Games, Tools and Practices to Motivate Any Team

Managing for Happiness

Managing for Happiness offers concrete games, tools, and practices for all workers. It addresses many common questions, such as:

  • How can we measure performance?
  • How can we reward people in a better way?
  • How can we replace performance appraisals?
  • How can we motivate our teams?
  • How can we change the organization’s culture?

Is there something I can do to get a better company culture? More productivity from workers? More innovation from management? And more happiness for everyone?

In modern organizations, people are expected to be servant leaders and systems thinkers, but nobody explains exactly how to do this. Managing for Happiness offers you serious management games, innovative tools, and simple practices. You can use them immediately to motivate any team, change the culture, boost productivity, and nurture innovation among everyone. Because management is too important to leave to the managers! Everyone deserves to work in a happier organization.

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ISBN: 9781119268680 [English]

Available in other languages

🇩🇪 German: Managing for Happiness: Übungen, Werkzeuge und Praktiken, um jedes Team zu motivieren via Vahlen

🇧🇷 Portuguese: Liderando para a Felicidade via Brasport

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Table of Contents

Including a content refresh and the very popular new chapters of The Happiness Door and Moving Motivators!

Preface: Better Management for Everyone

Chapter 1: Introduction: What Is Management 3.0?

Chapter 2: Kudo Box & Kudo Cards: Motivate People with Better Rewards

Chapter 3: Personal Maps: Improve Communication and Understanding

Chapter 4: Delegation Boards & Delegation Poker: Empower Workers with Clear Boundaries

Chapter 5: Value Stories & Culture Books: Define the Culture by Sharing Stories

Chapter 6: Exploration Days & Internal Crowdfunding: Make Time for Exploration & Self-Education

Chapter 7: Business Guilds & Corporate Huddles: Share Knowledge, Tools, & Practices

Chapter 8: Feedback Wraps & Unlimited Vacations: Learn How to Offer Constructive Feedback

Chapter 9: Metrics Ecosystem: Measure Performance the Right Way

Chapter 10: Merit Money: Pay People According to Their Merits

Chapter 11: Moving Motivators: Discover Real Engagement of Workers

Chapter 12: Happiness Door: Aim for a Happier Organization

Chapter 13: Yay! Questions & Celebration Grids: Learn from Successes & Failures

Conclusion: Never Stop Experimenting

Read the Reviews

Scrum Alliance‘s Mike Beedle: “I find lots of synergy between Jurgen’s Management 3.0 and Managing for Happiness–with how you really lead Agile or Scrum implementations, regardless of the size, and how you really deal with people issues. Every manager and executive should take Management 3.0 and Managing for Happiness seriously–it’s the perfect management and leadership complement to the more technical descriptions of Agile or Scrum.”

Be Human Project: “His book is a tour de force on all the current, relevant issues for work and motivation. I’m as impressed with the way Jurgen distributes information from the book to the reader through graphics, micro case studies and sharing real client feedback in a structure that provides many perspectives. Jurgen gets past the how you think it might work, to what really happens and how do people feel about it.”

Small Biz Trends: “A fun and visually appealing guide for managers who realize that the ‘old way of managing’ isn’t working. Through the power of games and creative illustration, an expert on innovation and leadership creatively shows how leaders can embrace a new style, that of ‘Management 3.0’, a management style that balances delegation, control, and motivation in a radically new and empowering way.” ★★★★½

Sticky Minds: “Jurgen Appelo’s useful and fun-to-read book Managing for Happiness: Games, Tools, and Practices to Motivate Any Team gives you concrete tools to identify ways to help your team be happier and to create environments where people can thrive and be more productive. Despite the word managing being in the title, the book is a beneficial read for anyone.”

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