Highly Anticipated Book for Leaders, “The Great Workplace,” Launches January 10th
January 10, 2011
Great Place to Work Institute
With more than 25 years of research, Great Place to Work® Institute, producers of the Fortune 100 list, describes how to build great workplaces, based on trust, pride and camaraderie
What are the five dimensions that make a company a great place to work? In “The Great Workplace: How to Build It, How to Keep It, and Why It Matters” (Jossey-Bass; $27.95; ISBN 978-0-470-59626-5; January 2010),
Michael Burchell and Jennifer Robin define the core dimensions of great workplaces: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie – by outlining common work culture traits, best practices
, and testimonials among some of the world’s most respected companies, including General Mills
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More and more companies are building great workplaces by focusing on their culture, specifically the behaviors, beliefs and attitudes of the people that make up the company. Benefits of building great workplaces are endless, but more importantly include building healthier workplace relationships and potentially increasing bottom line profits.
“Companies that strive to create great workplaces see positive results in all aspects of their organization,” said Michael Burchell, co-author of “The Great Workplace
.” “Not only does their organization’s bottom line improve, the relationships among all levels of the organization are enhanced, and employees’ relationships with their own jobs are further enriched.”
Drawing on more than 25 years of research by surveying over 2 million people and 6,000 companies each year, Great Place to Work® Institute
, producers of the Fortune 100 Best Company to Work for ®Annual List
, and Burchell and Robin explain the business value of creating great workplaces, which goes beyond offering outstanding pay and quirky perks.
Great Place to Work Institute has found that employees base their belief in their company on the following five dimensions:
- Credibility: “I believe in my leaders”
- Respect: “I am a valued member of this organization”
- Fairness: “Everyone plays by the same rules”
- Pride: “I contribute to something really meaningful”
- Camaraderie: “The people here are great”
Find additional resources or buy the book by visiting www.thegreatworkplaceonline.com
. Follow “The Great Workplace” on Twitter, @TheGreatWorkP. The book is published by Jossey-Bass (imprint of Wiley) and is available in hardcover for $27.95 in January 2011 online and at other retail book outlets.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Michael Burchell, Ed.D., is a corporate vice president with the Great Place to Work Institute and a partner in the Institute's UAE affiliate. A sought-after speaker at conferences around the world, he has worked with senior leaders in positioning the workplace as a competitive business advantage.
Jennifer Robin, Ph.D., is a research fellow at the Great Place to Work Institute. A former consultant with the Institute, she currently teaches in undergraduate, master's, and professional programs at Bradley University.
The Great Place to Work® Institute is a global research and consulting firm with forty affiliates around the world. The Institute produces the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For Annual List and the Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For in America lists, in addition to thirty-eight best companies lists internationally.