Get Weird! (Paperback)

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By John Putzier

AMACOM/American Management Association, 9780814471142, 208pp.

Publication Date: May 21, 2001

List Price: 17.95*
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"How can companies recruit, retain, train, motivate, and reward great employees--especially in a tight labor market? How can they win new customers and boost sales? The secret is to lighten up and get a little weird Creativity and productivity can go hand in hand, as this chock-full-of-ideas book amply shows. Like a Christmas stocking crammed with treasures, Get Weird overflows with irresistible techniques for innovating and problem-solving. It explains how to start thinking ""outside the box,"" then presents 101 adaptable ideas, each in a reader-friendly two pages or fewer. For instance, readers will learn about: * Whaddya Know? (learning through puzzles, quizzes, and games) * Hire-Times (post-interview fun--a night-on-the-town with host employees) * Wall of Fame (display of individual successes) * Rock Me, Baby (give techies and GenXers the rock-concert tickets they crave) * Galloping Gourmets (take-home gourmet dinners for employees and their family). Slightly off-the-wall at first glance, the book is firmly rooted in solid performance theory. Managers can use it to find quick, effective, fun solutions to work challenges.

About the Author

John Putzier (Prospect, PA) is president of the consulting firm FirStep, Inc., which provides strategies to improve workplace performance. He is a prolific and popular speaker.