Author(s): Laszlo Bock
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?
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 innovation, and a genuine sense of community. It should be mandatory reading for everyone who leads, manages, or has a job Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take Some will think that Work Rules! is a book about Google. It is, but mostly it is much more: a book about how to build people operating systems that permit any organization to get the smartest decisions from their workforce. Clearly written, evidence-based, with practical guidance and a cogent underlying philosophy, Work Rules! needs to rule the world of work Jeffrey Pfeffer, author of Power Well researched and written with plenty of charm and insight, Work Rules! is an exceptional book aimed at any manager who wants great ideas for encouraging success from their team ... an instant classic for the management shelf Ram Charan, bestselling coauthor of Execution and advisor to boards and CEOs Work Rules! is a surprising, unconventional book that is required reading for anyone looking for a job in the tech sector, and for every entrepreneur seeking new modes of innovative thinking Peter H. Diamandis, chairman, XPRIZE; exec. chairman, Singularity As a company renowned for questioning our assumptions, it should be no surprise that Google has developed unique and profoundly effective approaches to culture, talent and leadership. By debunking many accepted HR practices Work Rules! establishes itself as a new testament for managing talent in modern times Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO and author of Change by Design A riveting ringside view of people operations at Google. A deft marriage of research and practice that is full of practical tips. It is an indispensable book Robert I. Sutton and Hayagreeva Rao, co-authors of Scaling Up Excellence Bock writes well, and in his book he opens the curtains a little wider than before on this corporation Guardian Weekend A window into Google's approach to management and there are useful ideas on low-cost, and often free ways, of keeping staff happy The Times [Laszlo Bock's] most striking management tips have much more to do with hiring and classifying people than with empowering them The Economist The real genius of this book is in busting myths about why Google works. Take freebies - most of them, says Bock, cost Google nothing and remove irritations for staff ... Bock also disarmingly details mistakes the company has made ... Google is an experiment in rethinking people management that appears to actually be working. By telling us how, this may be the most important HR book of the year CIPD A handbook on HR practices, with many provocative ideas and lots of eye-opening research through experiments the company has run Globe and Mail
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.