives to go to the employees who want them the most, so I created an internal auction site five years ago. Employees bid on what they want, using points they earn from their managers.