The Best Place to Work

The Best Place to Work

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For readers of Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel Pink, and Freakonomics, comes a captivating and surprising journey through the science of workplace excellence. Why do successful companies reward failure? What can casinos teach us about building a happy workplace? How do you design an office that enhances both attention to detail and creativity? In The Best Place to Work, award-winning psychologist Ron Friedman, Ph.D. uses the latest research from the fields of motivation, creativity, behavioral economics, neuroscience, and management to reveal what really makes us successful at work. Combining powerful stories with cutting edge findings, Friedman shows leaders at every level how they can use scientifically-proven techniques to promote smarter thinking, greater innovation, and stronger performance. Among the many surprising insights, Friedman explains how learning to think like a hostage negotiator can help you diffuse a workplace argument, why placing a fish bowl near your desk can elevate your thinking, and how incorporating strategic distractions into your schedule can help you reach smarter decisions. Along the way, the book introduces the inventor who created the cubicle, the president who brought down the worlda€™s most dangerous criminal, and the teenager who single-handedly transformed professional tennisa€”vivid stories that offer unexpected revelations on achieving workplace excellence. Brimming with counterintuitive insights and actionable recommendations, The Best Place to Work offers employees and executives alike game-changing advice for working smarter and turning any organizationa€”regardless of its size, budgets, or ambitionsa€”into an extraordinary workplace.Perhaps ita#39;s when we refrain from attending to a problem too closely that we reach the best decisions. ... Therea#39;s not a whole lot separating, say, a Nissan Altima froma Toyota Camry. ... The study, which appeared in one of academiaa#39;s top journals, Science, in the winterof 2006, came with a sobering conclusion: a€œ Consciousanbsp;...

Title:The Best Place to Work
Author:Ron Friedman, PhD
Publisher:Penguin - 2014-12-02


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