Managing for Happiness: Games, Tools & Practices to Motivate Any Team

Jurgen Appelo

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Managing for Happiness: Games, Tools & Practices to Motivate Any Team

Managing for Happiness Games Tools Practices to Motivate Any Team A practical handbook for making management great again Managing for Happiness offers a complete set of practices for effective management that makes work fun Work and fun are not polar opposites they

  • Title: Managing for Happiness: Games, Tools & Practices to Motivate Any Team
  • Author: Jurgen Appelo
  • ISBN: 9781119268680
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Paperback
  • A practical handbook for making management great again, Managing for Happiness offers a complete set of practices for effective management that makes work fun.Work and fun are not polar opposites they re two sides of the same coin, and making the workplace a pleasant place to be keeps employees motivated and keeps customers coming back for It s not about gimmA practical handbook for making management great again, Managing for Happiness offers a complete set of practices for effective management that makes work fun.Work and fun are not polar opposites they re two sides of the same coin, and making the workplace a pleasant place to be keeps employees motivated and keeps customers coming back for It s not about gimmicks or perks that disrupt productivity it s about finding the passion that drives your business, and making it contagious.This book provides tools, games, and practices that put joy into work, with practical, real world guidance for empowering workers and delighting customers These aren t break time exploits or downtime amusements they re real solutions for common management problems Define roles and responsibilities, create meaningful team metrics, and replace performance appraisals with something useful An organization s culture rests on the back of management, and this book shows you how to create change for the better.Somewhere along the line, people collectively started thinking that work is work and fun is something you do on the weekends This book shows you how to transform your organization into a place with enthusiastic Monday mornings Redefine job titles and career paths Motivate workers and measure team performance Change your organization s culture Make management and work fun againModern organizations expect everyone to be servant leaders and systems thinkers, but nobody explains how To survive in the 21st century, companies need to dig past the obvious and find what works What keeps top talent What inspires customer loyalty The answer is great management, which inspires great employees, who then provide a great customer experience Managing for Happiness is a practical handbook for achieving organizational greatness.

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    1. Susanna Rautio on said:

      Jurgen Appelo's Managing for Happiness has a great message: the feelings of joy and happiness are essentials for the productive teams and organisations.Basically, Appelo's Managing for Happiness is just extra add to the long row of business books celebrating lean and flat business culture. In the open-minded cultures like Finland creative workers have already adapted agile ways of work. However, in some more traditional working cultures Appello's ideas have been seen more radical. Today Dutch Ju [...]

    2. Yury Lytvynenko on said:

      Most of the critiques of this book are related to the fact that it is mostly a recap on previous ones (Management 3.0 and #workout). It might be the case, but for a person that didn't read those (me), this one is actually a precious source of practices I can use in my everyday work right away. And they're backed by literature, often of scientific kind, which is important for me.

    3. André Gomes on said:

      Great book, fun to read, full of great ideias to teams and managers.

    4. Geoff Battle on said:

      Managing for Happiness is a well presented book full of wisdom. I've been around the block in management and this book contains, to be honest, not a lot of new techniques - however if fully deserves a high rating, because what it does do, is reinforce great behaviours and provide a great steer on moving from what you know, to what you should do. Many managers receive training, which without repetition to embed it, or guidance on-site, frequently diminishes as habit takes back control. Here's a l [...]

    5. Łukasz Woliński on said:

      I got this book from my workplace, where we have a shelf with books about agility, management, leadership and the like, which we can borrow freely. The first time I saw the title I thought the book's contents would be some kind of touchy-feely mambo-jambo: that we’re supposed to smile all the time or hold hands or something like that (I’m from Poland, people here are more like the Grumpy Cat, complaining makes us happy, not smiling ;)) Then I saw the author’s name (I’ve been already read [...]

    6. Szymon Kulec on said:

      The management is to important to leave it only for managers. That's the best summary and introduction to the new wave of management described and presented by Jurgen Appelo. The book is full of many practices of improving your workplace. Some of them may be treated as games, some will provide meaningful exercises uncovering previously unknown facts. On the meta level, this book is inspiring to experiment with engagement techniques.It's encouraging, well-written, optimistic set of tools everyone [...]

    7. José Pereira on said:

      This is an excellent book by Jurgen Appelo. It has a lot of games that makes easier to implement Management 3.0 in your organization. One of his previous books Management 3.0 brings its theory, and this one helps linking both theory and practice.Another interesting part of this book is the experience brought by the community. When he was writing this book, he shared it with the community, who helps both on reviewing it and on providing more use cases.I strongly recommend this book, which has a l [...]

    8. Wojtek Erbetowski on said:

      I enjoy every single book, article or book by Jurgen Appelo so much!Managing by happiness is not as loaded with content as Management 3.0, but it leaves me with clear action points and ideas after reading it. I loved it!

    9. Stef Vanlokeren on said:

      For the ones who are passionate about team management and are open to experiments, this book is a must read: it's fun to read, providing you lots of inspiration.

    10. Steve on said:

      As Jurgen Appelo points out, management is too important to leave just to managers. Managing for Happiness is a useful and fun to read book that gives you concrete tools to help identify ways to help your team to be happier. The book’s writing and typographic style are engaging and have the right mix of “expected” and surprising. and many of the ideas and exercises in this book are things almost anyone on the team can make use of. Some can help you to understand your personal situation, an [...]

    11. Jose Berengueres on said:

      I got the Kindle edition for cloud reader. This book is a 85% rehash of the author's previous book, workshop and talk. So if you like me hate reading words and blah blah then you can skip this book and go directly to the youtube talk. It is the same but different. Except the jokes. I think the jokes are funnier in this book than in the video.=== Summary of the book (spoiler alert !!!) ===The book starts with Melly Shum - a fictional character from Rotterdam - who hates her job, but she did not d [...]

    12. Lieschen on said:

      Some new twists on management practices, thought provoking agile twists on activities and team structure that I plan to experiment with as soon as possible. The illustrations are beautiful, it's a quick, often funny read that can be easily used as a reference as situations arise.

    13. Toni Tassani on said:

      Fun and colourful as challenging and practical. Jurgen describes 12 practices, including kudo boxes, moving motivators and delegation boards. I particularly liked chapter 8, metrics ecosystem and scoreboard index.

    14. Alex Shevchuk on said:

      This book is revolutionary gem. Please buy it and keep it close to your working place, you'll need it a lot.

    15. Uma on said:

      It is largely a rehash of his incredible first book Management 3.0. While he has updated some of the tools, I don't think it justifies the Rs. 1500+ that is charged for the book.

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