Episode 20: A Conversation with Josh Kunkel on Employee Appreciation Day 2019

On last week’s Podcast and Blog I talked about the 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace by Gary Chapman and Paul White.  Now you may be familiar with the 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman, but this book talked about the importance of recognizing that each employee can have one of these 5 ways that make them feel appreciated.  I listed each of the 5 ways, Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Acts of Service, Physical Gifts and Physical Touch and gave some examples of each and I also talked about what method I used to determine which way my employees preferred to feel appreciated.  So on today’s podcast  So on today’s podcast, since it is being recorded on Employee Appreciation Day, Friday, March 1, 2019, I thought it would be fun to bring on a guest and find out what they are doing for there employees today and even throughout the year to make them feel appreciated.   

I have with me today Josh Kunkel, and Josh is the Founder and Director of Architecture at Method Architecture here in Tulsa.  Welcome Josh – can you give us some background on your company, number of employees, etc 

Thanks Everyone, I hope you enjoyed the 20th Episode of Putting the AP in hAPpy Podcast where Accounts Payable teams are Empowered to Protect the Vendor Master File from Fraud.   Don’t forget to check the show notes for the links to last weeks Blog and Podcast where I detailed the 5 Languages of Appreciation just in time for Employee Appreciation day today, and also a link to the Traction Book by Geno Wickman and the link to Method Architecture.   If you enjoyed this episode, consider subscribing and writing a review of my podcast on the platform that you use to listen.   

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Show Notes 

On today’s podcast I have a guest joining me, Josh Kunkel, he is the Founder and Director of Architecture at Method Architecture here in Tulsa and we are talking Employee Appreciation Day 2019!  

We talk about: 

  1. How he made his employees feel appreciated on Employee Appreciation Day 2019 

  2. How he handles Inclusion for his remote workers 

  3. How he celebrates his employees throughout the year 

  4. What’s four blocks down from his office…. 

  5. And more!  

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Debra R. Richardson,


Debra is an accounts payable speaker, consultant, and trainer with over 20 years of experience in AP, AR, general ledger, and financial reporting for Fortune 500 companies including Verizon, General Motors and Aramark.

For the past eight years, Debra has focused on Global Vendor Maintenance, and implemented a vendor self-registration portal for 140k+ global vendors across five Accounting Systems/ERPs. In her consultancy, she focuses on internal controls and authentication to prevent fraud in the vendor master file.