Zoë Routh

Inner Compass

From mutiny to loyalty: how employee experience can create high performing teams that last

Presentation from DEX 2018


Employee engagement is a chronic problem. We’ve tried open plan, work-based activity stations, work from home, perks, incentives… but people are still checking out – on the job and out the door.

The solution is not in carrots or sticks, but in experiences. Carefully designed experiences delivered in proper cadence creates workplaces that hum.

In this engaging presentation, you will learn:

  • what contributes to disengagement
  • how to stop unwanted staff attrition
  • when and how to create experiences that build commitment
  • how to overcome the tyranny of distance with virtual teams
  • the skills you need to build boundless teams that stick with you through thick and thin


Zoë Routh is a leadership expert who has worked with individuals and teams internationally and in Australia since 1987. From the wild rivers of northern Ontario to the remote regions of Australia, Zoë has spent the last thirty years showing teams struggling with office politics and silos how to work better together. She is obsessed with showing big thinkers with big hearts how to make a big difference. Her high impact leadership learning adventures take place indoors and outdoors in spectacular settings. She is owner and director at Inner Compass – executive coaching and training.

Photographs from DEX 2018

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