In their book, Minds at Work, management authorities David Grebow and Stephen J. Gill share what happens when managers empower and inspire people to seek out learning at a moment's notice. They capture this turning point as managers transition from a "command and control" position to become advocates of communication and collaboration. To motivate a modern workforce, managers must encourage uninhibited, freeform learning, and nurture communities of learning, practice, and cooperation that allow people to come together and produce meaningful work. Minds at Work features success stories from forward-looking companies that have redefined norms, made knowledge sharing flat, and created a workplace culture built to last.
David Grebow is CEO of KnowledgeStar, and an author, popular speaker, and workshop leader. KnowledgeStar is a consulting firm founded in 2006 to provide insight about the intersection of digital technology and education. Its clients include Fortune 500 corporations, startups, NGOs, and leading analyst firms Bersin & Associates and the Brandon Hall Group. KnowledgeStar is currently involved in launching an interactive performance support system that automatically delivers just-in-time knowledge to people working in manufacturing environments. For 25 years prior to starting KnowledgeStar, David held senior development and management positions with leading technology and education companies, including IBM, where he co-founded the Institute for Advanced Learning; PeopleSoft; Cisco; and McGraw-Hill. David is a co-author of Creating a Learning Culture with Marcia Conner and James Clawson and served on the editorial review board for Information Age Publishing, working to produce a series of books on technology and learning. David's most recent book, Gamification, Games and Learning is part of the eLearning Guild's new Insight series. He has authored numerous research papers and articles for publications in the corporate education industry. He lives in San Francisco.