Book of the Week: Work Rules! Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead

Work Rules

Google’s head of human resources, Laszlo Bock (senior vice president, people operations), has received a lot of media attention for his book, Work Rules!, to be released this month. Hopefully, it will grab the attention of federal managers as well.

It’s safe to say, Google is not like government. But people are people. Government employs more people in computer-related occupations—over 80,000—than Google’s total workforce. Plus there are at least another 500,000 employees in what could be categorized as knowledge occupations.

If federal agencies realized the same level of engagement and performance that has made Google a solidly successful company, the whole country would benefit. But for reasons that are almost unfathomable, government leaders too often make statements that deny employee value or initiate actions that hinder their career prospects.

Read all about it at http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/04/googles-lessons-federal-workforce-management/110194/

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s