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 more than 1,500,000 unique applications for jobs every year. This book shows you why.
"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 that the brightest and best prosper. Your workplace and how you treat your employees have huge effects 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. Listen to it to build a better company from within rather than from above; listen to it to reawaken your joy in what you do. The way we work is changing - are you?
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Insights from inside the people operations at Google. How to attract, hire, motivate, retain or even disseminate great people from one of the world's most innovative companies. Lots of valuable insights for any managers, creators, and team members. How must your people-oriented policies relate to and reinforce your mission and vision as a company or institution? Lots of practical and sensible advice, wisdom, humour and intelligence distilled over the years.
Wish many of the "leaders"and managers I've met during my career had thought (and acted....) in tune with even a fraction of these insights...
Beautifully sums up how Google operate from a People Operations perspective distilling some complex data into the fundamental idea that people are essentially good, and we should treat people accordingly.
The elements of the book that cover how independent and active the Googlers are at self organising a better environment for themselves was real food for thought
Laszlo is funny, smart and engaging throughout. His delivery is lighthearted and allows you to absorb interesting and sometimes complex ideas easily with anecdotes and simple examples
"thought prevoking", challenging and interesting
The fact that a range of real life scenarios are used to back up the concepts and that whilst the "sell" is that "this is what Google does" the examples are from smaller businesses too.
No typical business book you read take in apply and come back to it
I don't know, I work in this kind of environment so I don't find it inspiring since I already understood lot of the things that happen in this book in my office.
The fact that they only hire top talent based on their reputation.
The performance wasn't the issue. The material was very standard for a tech company and it just showed throughs.
I have worked i startup, mega cooperation as a coder/programer and an operation engineer. Devops manager now and quiet frankly this is now standard in our industry. Guess the book was great before most of the idea's were well known in the industry, however now I would be surprised if they weren't.
great book with lots of nice insights and practical tips that go into lots of nuances and highlight wins and losses.
"Could not ask for more..."
Laszlo's book is not just revolutionary in the business sense but his approach is so humane that it makes you believe you really can win and still do no evil :) thanks Laszlo!!!
"Brilliant to say the least!"
The contents of this book as well as its narration are of such high quality and value that different portions of it could be taught and adopted in all kinds of organisations that depend on people to create value.
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