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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (96 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dennis W. Bakke Narrator: Dennis W. Bakke Publisher: PVG LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2005 ISBN:
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Imagine a company where people love coming to work and are highly productive on a daily basis. Imagine a company whose top executives, in a quest to create the most fun workplace ever, obliterate labor-management divisions and push decision-making responsibility down to the plant floor. Could such a company compete in today's bottom-line corporate world? Could it even turn a profit?

Well, imagine no more. In Joy at Work, Dennis W. Bakke tells the true story of this extraordinary company, and how, as its co-founder and longtime CEO, he challenged the business establishment with revolutionary ideas that could remake America's organizations. It is the story of AES, whose business model and operating ethos, let's have fun, were 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.

Joy at Work offers a model for the 21st-century company that treats its people with respect, gives them unprecedented responsibility, and holds them strictly accountable, because it's the right thing to do, not just because it makes good business sense. More than any book you've ever read, Dennis Bakke's Joy at Work will force you to question everything you thought you knew about corporate success.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas Umstattd | 11/21/2013

    " Great book on empowerment and flat organizational models. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruthanna Ruffer | 5/10/2013

    " This was a good book, very motivational and I really subscribe to the idea that empowering employees makes them happier and more successful. But it was short on concrete ideas and about 100 pages too long. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stevie | 11/24/2012

    " Very good book. Bakke writes from a biblical view of work and glorifying God in it. His central idea is that work is most enjoyable and fun when employees can utilize their skills and abilities to fulfill their job role as they see best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 10/5/2012

    " a must read for all managers, especially managers who are christian. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Esther | 10/6/2010

    " it helps to see a gospel approach to work...to see your job in the context of god's greater agenda or story for the world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 8/7/2010

    " A lived vision of company without management that allowed people to love their work and have purpose on an amazing scale. The Christ-imitating concept of servant leadership courageously applied. A significant influence on what we're doing in our company as I write. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Rayner | 12/12/2009

    " Much to think about. Do I have the courage to implement what Bakke advocates. Do you? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 crystal | 9/23/2009

    " great principles, a little lengthy in the delivery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 9/15/2009

    " Much to think about. Do I have the courage to implement what Bakke advocates. Do you? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruthanna | 8/7/2008

    " This was a good book, very motivational and I really subscribe to the idea that empowering employees makes them happier and more successful. But it was short on concrete ideas and about 100 pages too long. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 crystal | 2/9/2008

    " great principles, a little lengthy in the delivery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stevie | 9/9/2007

    " Very good book. Bakke writes from a biblical view of work and glorifying God in it. His central idea is that work is most enjoyable and fun when employees can utilize their skills and abilities to fulfill their job role as they see best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Esther | 8/17/2007

    " it helps to see a gospel approach to work...to see your job in the context of god's greater agenda or story for the world. "

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