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Author Michael C. Bush, the CEO of Great Place to Work, asserts that companies must maximize their employees’ human potential, since competitive strength today comes from your workforce and its performance. In the past, businesses valued knowledge workers for know-how and problem-solving skills. As computers become increasingly competent, certain skills might no longer command premium salaries. However, software can’t incorporate essentially human characteristics like creativity and passion. For that you need dedicated employees. Managers who develop their workforce’s human potential and build an inclusive, high-trust culture can boost productivity, flexibility and innovation. Bush and his research team detail the Great Place to Work For All approach, but could do more to place it in a broader organizational behavior framework. getAbstract recommends their worthwhile data and solid advice to executives and HR professionals.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why companies must change how they operate to maximize the potential of their people,
  • How companies can nurture employees’ most human qualities, and
  • Why organizations must address structural gaps and cultural change.

About the Authors

Michael C. Bush is CEO of Great Place to Work, which recognizes and fosters high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures.



John Chambers and Cisco

John Chambers spent two decades as the CEO of Cisco. During that time, Cisco’s revenues increased from $1.2 billion to $47 billion. Cisco created the structure for today’s Internet. In many ways, Chambers acted like a conventional executive who always sought to win. Yet his beliefs differentiated him from many other leaders. He realized that to succeed, he needed to tap into the strength of his employees.

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    Wonder Amedzo 10 months ago
    great ideas especially on the 5 crucial steps to turn your organization into a great place to work for everyone!