Ricardo Semier's favorite question is "Why?" Why do people routinely bring work home on the weekends but never go to the movies on a Monday afternoon? Why do we need to sit at the same desk every day? Why do we have to fill out time sheets or need an HR department to file them? Whey are we interviewed by our bosses but never get to interview someone who wants to be our boss?For the last twenty years Semier has been doing a lot more than asking questions - he's actually been running a company by breaking every tenet in the traditional rule book. Semier encourages his employees to play hooky. He tells them not to bother with growth plans. Employees choose their own salaries, set their own hours, and have no job titles. Ridiculous? Inefficient? A recipe for chaos? Perhaps. But Semier's ideas work. They work so well, in fact, that his company, Semco, has grown from $35 million in revenue to $212 million in the last six years, and even with more than 3,000 employees, it has virtually no turnover. People come from around the world to study Semier's radical management practices. [from dust jacket]
New York: Portfolio. 246 pages.
Call number: HD9680.B74 S67 2004