The Optimistic Workplace

Creating an Environment That Energizes Everyone

by Shawn Murphy

On Sale: October 28, 2015

Price: $24.95

Book Summary

You hold the key to creating meaningful and lasting change within your workplace. Do your employees work in a positive environment?

About the Book

While you can't personally transform the corporate culture, you can influence the workplace climate and create meaningful and lasting change. Supported by the latest research, this eye-opening book argues that our best work is the product of a positive environment.

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? Advocating a steward model of management, The Optimistic Workplace reveals how to:

  • Explore personal and organizational purpose--and align them for astonishing results
  • Overcome resistance and skepticism
  • Build camaraderie and deepen loyalty
  • Increase intrinsic motivation
  • Help your team find meaning in their work
  • Identify goals collaboratively and track progress

Examples from companies large and small demonstrate how this people-centric focus ignites employee potential, increases innovation, and catapults the organization to new levels of performance. The Optimistic Workplace presents an array of surprisingly simple strategies as well as practical 30-, 60-, and 90-day plans designed to focus your actions and make employee optimism not just a worthy goal--but a real and measurable result.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780814436196
  • ISBN 10: 0814436196
  • On Sale: October 28, 2015
  • Pages: 240
  • List Price: $24.95
  • Trim Size: 160.000mm x 236.000mm x 26.000mm
  • Category 1 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Workplace Culture
  • Category 2 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Business Development
  • Category 3 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management
  • Category 4 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Development
  • Category 5 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Mentoring & Coaching