The Seven-Day Weekend: A Better Way to Work in the 21st Century

Ricardo Semler



In The Seven-Day Weekend, Semler explains how he transformed a small family business into a highly profitable manufacturing, services and high-tech powerhouse - 40 times larger - while watching his favorite movies or relaxing with his son in the middle of the business day. Praise for The Seven-Day Weekend'Are there real-life lessons to be learned? The answer is yes-Pragmatic, inspirational and intriguing advice' The Times'Ricardo Semler is our kind of capitalist.' Guardian'In this book, Ricardo Semler tells how Semco, Latin America's fastest growing company, uses a revolutionary way of working to run a profit making company with a work force who love their jobs.' The Sunday Times'The Seven-Day Weekend challenges conventional approaches to work. It sparks ideas that can be applied to one's own business [and] will certainly encourage managers to look very carefully at their management practices.' Rocco Forte, Management TodayPraise for Ricardo Semler's Maverick!'Semco takes workplace democracy to previously unimagined frontiers' The Times'His egalitarian approach works like a dream' Today.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Trust and Autonomy: Granting employees more autonomy and trust, allowing them to manage their own time and tasks, fostering a culture of responsibility and accountability.

  2. Work-Life Balance: Emphasizing the importance of a balanced life by implementing flexible work schedules and prioritizing personal time alongside professional responsibilities.

  3. Employee Empowerment: Encouraging employee involvement in decision-making processes and allowing them to have a say in the direction and operations of the company.

  4. Results-Oriented Approach: Focusing on results rather than strict adherence to traditional work hours, valuing productivity and output over time spent in the office.

  5. Continuous Learning and Growth: Cultivating an environment that supports continuous learning, personal growth, and skill development among employees.

  6. Flat Organizational Structure: Flattening hierarchies and reducing bureaucracy to promote a more agile and responsive organizational structure.

  7. Embracing Change and Innovation: Encouraging innovation by fostering a culture that embraces change, experimentation, and new ideas without fear of failure.

  8. Transparency and Open Communication: Promoting transparency within the organization through open communication channels and sharing information widely among employees.

  9. Adaptability and Flexibility: Being adaptable to market changes and providing flexibility in strategies, operations, and work arrangements.

  10. Focus on Happiness and Fulfillment: Prioritizing employee well-being, happiness, and job satisfaction as essential components of a successful and sustainable work culture.

Language English
ISBN-10 0-7126-7790-9
ISBN-13 9780099425236
No of pages 276
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher RHUK
Published Date 05 Feb 2004

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Author : Ricardo Semler

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