In a world where 80-hour work weeks are normal, cubicles isolate people from each other, and a common pastime is describing the unending misery of your job, Menlo has declared “no more.” Building a workplace people love may sound like an unattainable feat, but, in fact, it is simple. Just add Joy! In this talk, Rich will share his journey from fear and disillusionment back to joy. He will provide examples in the form of true stories from his journey to create an intentional team culture focused on the business value of joy and demonstrate how to unleash the human energy and the results you always knew were possible.
In this session, Rich will discuss the following topics, allowing time for discussion with the audience.
- How workplace noise increases productivity
- How two people at one computer outperforms hero-based organizations 10-to-1
- How rigor and discipline emanate from a shared-belief system
- How transparency conquers fear
- How all of the disciplines you study including agile, lean, and six sigma when done well are really about building human relationships at the intersections of business and technology
- How quality can be a natural result of a team built on trust
From kid programmer in 1971 to Forbes cover story in 2003, and now best-selling author of Joy, Inc., Richard Sheridan has never shied from challenges, opportunities, or the limelight. While his focus has always been on technology, his passion is process, teamwork, and organizational design, with one inordinately popular goal: The Business Value of Joy! Sheridan is an avid reader and historian, and combined with the excitement of childhood visits to Thomas Edison’s Laboratory, he felt a siren call to create a workplace filled with camaraderie, human energy, creativity and productivity.
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