In this episode, we talk to Rich Sheridan author of Joy Inc. and Chief Joy Officer. We’ll hear about his company’s mission to end human suffering in the world as it relates to technology. Rich is the CEO and Chief Storyteller at Menlo Innovations he’s also a speaker and author of two terrific books on how to manage for a better, more productive workplace culture Chief Joy Officer and Joy, Inc. From kid programmer in 1971 to Forbes cover story in 2003, Joy, Inc. author Richard Sheridan has never shied from challenges, opportunities nor the limelight. While his focus has always been around technology, his passion is actually process, teamwork and organizational design, with one inordinately popular goal: the Business Value of Joy! Sheridan is an avid reader and historian, and his software design and development team at Menlo Innovations didn’t invent a new culture but copied an old one … Edison’s Menlo Park New Jersey lab. Henry Ford’s recreation of the Menlo Park Lab in Greenfield Village was a childhood inspiration! Some call it agile, some call it lean … Sheridan and his team call it joyful. And it produces results, business and otherwise. Five Inc. magazine revenue growth awards, invitations to the White House, speaking engagements around the nation, numerous articles and culture awards and so much interest they are doing a tour a day of the Menlo Software Factory™. Rich’s story is inspirational. Based on some extreme ideas, he’s created a software design and development shop that produces beautiful, functional work on time and on budget, without crazy hours or crunch time. What’s more, his team are happy to be there. In a world where about 70% of people are disengaged with what they are doing and the place they are doing it, Rich’s success stands out as a model for us all. Find out more about Rich and his work:
- Menlo Innovations (Rich’s company)
- Rich Sheridan (LinkedIn)
- Chief Joy Officer: How Great Leaders Elevate Human Energy and Eliminate Fear (Book)
- Joy Inc: How We Built a Workplace People Love. (Book)
- Book promo for Chief Joy Officer (YouTube)
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