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The moment you walk into Menlonbsp;Innovations, you can sense thenbsp;atmosphere full of energy, playfulness,nbsp;enthusiasm, and maybenbsp;even . . . joy. As a package-deliverynbsp;person once remarked, #147;I don'tnbsp;know what you do, but whatevernbsp;it is, I want to work here." Every year, thousands of visitors comenbsp;from around the world to visit Menlo Innovations, anbsp;small software company in Ann Arbor, Michigan.nbsp;They make the trek not to learn about technologynbsp;but to witness a radically different approach to companynbsp;culture. CEO and #147;Chief Storyteller" Rich Sheridan removednbsp;the fear and ambiguity that typically make a workplacenbsp;miserable. His own experience in the softwarenbsp;industry taught him that, for many, work wasnbsp;marked by long hours and mismanaged projectsnbsp;with low-quality results. There had to be a better way. With joy as the explicit goal, Sheridan and his teamnbsp;changed everything about how the company wasnbsp;run. They established a shared belief system thatnbsp;supports working in pairs and embraces makingnbsp;mistakes, all while fostering dignity for the team. The results blew away all expectations. Menlo hasnbsp;won numerous growth awards and was named annbsp;Inc. magazine #147;audacious small company." It hasnbsp;tripled its physical office three times and producednbsp;products that dominate markets for its clients. Joy, Inc. offers an inside look at how Sheridan andnbsp;Menlo created a joyful culture, and shows how anynbsp;organization can follow their methods for a morenbsp;passionate team and sustainable, profitable results.nbsp;Sheridan also shows how to run smarter meetingsnbsp;and build cultural training into your hiringnbsp;process. Joy, Inc. offers an inspirational blueprint for readersnbsp;in any field who want a committed, energizingnbsp;atmosphere at work#151;leading to sustainable businessnbsp;results.

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