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IAP 2014

Hacking Management-In Pursuit of the Business Value of Joy

Rich Sheridan, CEO and Chief Storyteller, Menlo Innovations

Jan/15 Wed 06:00PM-08:00PM 50-Morss Hall, 142 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/15
Limited to 200 participants

Learn what focusing on Joy can do for a company!

Polly LaBarre of The MIX will interview author Rich Sheridan about his newly released book Joy, Inc. - How We Built a Workplace People Love.
Inc. magazine recently named Sheridan’s Menlo Innovations the "Most Joyful Company in America" and 800-CEO-READ named Joy, Inc. "Management Book of the Year".

Menlo Innovations has flipped the most slavishly followed tenets of “modern” organization and turned itself into a laboratory for churning out clever alternatives. There is no chain of command at Menlo. There are no bosses, no managers, no secrets, no rules, no walls, and no fear. What they have instead are a series of clever mechanisms and radically practical approaches to cultivating collaboration, collective decision-making, focus, and performance. This is why we’re delighted to be hosting a live, in-person Maverick Hangout with Menlo Innovations co-founder and CEO, Richard Sheridan on Wednesday, January 15th at 6pm-8pm on MIT's Campus. We’ll dive into the principles behind building a joy-based culture, talk about what it means to unleash so much freedom, experimentation, openness and amp up productivity, ingenuity, and alignment at the same time. And we’ll get into the details of Menlo’s redesign of so many core management practices.

Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event. Attendance is open to the public at no charge. There will be light refreshments.

To register:

Sponsor(s): Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program -UPOP
Contact: Kate Moynihan, 30-316, 617-253-0041, KATEJM@MIT.EDU