Games, Tools & Practices to Engage People, Improve Work, and Delight Clients

Note: This book is out-of-print. It is re-released by John Wiley & Sons as Managing for Happiness.


Can our organization be a little bit more like Pixar, Spotify, Netflix, Zappos, Virgin, Valve or IDEO? Is there something I can do to get a better company culture? Better collaboration? Better management?” The book #Workout offers concrete games, tools, and practices for all workers so they can introduce better management, with fewer managers. It addresses many common questions, such as:

  • How can we measure team performance?
  • How can we decide on salaries and bonuses?
  • How can we define job titles and career paths?
  • How can we replace performance appraisals?
  • How can we motivate our workers?
  • How can we change the organization s culture?

In modern organizations, people are expected to be servant leaders and systems thinkers , but nobody explains exactly how to do this on a Monday morning. Empowering workers and delighting customers is crucial, but it s not concrete. Managers, and everyone else, need to know how because most organizational problems are management problems. Management is too important to leave to the managers!

Games, Tools & Practices to Engage People, Improve Work, and Delight Clients

Publisher: Happy Melly Express
Released: 2014
Size: 470 pages
ISBN: 978-94-92032-02-7 (Paper)
ASIN: B00N6REYKQ (Kindle)
ISBN: 978-94-92032-01-0 (ePub)
ISBN: 978-94-92032-00-3 (PDF)

Jurgen’s book is practical and fun, but most of all, it’s subversive. If you care enough to get started, you’ll discover that these tools will transform everything about your organization. – SETH GODIN, author of The Icarus Deception

In our always-on, real-time world, the nature of work has changed, potentially for the better. While people can be more autonomous and more productive, they can also self-destruct easier. Jurgen tackles these important changes in his fun and interesting book. – DAVID MEERMAN SCOTT, bestselling author of The New Rules of Marketing and PR

Brilliant, counter-intuitive, and creative approach to management. Very insightful and humanistic. Highly recommended! – DEREK SIVERS, Founder of CD Baby, TED speaker, author of Anything You Want