The list author says: "After a successful 26-year career with Enterprise Rent-a-Car (1974-2000), I developed a theory on how successful companies engage its employees to produce at their maximum capacity; using what I simply referred to as "common sense"---show that you care about your employees, give them a clear set of core values to follow, and let them have fun on the job. Micro-management is not a part of this scenario; teamwork is a very large part of the plan. Most of all, having motivated employees enthusiastically performing their duties is the key ingredient to a company's long-term success.
My favorite business and motivational books agree with this philosophy, and help show the way things should be done in business; which is unfortunately, quite the opposite way things are now being done. It's time for a change; the sooner, the better!"
"This book unravels the five social appetites that drive employee motivation, using over 30 years of research to back up its findings. In essence, happy, motivated employees, will also be the most productive employees."
"If any company is able to attain the goal set forth in the title of this book, they will more than likely prosper in today's business environment. Happy, motivated employees are productive employees."
"This is a fascinating look at what makes people great at what they do, and how even the greatest of the great are always striving to improve. Resting on one's laurels is not acceptable in this environment."
"I was fortunate enough to have spent an entire career in a positive work environment; I loved my job, and in turn, was able to get the vast majority of my employees excited about coming to work on Mondays, too!"
"A common sense approach to running a business; make your employees love coming to work by showing them you really care about them! The results will usually be terrific, and everybody loves to be hugged."
"This book captures the essence of why some corporations have stumbled in recent years and why some have rebounded. Two big lessons: No company is invincible and building mutual trust between employer and employee is essential for any company to sustain growth & profitability."
"This book, which deals with the affect human psychology has on global capitalism, reminds us that primal instincts are more powerful than we probably thought just a few years ago. Understanding that is critical if we're going to recover from the current economic turmoil."