Why this book?
Give and Take presents the literature on pro-social behavior in organizations in a reader-friendly format.
Grant combines storytelling with evidence-based insights in a way that few other social scientists can. The analysis largely focuses on the individual – that is what you can expect as a “giver”, “taker” or “matcher”. However, the insights also say a lot about what organizations can do to create cultures that promote helping and, no less importantly, help-seeking.
As one who studies interpersonal relations at work, this book was a wake up call about the need to present evidence-based research on critical workplace issues in a manner that is accessible and interesting to all.
Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success
Why should I read it?
7 authors picked Give and Take as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
A groundbreaking look at why our interactions with others hold the key to success, from the bestselling author of Think Again and Originals
For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But in today's dramatically reconfigured world, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. In Give and Take, Adam Grant, an award-winning researcher and Wharton's highest-rated professor, examines the surprising forces that shape why some people rise to the top of the success ladder while others sink to the bottom. Praised by social scientists, business theorists, and corporate…
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