I bought this book because I read about Semco and what its boss had created.
From what I heard he had created a workplace that was democratic, fun to work at and all in all a good lesson of how companies can be run. So, when I found out he had written a book about it, I wanted to read it.
And I was not disappointed. He describes clearly and with great detail how he transformed his fathers company from a bureaucratic, top-down run company into a much more democratic and fun workplace. And it all started with allowing employees to vote on which color uniforms they want.
All in all, I love this book. It seems to be part of a new era about working differently from the past. Perhaps era is not the right word, but movement might be a better description. Other elements in this movement are ROWE from Jodi Thompson and Cali Ressler, Beyond Budgeting, Alexander Kjerulf with his Positive Sharing website as being the Chief Happiness Officer, Tim Ferriss with his Four Hour Workweek, the guys from 37signals and many others.
- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Grand Central Pub; Reprint edition (1 April 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0446670553
- ISBN-13: 978-0446670555
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 2.5 x 20.7 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 181 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,042 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)