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Freed Employees Make More Money (For Your Company, That Is)

If people can be free to act in the best interest of their company, the results will be tremendous, says business school professor Isaac Getz.

Today Getz joins Steve Kraske to talk about his book Freedom, Inc.: The Remarkable, No-Cost Way to Lead Your Business to Higher Producitivyt, Profits, and Growth.  Citing real world examples from companies such as Harley-Davidson and Sun Hydraulics, Getz tells us how innovation rises as often from the factory floor as it emerges from the corner office.

Isaac Getz speaks this evening at 6:30 at the Kansas City Library Central branch. A reception precedes the program at 6 p.m. Click here for more information.  This event is co-sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. 

Isaac Getz is Professor at the top-ranked ESCP Europe Business School with campuses in Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid, and Turin. He was formerly Visiting Professor at Cornell and Stanford Universities and at the University of Massachusetts.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.
Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC. You can email him at Stephen.Steigman@classicalkc.org.