AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The untold stories behind The Office, one of the most iconic television shows of the twenty-first century, told by its creators, writers, and actors. When did you last hang out with Jim, Pam, Dwight, Michael, and the rest of Dunder Mifflin? It might have been back in 2013, when the series finale aired...or it might have been last night, when you watched three episodes in a row. But either way, fifteen years after the show first aired, it’s more popular than ever, and fans have only one problem—what to watch, or read, next. Fortunately, Rolling Stone writer Andy Greene has that answer. In his brand-new oral history, The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s, Greene will take readers behind the scenes of their favorite moments and characters. Greene gives us the true inside story behind the entire show, from its origins on the BBC through its impressive nine-season run in America, with in-depth research and exclusive interviews. Fans will get the inside scoop on key episodes from "The Dundies" to "Threat Level Midnight" and "Goodbye, Michael," including behind-the-scenes details like the battle to keep it on the air when NBC wanted to pull the plug after just six episodes and the failed attempt to bring in James Gandolfini as the new boss after Steve Carell left, spotlighting the incredible, genre-redefining show created by the family-like team, who together took a quirky British import with dicey prospects and turned it into a primetime giant with true historical and cultural significance. Hilarious, heartwarming, and revelatory, The Office gives fans and pop culture buffs a front-row seat to the phenomenal sequence of events that launched The Office into wild popularity, changing the face of television and how we all see our office lives for decades to come.
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Filled with fan-favorite characters and hilarious references to the acclaimed TV show, this storybook is an age-appropriate way for fans of The Office to share their love with the whole family, just in time for the series' 15th anniversary! Michael Scott is Line Leader at Dunder Mifflin Elementary! It's a very big job, but Michael is sure he can live up to the "World's Best Line Leader" title printed on his water bottle. There's just one problem--Michael doesn't know how to lead the line. Filled with colorful, detailed illustrations and brimming with Easter eggs and nods to iconic moments from the show, this hilarious reimagining features a pint-sized cast. The story will introduce The Office to a whole new generation and will teach them that everyone needs to ask for help sometimes. Even Line Leaders. The Office is a trademark and copyright of Universal Content Productions LLC. Licensed by Universal Studios 2020. All Rights Reserved.
The adoption of 5S throughout all office and administrative functions is the first step to increase efficiency. In this work, the authors bring the concepts of the 5S System and offer a blueprint for building a Lean foundation for an office setting.
This is the ultimate companion for any fan of The Office, which is basically anyone with a pulse (and access to a Netflix account). While it's been five years since The Office ended, the show's stellar writing, incredible cast, relatability, and sheer lovability has meant that it continues to increase in popularity due to being accessible on streaming platforms like Netflix. The hit workplace comedy has charmed millions of viewers with its wit and warm heart. With Inside Dunder Mifflin you can take the "What's your management style?" quiz to find out if you're a Michael Scott, a Robert California, or an Andy Bernard. Or find out who would win in a romance battle between Jim and Pam and Phyllis and Bob. Then get everything you need to know about crushing your enemies (who may or may not also be your best friends) from Dwight Schrute, dress for success with Andy Bernard, and take advice from Michael Scott's Ultimate Guide to Business. On a less fan fiction-y note, this brightly illustrated guide also includes season overviews, top episode dissections, cast profiles, and more.
A complete guide for turning a relocation plan into a reality The Office Relocation Sourcebook provides relocation teams, atfirms of all sizes, with the background information and practicalguidance they need to pull off a relocation projectcost-effectively and with a minimum of disruption to the employeesbeing moved. Written by the head of the Human Factors Group atExxon Biomedical Sciences, Inc., this valuable resource: * Arms you with all the forms, checklists, surveys, and summariesguaranteed to make any office relocation project as painless andcost-efficient as possible * Guides you step by step through the entire relocation process,from the initial planning stages to post-project evaluation * Covers both the nuts-and-bolts issues and crucial human factorsside of the relocation equation * Features a computer disk packed with valuable relocation tools,including a comprehensive relocation template Take the sting out of your next relocation project with The OfficeRelocation Sourcebook. Office relocation is one of the most challenging aspects of afacility professional's job. This challenge and the thrill ofmeeting it are even greater for members of the relocation team whohave had little or no prior relocation experience. To begin with,there are the thousand and one logistical details that go into thedesigning, planning, and implementation of a relocation project.Then, there is the seemingly impossible task of keeping affectedemployees happy and supplied with everything they need to performtheir jobs--without running into massive cost overruns. The Office Relocation Sourcebook takes the sting out of relocation.Written by an author with twenty-five years' experience in facilitymanagement and human factors design, this valuable resourceprovides all the background information and practical guidanceneeded to pull off a cost-effective relocation project with aminimum of disruption. These methods and techniques are appropriatefor firms of any size, regardless of the number of employees beingrelocated. Writing in a warm, conversational style, peppered with handychecklists, summaries, and survey tools, Dennis Attwood guides youstep by step through the entire relocation process, from theinitial planning stages to post-project evaluation. He providescoverage of nuts-and-bolts issues through the human factors side ofthe relocation equation. For instance, Attwood explores workers'reasons for resisting relocation and describes innovativecommunication techniques that can substantially reduce employeeresistance and the common adverse side effects of disrupting theworkplace. In his discussion of work system planning, he comparestraditional design arrangements, such as the neighborhood and teamconcepts, with alternative workplace strategies, including reuse ofexisting office space, and the office outside of the company. The enclosed disk supplies a variety of useful tools and, inaddition to the forms and checklists found in the book, arms youwith a valuable relocation template. Make your next office relocation project a success with The OfficeRelocation Sourcebook.
In watching NBC's "The Office," one can reflect on the common office-place interplay and recall their own, similar situations in their own work environments. How many times has a worker "goofed off" when the boss is out of the office, or played a potentially damaging "prank" on a co-worker? Herein lies the inspiration for this book. "The Office: An American Workplace" (as the pilot episode was originally titled) is a humorous and sometimes entirely too accurate portrayal of the American Workplace, and therein an ideal demonstration of many topics that are taught in today's business schools. Most obviously, topics of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management are demonstrated, but the list does not end there. The pedagogical use of "The Office" is not limited to the examples in this text but only by one's imagination. This book sets out to inform OB/HR instructors about the entertaining and informative use of "The Office" for use in their classroom.
Office-based writers from both sides of the River Plate chronicle the twentieth century.
For many of us, it's where we spend more time and expend greater effort than anywhere else. Yet how many of us have stopped to think about why? In The Office: A Hardworking History, Gideon Haigh traces from origins among merchants and monks to the gleaming glass towers of New York and the space age sweatshops of Silicon Valley, finding an extraordinary legacy of invention and ingenuity, shaped by the telephone, the typewriter, the elevator, the email, the copier, the cubicle, the personal computer, the personal digital assistant. Amid the formality, restraint and order of office life, too, he discovers a world teeming with dramas great and small, of boredom, betrayal, distraction, discrimination, leisure and lust, meeting along the way such archetypes as the Whitehall mandarin, the Wall Street banker, the Dickensian clerk, the Japanese salaryman, the French bureaucrat and the Soviet official. In doing so, Haigh taps a rich lode of art and cinema, fiction and folklore, visiting the workplaces imagined by Hawthorne and Heller, Kafka and Kurosawa, Balzac and Wilder, and visualised from Mary Tyler Moore to Mad Men, from Network to 9 to 5 plus, of course, The Office. Far from simply being a place we visit to earn a living, the office emerges as a way of seeing the entire world.
Presents common management situations on a case-by-case basis, with solutions that are effective, concise, and sometimes even fun.