Imagine that every day you look forward to go to work with the same eagerness with which you pursue a hobby, go out with your friends, or read about your favorite subject. Sounds unreal, but Omar Garcia proves us that work not only doesn't have to be a drag on our life, but that it is the best way to reach our entire potential, accomplish higher goals, and have the best of times. In the process, we would make our companies significantly more profitable.
This is a fun-to-read, inspiring book for managers, entrepreneurs, and everyone who has considered that the way we work could be better. You will never see work in the same way. It will help you rethink current paradigms and understand what you need your work to be. It will help managers and business owners create the conditions for workers to be happy, reach their entire potential, and be much more productive.
Omar Garcia manages to bring the latest research and explain it in a way that it all makes perfect sense. He also shows us what the most progressive organizations do to build companies where people love to work.
Omar Garcia has more than 17 years of experience leading international teams in corporations such as General Electric, Robert Bosch, and General Motors. He began his career as an Electrical Design Engineer for GE. Eventually, he was able to design the largest one-phase transformer in the history of the GE manufacturing plant. Later on, he led multi-disciplinary international teams in Bosch Mexico and Bosch USA. Omar and his team launched a variety of new Engine Cooling Fan applications and were awarded substantial new contracts by leading automotive manufacturers, tripling production.
After pursuing his MBA for 2 years, he joined General Motors, where he held a variety of roles. Among them, he was the Program Manager of the Chevy Camaro and Corvette, he was the operations manager of a seven-center global organization, and he worked as a strategy consultant, advising GM senior management in the US and overseas. He currently advises organizations on how to improve performance and engage their workers in a better way.
Omar grew up in a family of psychologists, which helped him study and bring the perspective of the human being behind the worker's uniform. He holds a bachelor degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from Monterrey Tech in Mexico (ITESM), a Master of Engineering from the McCormick School of Engineering (Northwestern University), and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University).
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