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The optimistic workplace : creating an environment that energizes everyone

Author: Shawn Murphy, (Consultant)
Publisher: New York : AMACOM--American Management Association, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When it comes to work these days, we're expected to do more with less--but is this nose-to-the-grindstone philosophy the best way to run a business? Alarmingly low employee engagement numbers indicate otherwise. So, if pushing everyone harder isn't the path to productivity, what is? Supported by the latest research, this ... book argues that our best work is the product of a positive environment"--Amazon.com.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shawn Murphy, (Consultant)
ISBN: 9780814436196 0814436196
OCLC Number: 913164327
Description: xv, 224 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Dorie Clark --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
The future of the workplace --
Destructive management --
The power of contagious emotions --
The downside of optimism : missteps and excess --
Values-based leadership --
It all starts with purpose --
The meaning makers --
We must change the way we work --
Human-centered leadership --
Next comes trust : creating community --
The cultivation of optimism --
Afterword --
The optimism planner --
One-on-one format --
Index.
Responsibility: Shawn Murphy.

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"When it comes to work these days, we're expected to do more with less--but is this nose-to-the-grindstone philosophy the best way to run a business? Alarmingly low employee engagement numbers indicate otherwise. So, if pushing everyone harder isn't the path to productivity, what is? Supported by the latest research, this ... book argues that our best work is the product of a positive environment"--Amazon.com.

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-The book features a plethora of insights, based on psychological research, which demonstrate that happy employees are also more productive.- --Small Business Trends

 
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