When it comes to attracting, retaining, and bringing out the very best in employees, the times have changed dramatically. People want something morea workplace that engages not only their hands, but also their hearts and minds.
It may be our biggest organizational challenge of the new decade: How to create truly meaningful workplaces. 22 Keys to Creating a Meaningful Workplace is all about meeting the challenge. Tom Terez transforms a year's worth of interviews and focus groups, and his extensive in-the-trenches experience, into a step-by-step guide that can be used by everyonefrom the front-line employee to the mid-level manager to the CEO.
Learn the 22 keys to a meaningful workplace.
Use these keys to conduct an eye-opening assessment of your own organization.
Find more than 100 action ideas, all aimed at enriching your corner of the work world.
Return to the book again and again as a rich reference for ongoing workplace renewal.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have read plenty of 'how to' and 'why you should' books with regards to the workplace and the interactions we all take part of. Most though informative, are dry and difficult to get through. You wonder just who the audience the author was writing to. Not the case with 22 Keys. Tom Terez does a wonderful job of getting his points across through stories, quotes, and advice which you'll fly through. This is one of those books that you can get through in a couple of hours and actually enjoy the journey. I recommend it to anyone as a way to bring to light those 'keys' that we tend to forget - the kinds of things we learned long ago, but somehow managed to forget (or ignore) while 'grinding away' in the workplace.
I read this over the weekend...22 keys may sound like a lot, but they relate and interlock -- they're all important. This book is both thoughtful AND interesting -- even light-hearted at times. Lots of stories and mini-cases to keep the reader involved. Although mostly HR departments/executives will read this book, it would be great (IMO) if general managers would also. The implications are powerful, and perhaps not so idealistic after all in light of today's 'war for talent.'
'22 Keys' is for anyone who has ever loved a job OR hated a job. This book will tell you -- in plain language and with lots of humor -- why you've landed at the job that makes your heart sing. OR it will help you find your way to that professional Promised Land. I'm loaning my copy to friends who I know will enjoy validating their happy experiences, and I'm buying copies for friends who need the roadmap to find their niche. Thanks, Tom!