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Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love

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    Richard Sheridan(Author)

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The moment you walk into Menlo Innovations, you can sense the atmosphere full of energy, playfulness, enthusiasm, and maybe even . . . joy. As a package-delivery person once remarked, "I don't know what you do, but whatever it is, I want to work here."

Every year, thousands of visitors come from around the world to visit Menlo Innovations, a small software company in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They make the trek not to learn about technology but to witness a radically different approach to company culture.

CEO and "Chief Storyteller" Rich Sheridan removed the fear and ambiguity that typically make a workplace miserable. His own experience in the software industry taught him that, for many, work was marked by long hours and mismanaged projects with low-quality results. There had to be a better way.

With joy as the explicit goal, Sheridan and his team changed everything about how the company was run. They established a shared belief system that supports working in pairs and embraces making mistakes, all while fostering dignity for the team.

The results blew away all expectations. Menlo has won numerous growth awards and was named an Inc. magazine "audacious small company." It has tripled its physical office three times and produced products that dominate markets for its clients.

Joy, Inc. offers an inside look at how Sheridan and Menlo created a joyful culture, and shows how any organization can follow their methods for a more passionate team and sustainable, profitable results. Sheridan also shows how to run smarter meetings and build cultural training into your hiring process.

Joy, Inc. offers an inspirational blueprint for readers in any field who want a committed, energizing atmosphere at work--leading to sustainable business results.

""Joy, Inc. "is a marvelous title, sure. But this masterpiece delivers and delivers and delivers. I beg you to keep taking deep breaths and imagining the world that Richard Sheridan reveals. Then . . . give it the best shot you can. I do truly beg you."

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  • PDF | 270 pages
  • Richard Sheridan(Author)
  • Portfolio (19 Feb. 2014)
  • English
  • 7
  • Business, Finance & Law

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  • By S. Girvan on 11 March 2017

    Brilliant book. It's about how he created a software company that people love to work at by focusing on creating a Joyful environment and building products that are a Joy to use.Lots of things that won't be a surprise: agile practices, empowerment, UX, but some new things too.It's a brilliant book. Lots to think about.

  • By Miss A M Gowdridge on 1 March 2014

    This is a must read book for anyone who cares about how to make our workplaces better. A fresh and inspirational take on running an organisation that puts its people first whilst still being a serious, commercial organisation.

  • By virgo47 on 30 October 2016

    If you're software developer (or maybe any knowledge worker if you go to that dangerous "meta" level) searching for a better way how to do what we do you just must love this. They took XP when it was young and it still works for them. No SCRUM certification can give you that. Maybe it's sweet here and there, but... it still works for them! So I read it and I keep on dreaming and trying to change what is around me a little bit into this direction. Some ideas are so simple and incredible - actually, nearly all of those low-tech ideas are great. It works nicely with books like Drive but this one shows a very concrete example.

  • By Faisal Khan on 15 May 2015

    Probably THE best book I've read on technology and running software development teams. Rich is a very good speaker and author, his desire to create Joy in his teams and people who use their software drives all decision making. Some great examples in the book, also reccomend listening to his keynote from Berlin Scrum Gathering.

  • By Szczepan S. on 29 December 2014

    One of the best books I read last year. Lots of hints on what changes to make to my firm. I never was especially for pair programming but reading the benefits it brings, scaling teams up (and down), I think I'm going to give it a try.

  • By Cosmin Lapovita on 20 February 2016

    A great book, about building an good/joyful work place environment, and with many examples from his company. I am a fan of case studies and examples and this books shows them, hope i would build my company with such an environment.

  • By happyhenry on 19 May 2015

    Truly inspiring. I read a lot of business books and this is one of those rare ones that truly challenges and presents radical new ways to organise a business. Recommended reading

  • By Luis Philip on 31 July 2016

    Great book for any manager. Actionable ideas and nice insights.

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