Whole Foods : The Whole Food Markets Essay

1369 Words Feb 21st, 2016 6 Pages
“Whole Food Markets” Week #6 If you were to ask people if they enjoy going to work on Monday, I am sure most of them would give you a funny look, and say “No”. Americans dislike of their jobs is very evident. To see the magnitude of this just look on social media. On Fridays, there are vast amounts of thank god it’s Friday (TGIF) memes indicating how happy they are that they are done with work for the week. Many American simply do not enjoy working. However, a select few actually do. They enjoy their jobs and their co-workers. Sure, they may be far and few between, but if you ask one of the 54,000 Whole Foods Markets employees you are sure to get a “Yes”. If fact, not only does Whole Foods Markets employees enjoy their work, their company is one of the top 100 companies to work for according to Fortune.com. What is so special about Whole Foods Market that their employees actually enjoy their jobs, and what is makes them different from all the other companies out there?
Well it might be their CEO’s attitude toward them, his customers, and the products they sell. John Mackey founder and CEO of Whole Food Markets believes that when you are a running a company you have a responsibility to treat your employees right. He was once quoted as saying that “If you are lucky enough to be someone’s employer, then you have a moral obligation to make sure people do look forward to coming to work in the morning” (Wright, 2016), and he has done just that. He has taken this…

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