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Author Stewart, Henry, 1959-

Title The happy manifesto : make your organization a great workplace / Henry Stewart.

Imprint London ; Philadelphia : Kogan Page, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Enable people to work at their best -- Make your people feel good -- Creating a great workplace makes good business sense -- Freedom within clear guidelines -- Be open and transparent -- Recruit for attitude, train for skill -- Celebrate mistakes -- Community: create mutual benefit -- Love work, get a life -- Select managers who are good at managing.
Summary Imagine a workplace where people are energized and motivated by being in control of the work they do. Imagine they are trusted and given freedom, within clear guidelines, to decide how to achieve their results. Imagine they are valued according to the work they do, rather than the number of hours they spend at their desk. In too many organizations, management is broken. In one global survey just 21 per cent of staff reported that they are fully engaged at their workplace. As Professor Gary Hamel of London Business School commented, "the other 79 per cent may be physically on the job, but they've left their enthusiasm and ingenuity at home." The Happy Manifesto is a call for change--a call to look at management from the perspective of the people who are managed. Author, Henry Stewart, learned these lessons the hard way. In the 1980s he helped set up a newspaper only to have it fail 6 weeks later due to poor management. They hired talented people but, inadvertently, created a working environment where it was almost impossible for these highly capable individuals to succeed. He came out of it determined to create a company that was both principled and effective, and a great place to work. That company is Happy Ltd., a training business. His Happy Computers division trains people in desktop software, making learning about computers an involving and enjoyable experience. His Happy People division helps organizations create great workplaces based on the ideas outlined in this book. With fascinating anecdotes and useful advice, this book explains how to create an environment where people feel motivated to work and the financial benefits that come with a happy company culture. In The Happy Manifesto, Stewart explains what he's done right and wrong on his journey to create a company where people actually enjoy working and what he's learned along the way. -- Publisher description.
Language English.
Subject Work environment.
Job satisfaction.
Employee motivation.
Corporate culture.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Human Resources & Personnel Management.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Workplace Culture.
Corporate culture. (OCoLC)fst00879624
Employee motivation. (OCoLC)fst00909027
Job satisfaction. (OCoLC)fst00983720
Work environment. (OCoLC)fst01180270
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Title Make your organization a great workplace
Other Form: Print version: Stewart, Henry, 1959- Happy manifesto. London ; Philadelphia : Kogan Page, 2013 9780749467517 (DLC) 2012039395 (OCoLC)812070811
ISBN 9780749467524
Standard No. AU@ 000050492701
AU@ 000052917432
AU@ 000053734306
AU@ 000062438145
DEBBG BV041121017
DEBBG BV042742767
DEBBG BV044188920
DEBSZ 396759386
DEBSZ 397449011

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