The Great Workplace: How to Build It, How to Keep It, and Why It Matters

The Great Workplace: How to Build It, How to Keep It, and Why It Matters

by Michael Burchell, Jennifer Robin


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470596265
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/04/2011
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,010,380
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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.

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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.


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