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Work Rules! : Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead - Laszlo Bock

Work Rules!

Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead

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From the brilliant and innovative head of Google's people operations - the ultimate guide to attracting the most spectacular talent to your business and how to ensure the best and the brightest succeed.

Google receives over 1,500,000 unique applications for jobs every year. This book shows you why.

* How to learn from your best employees - and your worst
* Why you should only hire people who are smarter than you are
* Take away managers' powers over employees
* And why not to trust your gut instinct

'We spend more time working than doing anything else in life. It's not right that the experience should be so demotivating and dehumanizing.' So says Laszlo Bock, visionary head of People Operations at the company that transformed how the world interacts with knowledge: this insight is the heart of his brilliant first book.

A compelling manifesto with the potential to change how we work and live, Work Rules! offers both a new philosophy of the new world of work and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent and ensuring the brightest and best prosper. Your workplace and how you treat your employees has a huge effect on your success. In twelve vivid chapters, Bock lays out a series of surprising lessons from a range of industries - from household names to little-known innovators. He also takes us inside one of history's most explosively successful businesses to reveal why Google is consistently rated one of the best places to work in the world. His years of experience are distilled into a series of entertaining principles that are easy to put into action, whether you're a team of one or a team of thousands.

Work Rules! shows how to strike a balance between creativity and structure, leading to success you can measure in quality of life as well as market share. Read it to build a better company from within rather than from above; read it to reawaken your joy in what you do. The way we work is changing - are you?

About the Author

Laszlo Bock leads Google's people function, which includes all areas related to the attraction, development, and retention of 'Googlers', of which there are more than 50,000 in seventy offices worldwide. His revolutionary methods have transformed how Silicon Valley harnesses the greatest talent on the planet. During his tenure, Google has been recognized over 100 times as an exceptional employer, including being named the #1 Best Company to work for in the US and sixteen other countries. Laszlo has advised President Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board and the Office of Personnel Management, and been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, PBS Newshour and on the Today Show.

Spectacular - Susan Cain, author of Quiet

Laszlo Bock has written a remarkable book that reveals the secrets of becoming a talent powerhouse. And along the way, he topples pillar after pillar of conventional wisdom on hiring, training, assessing, and compensating the people who power your organization. If you're looking for forehead-smacking insights along with an array of savvy new practices, Work Rules! is an essential read - Daniel Pink, author of Drive and To Sell is Human

A dazzling revelation: at once an all-access backstage pass to one of the smartest organizations on the planet, and also an immensely useful blueprint for creating a culture of creativity. It should be given to every leader, every entrepreneur, every manager, every student, and every human being who wants to understand how to build a successful, cohesive, high-performing workplace - Daniel Coyle, author of The Talent Code

Work Rules! is more than a must-read business book. It's a handbook for high performance teams that win - John Doerr, Managing Director, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Work Rules! offers a bold, inspiring, and actionable vision that will transform the future of work. This captivating, data-driven book is rich with implications for building an organization that achieves sustainable productivity, remarkable innova

ISBN: 9781444792386
ISBN-10: 1444792385
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 10th May 2016
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1