A fascinating book that breaks down some of the myths, stereotypes, assumptions and just plain-old BS that can be holding a company back, making your life a misery and much more besides. It is a book to be consulted, whether you believe your company (and your sanity perhaps) is in need or not.
In all 27 different claims are put to the test and debunked, with justification, references, case studies, caveats and clearly focussed language. Myths such as that working from home reduces productivity, a sustainable workplace is a burden, and women are not as competitive as men are brought up. Of course, in some situations and with some employees you will find the claim is justified: not everybody is necessarily suited to home-working, not everybody is competitive and so on, but it is far from a black-and-white binary situation as many will have you believe. This was a very enjoyable book, worthy of reading even if you already have debunked some of the claims or have different experiences from the real-world. Pleasurable even, but not in a sadomasochistic sense.
It is clearly written and with good humour, as well as featuring a clear authority, so it is harder to automatically write-off as being nonsense. It is worth a sequential read and even then, from time-to-time, a further dip back to refresh any sagging memories. The chapters are nice and short, without compromising the overall quality, so you are getting a lot of value in a few pages. You won’t complain about its price either!