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CEO of the Standing Desk: How a Dallas Entrepreneur Created a Workplace Phenomenon

Jason McCann is the CEO of Vari, where he focuses on creating environments that elevate people.

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Podcast: CEO of the Standing Desk – How a Dallas Entrepreneur Created a Workplace Phenomenon

Jason McCann is the CEO of Vari. It is his mission to help companies create environments that elevate people. He co-founded VariDesk in 2013, and the brand quickly became synonymous with sit-stand desks. Under his leadership, the company grew at an incredible pace and expanded its product and service offerings significantly, calling for its new, more inclusive name – Vari. Today, the company has grown into a workspace innovation company that provides everything high-growth businesses need to unlock the potential of their workforce – from a full suite of office furniture to the workspaces themselves, offering space-as-a-service with VariSpace. A multi-tenant campus ideation lab designed to elevate the way businesses approach the office, VariSpace offers first-class amenities, fully furnished offices, and flexible lease terms to enterprise-level clients.

Key Highlights

[00:01 – 13:19] Returning to the Office

  • Turning a need into an opportunity: How Varidesk started
  • Creating a healthy space promoting collaboration and communication for returning employees
  • Designing furniture that addresses ergonomics and office organization
  • The advantages of an open-plan office layout – the present and future in mind 

[13:20 – 38:37] Resiliency Amidst Crisis

  • The lessons Jason learned during Covid as an entrepreneur
  • How constant communication helps improve team morale
  • Advice to business owners on how to create, maintain and scale a business culture
  • Being grateful and present every day is the best way to prepare for the battlefield

[38:38 – 40:24] Leaders Are Glue That Holds The Team Together

  • How Jason manages his team amidst “The Great Resignation”
  • Leaders need to find a way to balance their team members’ need
  • Jason’s take on work-life balance – the need to make an impact and add value

 [40:25 – 40:13] Closing Segment

  • Visit http://www.vari.com for more insights!

Links Mentioned:

https://www.amazon.com/Good-Great-Some-Companies-Others/dp/0066620996 (Good to Great) 

https://simonsinek.com/books/the-infinite-game/ (The Infinite Game) 

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-mccann-vari 

Twitter: @workwithvari http://www.twitter.com/workwithvari 

Facebook: @workwithvari http://www.facebook.com/workwithvari 

Instagram: @workwithvari http://www.instagram.com/workwithvari 

Brian’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-c-adams/ 

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