Are you happy with your job? Do you feel happy and excited on Sunday night because you get to go to work the next day? Does your company produce the desired financial results?
Imagine that every day you look forward to go to work with the same eagerness with which you pursue a hobby, go out with your friends, or read about your favorite subject. Sounds unreal, but Omar Garcia proves us that work not only doesn't have to be a drag on our life, but that it is the best way to reach our entire potential, accomplish higher goals, and have the best of times. In the process, we would make our companies significantly more profitable.
This is a fun-to-read, inspiring book for managers, entrepreneurs, and everyone who has considered that the way we work could be better. You will never see work in the same way. It will help you rethink current paradigms and understand what you need your work to be. It will help managers and business owners create the conditions for workers to be happy, reach their entire potential, and be much more productive.
Omar Garcia manages to bring the latest research and explain it in a way that it all makes perfect sense. He also shows us what the most progressive organizations do to build companies where people love to work.
Garcia's innovative, if simplistic, thesis is that a business should strive primarily to create a harmony of corporate and personal interests and meet the needs of its workers and community. Engaging with workers in a way that creates job satisfaction both boosts the bottom line and makes the workplace more comfortable. Garcia believes the unprecedented commitment of Generation X and Generation Y to creative, meaningful work makes his ideas timely. His practical steps mix the mundane and the visionary, and his enthusiasm sweeps aside skepticism with breezy aphorisms. Although the author may have pointed the way, much trial-and-error experimentation awaits anyone working to make Garcia's vision a reality.