What does it mean to radically innovate on the leading edge of elevating humans in the workplace?

2024 Cycle

The Tony Hsieh Award seeks out innovative and clever best practices that elevate humans in the workplace. We’re looking for value-driven leaders, entrepreneurs, and organizations who are implementing innovative practices to enhance work and employee experience, drive productivity in extraordinary ways, and unleash human potential.

Application deadline extended - Monday Sept 26th 2022 (end of day). Winner will be announced at the Masters of Scale Summit, Oct 18-20 in San Francisco, CA.

Who Should Apply?

Our mission is to find people like you who are doing extraordinary things to help people rise to their fullest potential at work. No organization or team is too small to apply. It’s not about size it’s about innovation! We not only expect to find and celebrate companies, but also individual leaders implementing simple yet powerful weekly practices with their teams.

Why Apply?

The winner of the Tony Hsieh Award will be celebrated for their innovations, gain visibility, and be recognized at the annual Tony Day in Las Vegas – A Thought Leadership Gathering to Elevate People in the Workplace.

Applications must be submitted by August 15, 2024.



What are the novel practices or innovations in your workplace culture that enhance and enrich your employee experience?


Describe how you developed, implemented, and scaled those practices.


Describe the outcomes that show proof of the success of your practices in creating a more fulfilling workplace and enriching the employee experience. Share how your organization looked before and after the practice was implemented. Include qualitative and quantitative measurable lift in outcomes.


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Application Fee: After submitting your application you will receive email instructions to complete the fee / donation.
Pay according to your ability to afford. The suggestion is based on your organization’s size. If under 25 employees = $500, If over 25 employees = $1000.
**Your application fee will be recognized as a donation to a non-profit 501c(3) organization.**