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Instant Turnaround!: Getting People Excited About Coming to Work and Working Hard

By Harry Paul, Ross Reck

Instant Turnaround!: Getting People Excited About Coming to Work and Working Hard

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Started reading:
2009-06-25 22:07:18
Finished reading:
2009-06-28 19:47:36

Review

Rating: 5

There’s probably a reason books like this are written as conversations and anecdotes. I’m not quite sure what it is other than a story is a quicker read and might stick better, but I’m not sold on the approach. This book seems a little thin, providing mainly common sense advice like, “Managing with trust frees employees up to turn their work into fun.” The key point for managers boils down to: focus on people and not performance metrics since people who are excited about work will work harder, driving up the company’s performance. It sounds much like what Gallup measures as “employee engagement”, but expressed in terms of actions that can be taken to improve employee willingness to put forth extra effort and to be excited about being at work. So while perhaps a little shallow and much too short, there’s some good ideas here.

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