Have you read the book "Fish! Tales"?

@ram_cv (16516)
India
October 31, 2012 8:38am CST
I recently read the book "Fish! Tales" which is a book on the FISH! philosophy which is based on Seattle's World Famous Pike Fish market. I found the book to be proposing a wonderful philosophy for having fun at work place and help in increasing productivity and retention of employees. Have you read this book? Have you implemented any concepts from the book? Cheers! Ram PS: For those who have not read the book, you can read my review on the book @ http://www.epinions.com/review/Book_Fish_Tales_Real_Life_Stories_to_Help_You_Transform_Your_Workplace_and_Your_Life_Philip_Strand_Harry_Paul_John_Christensen/content_603261931140
2 responses
• Philippines
31 Oct 12
i did. i read the book and watched the video several years ago. the fish philosophy is simple. just 4 concepts. we used that in our team-building exercises and employee rewards program. employees at the pike fish market were doing hard work day in day out yet they still had time to have fun and enjoy the work that they do, interact with their clients and making their day. these philosophy can be translated into everyday life, no matter how everything seems to be kinda "routine"... it can still be fun. there is always something to smile about. it's just on how we look at things, how we choose our attitude... how we want our day to be. if the fish program is implemented in an organization, everyone must be on the same page for it to work. everyone must somehow have a grasp of the fish philosophy... for it to be internalized.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
31 Oct 12
So did it work in your organization? Though not in the exact way in which the book lays down the 4 concepts, but parts of these were already implemented in my organization and I found it to be really good in increasing the employee satisfaction and retention. Cheers! Ram
• Philippines
31 Oct 12
it did work for a while. but it needs a continuing program to realize a long-term effect. but the plus side of it is, regardless on how it was implemented in the organization, the philosophy can be applied to one's daily life... in the little things we all do everyday.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
1 Nov 12
That's absolutely right. Thanks for commenting. Cheers! Ram
@Sindelle (830)
• United States
1 Nov 12
I have never even heard of this book but it sounds interesting. I manage about 8 people and I'm always looking for different ideas on how to increase productivity. Thank you for mentioning this book I think I'll check it out. Hopefully they have it at my local library.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
1 Nov 12
There are two books in the series. The first is only about the Fish! Philosophy and the second book is the Fish! Tales. I would recommend the second book rather than the first book as it has more live examples. Cheers! Ram