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Well, imagine no more. In Joy at Work, Dennis W. Bakke tells the true story of this extraordinary companyÂand how, as its co-founder and longtime CEO, he challenged the business establishment with revolutionary ideas that could remake AmericaÂs organizations. It is the story of AES, whose business model and operating ethos Â"let's have fun"Âwere conceived during a 90-minute car ride from Annapolis, Maryland, to Washington, D.C. In the next two decades, it became a worldwide energy giant with 40,000 employees in 31 countries and revenues of $8.6 billion.
It's a remarkable tale told by a remarkable man: Bakke, a farm boy who was shaped by his religious faith, his years at Harvard Business School, and his experience working for the Federal Energy Administration. He rejects workplace drudgery as a noxious remnant of the Industrial Revolution. He believes work should be fun, and at AES he set out to prove it could be. Bakke sought not the empty "fun" of the Friday beer blast but the joy of a workplace where every person, from custodian to CEO, has the power to use his or her God-given talents free of needless corporate bureaucracy. In Joy at Work, Bakke tells how he helped create a company where every decision made at the top was lamented as a lost chance to delegate responsibilityÂand where all employees were encouraged to take the "game-winning shot," even when it wasn't a slam-dunk.
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Charisma Media
Publication Date: 2005
|Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.13 (inches)|
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