“What is the business value of creating a great workplace?”

In this highly-anticipated book, Institute insiders Jennifer Robin and Michael Burchell explore the concept of a great workplace and answer that fundamental question. The Great Workplace shows that, more than offering great pay and quirky perks, a great workplace is one where employees trust the people they work for, take pride in what they do, and enjoy the people they work with.

If your company is struggling with the challenges of leveraging human capital, discover why some organizations have what it takes to be great (Google, Microsoft, Marriot International, FedEx, NetApp, etc) and what your company can learn from them.

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Who’s Talking About The Book


“The Great Workplace lays out ideas that can help turn any workplace into a great one. At Zappos.com, we take these ideas seriously. Our company culture is our #1 priority.”

Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos.com, Inc. and #1 New York Times bestselling author, Delivering Happiness

“Well-researched and well-written, Burchell and Robin’s book captures the essentials of what it takes to transition to a truly great workplace.”

Brian E. Keeley, president and CEO, Baptist Health South Florida

“Filled with practical examples of how great firms reinforce the trust, pride and camaraderie essential to a great workplace. These are great ideas meant to be shared.”

Jim Weddle, managing partner, Edward Jones

“The best places to work outperform their competitors in every country and in every industry. The Great Workplace shows how these companies do it and provides practical advice on how you too can make your company a great place to work. No more excuses not to turn this timely knowledge into action.”

Jeffrey Pfeffer, professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and author, Power

“Like a customized GPS, The Great Workplace will help your organization navigate its way toward being an exemplary workplaceand steer clear of the bumps, wrong turns and dead ends along the way. Filled with data-based findings, practical examples, and innovative ideas, this book will prepare and motivate your team for the journey that is to come.”

Chris Van Gorder, FACHE, president and CEO, Scripps Health

“Important and thoroughly convincing! The Great Workplace shows the way for organizations to get from ‘Good’ to ‘Great.’ If you’ve ever wanted to be on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® Annual List, or simply want to know why some companies excel and others don’t, grab your highlighter and dig in.”

Adrian Gostick, New York Times bestselling author, The Carrot Principle and The Orange Revolution

“A wealth of new ideas for how to build and maintain a great workplace, even for those who have previously made the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® Annual List.” ?

Ben Salzmann, president and CEO, ACUITY

“A wonderful roadmap for becoming a great place to work. Burchell and Robin present a compelling case for improving workplace culture. This book is ideal for any leader who wishes to improve team effectiveness and make a difference in the organization. Inspiring!”

Tim Felt, CEO, Colonial Pipeline

“Informative and full of useful advice. The authors’ recommendations may call for hard work, but for those who persevere and see them through, the outcome is well worth the effort.”

Ian T. Clark, CEO, Genentech

“Burchell and Robin tell real stories of how great organizations became (and remain) great workplaces by engaging the hearts and minds of the people who work there. The good news: the methods are transferable!”

Peter J. Giammalvo, vice president, Organizational Development, OhioHealth

“Many companies aim to be a great place to work yet their leaders struggle with how to get there. Burchell and Robin do a wonderful job articulating the importance of building great workplace culture and provide great examples and ideas for how to achieve this. Everyone in a leadership position should read this book.”

Andrew Botwin, principal, Rothstein Kass

“The Great Workplace is a blueprint for all business owners who want to create and maintain a happy and productive workplace. A valuable guide for managers looking to empower their staff at every level.”

Jill Leonard Tavello, executive vice president of Culture, Stew Leonard’s

Meet the Authors


Michael Burchell

Michael BurchellMichael Burchell, Ed.D. is a corporate Vice President with Great Place to Work® Institute and a partner in the Institute's UAE affiliate. A sought after speaker at conferences around the world, he has worked with senior leaders in positioning the workplace as a competitive business advantage.

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Jennifer Robin

Jennifer RobinJennifer Robin, Ph.D. is a Research Fellow at Great Place to Work® Institute. A former consultant with the Institute, she currently teaches in undergraduate, master's, and professional programs at Bradley University.

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