WorkInspired: How to Build an Organization Where Everyone Loves to Work

WorkInspired: How to Build an Organization Where Everyone Loves to Work

by Aron Ain

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Axiom Business Book Award Silver Medalist in Leadership • Soundview Best Business Book
A “Highest Rated CEO” who has transformed his organization into a billion-dollar company and a “Top Place to Work” shows leaders how truly prioritizing employees isn’t just good for employees—it’s good for business.
Imagine a company where everybody loves to work, where employees feel not just “satisfied” but truly cared for, respected, and energized. Think of the impact this would have on recruitment, retention, customer satisfaction, innovation, and overall performance. Aron Ain, the award-winning CEO of Kronos, a global provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions, believes that anything is possible when people are inspired. By embracing employee development and engagement as a growth strategy, Ain transformed his company’s culture and built a billion-dollar business. This book takes leaders and managers inside Kronos’s highly admired WorkInspired culture, showing them the surprisingly simple rules to follow to replicate that success.
Ain’s inspiring guide reveals the best practices that have earned Kronos distinctions on coveted lists, such as Glassdoor’s 100 Best Places to Work, Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, Forbes’s America’s Best Employers, and the Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work. These include over-communicating and truth-telling, trusting your people again and again, holding managers accountable for being great at what they do, allowing employees flexible schedules and open vacation time, challenging your people to put the company out of business with new and revolutionary ideas, and welcoming back boomerang employees. Many executives talk about how “their people are their greatest asset.” Ain challenges leaders to “walk the talk” and put people first, whether they oversee a team of five or an organization of 500,000. When they do, employees won’t be the only ones who thank them. Customers and shareholders will, too.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781260136180
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 10/05/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Aron Ain is the CEO of Kronos, a global provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions, as well as consulting, education, and support services to its more than 30,000 enterprise customers in more than 100 countries. Ain has spent his entire career at Kronos, playing a role in nearly every functional department. He has received numerous awards for his leadership, including Glassdoor’s Highest Rated CEO honor, Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award, the Mass Technology Leadership Council’s CEO of the Year award, and the inaugural Ray Stata Leadership and Innovation award by the Massachusetts High Technology Council. During his tenure as CEO, Kronos has been recognized for its innovative product offerings, and has been named a “Top Place to Work” in the U.S., Canada, Australia, China, India, and the U.K. Ain speaks often on engagement and people strategy, as well as on entrepreneurship and leading global organizations.

Table of Contents

Author's Note


Chapter 1: Become an Un-Leader

Chapter 2: Overcommunicate

Chapter 3: Trust Them (Again and Again)

Chapter 4: Hold Managers Accountable

Chapter 5: Get Serious About Strategy

Chapter 6: Have Fun

Chapter 7: Astonish Them with Kindness

Chapter 8: Keep Your People Safe

Chapter 9: Give Employees Their Time Back

Chapter 10: Welcome "Boomerang" Employees

Chapter 11: Celebrate to Motivate

Chapter 12: Respect Everyone's Culture

Chapter 13: Put Yourself Out of Business

Chapter 14: Empower the Next Generation



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