Looking for the next great read? We’re showcasing the best business books by members of our sister company Innovation Women. Leadership roles come with excitement, innovation and responsibility. In “The Good Culture: The Leader’s Guide to Creating a Workplace That Doesn’t Suck”, Rebecca Friese helps leaders fulfill their role and maximize their ability to create a stronger workplace. Friese is the co-founder of FLYN and has over twenty years of experience in creating organizational change within companies.
What is your book about?
Having a positive, interactive corporate culture is something that many leaders strive for. Getting there (and staying there) isn’t just about feel-good policies or Ping-Pong-table incentive tactics. The power of a good culture is something to behold, and the cost of not creating one may be more significant than organizations realize. This book is a guide to figuring out what works for companies in real life, and how to chuck out what doesn’t, to bring people into the fold and support cultural growth, all the way to the top.
- The power (and costs) of culture
- The key ingredients of a good culture: purpose, culture code and essential action
- How to nudge, kickstart and embed your culture towards Good
- Measuring culture
Why should people read it? Who is the book for?
This book is for any leader who is on a mission to help organizations not just be better places to work, but exceptionally innovative, engaging and forward-thinking places to work. Business owners, CEOs, talent leaders – anyone who manages people and wants to build a collaborative, cooperative and creative organization. Leaders who believe in investing in their people and understand that providing a healthy culture in which their employees can thrive will be the deciding factor on whether their organization succeeds or suffers
Single most important takeaway
“Work. Shouldn’t. Suck. Culture matters, and creating exceptional employee experiences is what will catalyze, build, and maintain phenomenal business outcomes.”
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The Power (and costs) of a good culture.
Meet the author
A Workplace Crusader with more than twenty years of experience in change management leadership, Rebecca Friese transforms organizations. By identifying outdated practices from the ground floor to the boardroom, Rebecca helps everyone from Fortune 500 behemoths to hopeful startups build the capacity to implement market-leading cultural changes. Having taken on every role from employee to consultant to Vice President of People, she knows what it takes to chart a new course for talent management.
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