How to Build a Space Station is a parable about two robots - BIZ1 and BIZ2, who are programmed with human emotions as well as sophisticated engineering skills. They go to work for competing companies that are building recreational space stations. Identical prior to delivery, they and we discover that, like people, workplace values impact them dramatically, affect their actions, and influence the quality of their work. Through delightful “human-like” characters, the author light-heartedly examines how workplace values, and the resultant organizational cultures, can shape our lives and impact our sense of well-being. Anyone who works within a team- leaders, managers, organizational development specialists- should read this book and pass it on as fast as you can!
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Everyone has been in a work situation that just didn't feel right and this book seems to have its finger on some reasons why. With the present issues of poor business ethics, I believe that this book is important, if not essential. I have yet to read a book that gives such a clear and entertaining picture of why people, relationships and ethics are the most essential piece to running a quality business or organization. I hope that this book finds its way into the hands of supervisors and business owners around the country.
If you think Enron, WorldCom, Xerox, Anderson, etc. are flukes - think again. This little book says it so everyone can understand it - VALUES are where the action is - Enron said they had them, but their business strategy for the bottom line is what really mattered - not the values - and in the end - they were done in by exactly that - stated values meant nothing, the value of profit over integrity meant everything - and look who paid the price - everybody who touched them! There's never been a more timely book to wake us up - Corporate America better listen to Hewertson - she's got it right!