The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace

June 12, 2018 - Comment

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,

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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 world’s most dangerous criminal, and the teenager who single-handedly transformed professional tennis—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 organization—regardless of its size, budgets, or ambitions—into an extraordinary workplace.
 

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David T. says:

This is my favorite book of the year This is my favorite book of the year! It’s packed with science-based guidance on how to be a better employee, a better manager, and a better business owner. I’m the founder and CEO of a relatively new company, and this book is now my go-to guide for how to build my business in the most effective way possible. I’m a behavioral scientist myself, with a Ph.D. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, so I certainly appreciate the value of applied research, but the truth is that I honestly don’t have the…

William McPeck says:

A Must for Your Must Read List Healthy organizations are also best places to work. In fact, creating a best place to work is one of the three main reasons for starting a worksite wellness/wellbeing program. As the vernacular in worksite wellness shifts to wellbeing (even though there is no real difference between the two!), increasing recognition is being paid to how the other dimensions of wellness/wellbeing contribute to organizational health, besides just the physical health of the employee. These dimensions also…

Will Palafox says:

Very Cohesive and Fun to Read Note: The author is a Social Psychologist but this book falls under I/O psychology category more accurately.As a potential I/O student, and an English teacher, I think this book succeeded in introducing crucial aspects of the modern workplace and how they all related to productivity. The author cites historical figures from the past and big tech companies of the present. The novel moves fast enough to stay interesting yet dives deep enough to impart a decent understanding…

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