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.
Author of The Icarus Deception

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

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.
Bestselling author of The New Rules of Marketing and PR

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