Work Rules!

Work Rules! : Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead

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Google receives over 1,500,000 unique applications for jobs every year. This book shows you why.

* How to learn from your best employees - and your worst
* Why you should only hire people who are smarter than you are
* Take away managers' powers over employees
* And why not to trust your gut instinct

'We spend more time working than doing anything else in life. It's not right that the experience should be so demotivating and dehumanizing.' So says Laszlo Bock, visionary head of People Operations at the company that transformed how the world interacts with knowledge: this insight is the heart of his brilliant first book.

A compelling manifesto with the potential to change how we work and live, Work Rules! offers both a new philosophy of the new world of work and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent and ensuring the brightest and best prosper. Your workplace and how you treat your employees has a huge effect on your success. In twelve vivid chapters, Bock lays out a series of surprising lessons from a range of industries - from household names to little-known innovators. He also takes us inside one of history's most explosively successful businesses to reveal why Google is consistently rated one of the best places to work in the world. His years of experience are distilled into a series of entertaining principles that are easy to put into action, whether you're a team of one or a team of thousands.

Work Rules! shows how to strike a balance between creativity and structure, leading to success you can measure in quality of life as well as market share. Read it to build a better company from within rather than from above; read it to reawaken your joy in what you do. The way we work is changing - are you?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 164 x 241 x 37mm | 682g
  • John Murray Publishers Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 23 b&w images throughout. (no insert)
  • 1444792350
  • 9781444792355
  • 511,188

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The real genius of this book is in busting myths about why Google works . . . the most important HR book of the year * CIPD * A window into Google's approach to management * The Times * Clearly written, evidence-based, with practical guidance and a cogent underlying philosophy, Work Rules! needs to rule the world of work * Jeffrey Pfeffer, author of Power * A remarkable book that reveals the secrets of becoming a talent powerhouse * Daniel Pink, author of Drive and To Sell is Human * Lean In for every manager * Library Journal * Captivating and inspiring * Huffington Post * Find a job you love and you'll never have to work another day in your life. Laszlo Bock, Google's senior Vice President of People Operations goes one better - improve the workplace you're in so that going to work is an enjoyable experience. Any business, big or small, local or international, can make these changes * Wired * Spectacular * Susan Cain, author of Quiet * Transform your team and your workplace - what you can do, starting tomorrow * Fortune *
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About Laszlo Bock

Laszlo Bock leads Google's people function, which includes all areas related to the attraction, development, and retention of 'Googlers', of which there are more than 50,000 in seventy offices worldwide. His revolutionary methods have transformed how Silicon Valley harnesses the greatest talent on the planet. During his tenure, Google has been recognized over 100 times as an exceptional employer, including being named the #1 Best Company to work for in the US and sixteen other countries. Laszlo has advised President Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board and the Office of Personnel Management, and been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, PBS Newshour and on the Today Show.
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