Dennis Bakke’s ‘Joy at Work’ Now in Paperback

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An instant New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week bestseller when published in hardcover last year, “Joy at Work” spawned a small workplace revolution, as employees from all over North America put Bakke’s approach into practice.

What if you worked in a company where “management” and “labor” were the same, “org. charts” and HR departments didn’t exist, and everyone was trusted to make their own decisions? You’d work in a company like AES—the worldwide energy giant that Dennis Bakke co-founded and built into a multi-billion dollar company—where 40,000 employees in 31 countries sought not the “fun” of the “casual” Friday but the joy of making decisions on Monday.

Dennis Bakke’s “Joy at Work: A Revolutionary Approach to Fun on the Job” (PVG; July 17, 2006; $14.95) is about the purpose of business and how he created one of the most fun workplaces in history. The average American puts in 111,800 hours at work in their lifetime, and Bakke’s passion is to create workplaces where every person, from custodian to CEO, has the power to use his or her God-given talents to experience joy throughout those 50 or 60-hour work weeks.

An instant New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week bestseller when published in hardcover last year, “Joy at Work” spawned a small workplace revolution, as employees from all over North America put Bakke’s approach into practice.

Now available for the first time in paperback, this breakthrough work provides a blueprint for management to model, where employees genuinely look forward to work—not just a place to pick up a paycheck. Bakke outlines his unorthodox Joy at Work approach regarding corporate structure, decision-making, compensation, and maps out guidelines on how to build an organization where every team member can say: “Thank God It’s Monday.”

Dennis Bakke resides in Arlington, Virginia, and is available for interviews beginning July 17. Visit http://www.DennisBakke.com to learn more about the Joy at Work approach.

About the Author

Dennis Bakke (http://www.dennisbakke.com) co-founded AES in 1982, and served as its President and CEO from 1994-2002. Currently, he serves as President and CEO of Imagine Schools (http://www.ImagineSchools.com), which operates elementary and secondary charter schools according to the AES model: reducing middle management, putting budget and other decisions directly in the hands of teachers, and making it fun to work at school.

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PVG is the publisher of Dennis Bakke’s “Joy at Work.” Founded in 2004 by Mark Pearson, the Seattle-based company’s mission is to serve the world with quality books.

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