Isaac Getz Discusses His New Book Freedom Inc.: Free Your Employees and Let Them Lead Your Business to Higher Productivity, Profits, and Growth
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November 30, 2011
p>Isaac Getz - a professor at the highly touted ESCP Europe international business school - discusses his new book Freedom, Inc.: Free Your Employees and Let Them Lead Your Business to Higher Productivity, Profits, and Growth, on Monday, December 5, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
In Freedom, Inc., Getz cites real world examples from companies such as Harley-Davidson and Sun Hydraulics to explain how innovation rises as often from the factory floor as it emerges from the corner office or from research and development labs.
By listening to employees instead of telling them what to do, by treating them as equals and not limiting information through a trickle-down hierarchy, and by encouraging a culture in which employees have commitments (something chosen) as opposed to jobs (something imposed), companies are able to liberate their workers to fulfill their own individual potential, which has led to more productive, loyal, and engaged workers, as well as significant measurable profits and growth.
Admission is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407. Free parking is available at the Library District Parking Garage at 10th & Baltimore.
Major funding for programs at the Kansas City Public Library is provided by a generous grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
The Kauffman Foundation will provide 75 free copies of Freedom, Inc., on a first come-first served basis.