What the World’s Best Workplaces Do Differently

happy-employees-RON FRIEDMANIn his highly-acclaimed new book, The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace, award-winning psychologist Ron Friedman surveyed the world’s most successful organizations, identifying key practices that position them to thrive.

In this engaging presentation, Dr. Friedman reveals the highlights, offering a surprising look at the emerging science of workplace excellence. You’ll discover:

  • Why great workplaces reward failure
  • How turning colleagues into close friends can bolster your bottom line, and
  • Why smart managers aim to complicate rather than simplify their employees’ lives.

You’ll learn why Dreamworks pays employees to decorate their desks, why the Boston Consulting Group flags analysts who don’t take paid time off (PTO), and why Radio Flyer provides mileage reimbursement for employees who ride their bikes.

By the end of this presentation, not only will you think differently about your workplace, you’re bound to come away with a variety of actionable insights that you can immediately put to use.


Ron Friedman

Ron Friedman

Ron Friedman, Ph.D., is an award-winning social psychologist who specializes in human motivation.

His new book, The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace, has been described as “stunning,” “eye-opening,” and “a contemporary classic,” and praised by best-selling authors Daniel Pink, David Allen, Marshall Goldsmith, Susan Cain, and Adam Grant.

Dr. Friedman has served on the faculty of the University of Rochester, Nazareth College, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and has consulted for Fortune 500 companies, political leaders, and the world’s leading non-profits. Popular accounts of his research have appeared on NPR and in major newspapers, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, the Globe and Mail, The Guardian, as well as magazines such as Men’s Health, Shape, and Allure. 

He is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, CNN, Forbes, Fast Company, and Psychology Today.

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William Flamme

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