From Publishers Weekly
What organization wouldn't want to encourage "places and times where cooperation flourishes, thus creating great energy, innovation, productivity and excitement"? This final volume in a trilogy of books on creating energy at work by London Business School professor Gratton (after Living Strategy
and The Democratic Enterprise
) attempts to analyze the ingredients of positive workplace energy. Gratton details ways to foster a cooperative mindset, remove boundaries between people, give them a sense of purpose and increase their productive capacity, drawing on examples from organizations like BP and Nokia. But despite her interesting and well-organized findings, some readers may find her intensive focus on scientific research too academic, particularly the complicated diagrams and formulae for workplace qualities that are difficult to quantify. (Feb.)
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From the Publisher
"Gratton has written a succinct and utterly compelling book. She is really a kind of one-woman hot spot in herself."
-- Financial Times
"It is time for business leaders to take off their rose-tinted specatles and replace them with thermal-imaging gogges. This arresting idea is provided by professor Lynda Gratton of London Business School in an importnat new book."<br. --Los Angeles Times