Gold Medal Winner, Human Resources and Employee Training,2012 Axiom Business Book Awards
Trust, Pride and Camaraderie—transform your companyinto a "Great Place to Work"
The Great Place to Work Institute develops the annual ranking ofthe Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For. In this book, theauthors explore the model of a Great Place to Work For-one whichfosters employee trust, pride in what they do, and enjoyment in thepeople they work with. They answer the fundamental question, "Whatis the business value of creating a great workplace?" and bringsthe definition of a Great Place to work alive with anecdotes, bestpractices, and quotes from employees working at the best workplacesin the U.S.
- Reveals the essential ingredients in and the trends of the bestplaces to work
- Explores Great Place to Work model developed in 1984 andvalidated through its enduring resonance in both the United Statesand in over 40 countries around the world
- Written by Michael Burchell and Jennifer Robin two Great Placeto Work Institute Insiders
If you organization is struggling with the challenges ofleveraging human capital, discover why some companies have what ittakes to be great.
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About the Author
MICHAEL BURCHELL, Ed.D., is a corporate vice president with the Great Place to Work® Institute and a partner in the Institute's UAE affiliate. A sought-after speaker at conferences around the world, he has worked with senior leaders in positioning the workplace as a competitive business advantage.
JENNIFER ROBIN, Ph.D., is a research fellow at the Great Place to Work® Institute. A former consultant with the Institute, she currently teaches in undergraduate, master's, and professional programs at Bradley University.
The Great Place to Work® Institute is a global research and consulting firm with forty affiliates around the world. The Institute produces the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® Annual List and the Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For in America lists, in addition to thirty-eight best companies lists internationally.
To learn more about the book, please visit www.thegreatworkplaceonline.com and www.greatplacetowork.com
Table of Contents
Foreword (Robert Levering).
1 Introduction: The Value of Creating Great Workplaces.
SAS: Taking Care of Their Greatest Asset.
2 Credibility: "I Believe in My Leaders."
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP: Inspiring Excellence.
Google: Finding the Googlers in a Very Large Haystack.
3 Respect: "I Am a Valued Member of this Organization."
General Mills: Developing Great Managers.
SC Johnson: A Family Company.
4 Fairness: "Everyone Plays by the Same Rules."
Scripps Health: All for One and One for All.
CH2M HILL: Ownership as a Way of Life.
5 Pride: "I Contribute to Something Really Meaningful."
Wegmans Food Markets: Prouvéd of Their Contributions toCommunities.
W. L. Gore & Associates: An Innovative Culture and a Culturefor Innovation.
6 Camaraderie: "The People Here are Great!"
Camden Property Trust: Building a Fun Community for Employeesand Residents
Microsoft: Geniuses Welcome.
7 Global Perspectives: Great Workplaces Around the World.
8 Taking Action: Creating Your Great Workplace.
References and Resources.
About the Authors.