Open Minds

Open Minds : 21st Century Business Lessons and Innovations from St.Luke's

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This is the story of St Luke's advertising agency and of the business ideas which lie behind it. St Luke's is owned entirely by its employees, all physical resources are shared, there is little hierarchy and all employees are involved in almost all decisions, including setting their own pay rises. The book describes and explains the business practices and philosophy behind St Luke's and examines its application to other companies in other industries.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 158 x 234 x 32mm | 598.74g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion Business (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Media tie-in
  • Television tie-in edition
  • b&w photographs
  • 0752813951
  • 9780752813950

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The author of this book is clearly one of those who believe business should be fun. He is Chairman of St Luke's, an advertising and creative communications company which operates as a co-owned venture. This is the story of its set-up and of the principles on which it operates. The philosophy behind it is simple: organize things so that the individual is allowed to thrive and enjoy their work and the organization is more likely to prosper. It may be easier to pursue such a philosophy in a company that earns its living being creative, and it is necessary to maintain a sharp market focus, but the details make it clear - there are lessons here for every kind of organization. It will give you ideas about the sort of organization you might like to work in, and illustrate how this might just be possible in practice. (Kirkus UK)show more

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