From Publishers Weekly
"Levering revisited 20 of the best and worst companies he featured in The 100 Best Companies to Work for in America to identify essential characteristics and dynamics that motivate employees, stimulate productivity and a sense of personal fulfillment," reported PW.
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From the Author
From the preface to the 2000 edition:
A Great Place to Work is one of those rare books that is actually timelier today than when it first hit the bookstores a dozen years ago.
Since its original publication, Ive had an unparalleled opportunity to view changes in the workplace. With Milton Moskowitz, I have continued writing about some truly remarkable workplaces by updating our list of the "100 Best Companies to Work for in America" in a revised edition of our book in 1993 and, since 1998, as an annual article for Fortune magazine. During the past half-dozen years, Ive also looked at the phenomenon of great places to work from a consultants perspective through my work with the Great Place to Work® Institute. This work has been especially fascinating as its enabled me to explore the dynamics of workplaces outside the United States, in companies located in such countries as Brazil, Canada, Korea, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.
While much has changed, everything Ive seen has reinforced the basic concepts outlined in this book. This especially applies to A Great Place to Works major finding that trust between managers and employees is the primary defining characteristic of the very best workplaces. Because this message remains as relevant today as it was in 1988, I am delighted that this book is being republished. I believe this message will continue to be relevant long into this century.