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Managing for Happiness Introduction: How to Improve Your Organizational Management

An Introduction to Jurgen Appelo's #Workout: How to Improve Your Organizational Management

“When an organization’s culture is bad, don’t just blame the managers. Management of an organization is everyone’s responsibility. Better management means engaging people, improving the whole system, and increasing value for clients. For most people, however, these principles are not enough. They need concrete practices, or in other words, regular workout exercises.”

It’s with this that Managing for Happiness kicks off with a bang. Managing for Happiness is a workbook dedicated to interactive activities and best practices anyone on a team can use to improve employee engagement, organizational culture, and team collaboration.

This introductory chapter introduces you to the proactive techniques that go into Management 3.0, the true future of management, which is all about doing the right thing for your team, involving everyone in improving the system and fostering employee engagement.


Managing for Happiness is the latest book by management guru Jurgen Appelo. Its focus is on the improvement of a person’s approach to management. Whether they are the CEO or a fresh out of university, management is too important to be left to the managers.

Managing for Happiness offers activities that proactively help to answer:

  • How can we motivate our workers?
  • How can we change the organization’s culture?
  • How can we change the mindset of managers?
  • How can we get teams to take responsibility?
  • How can we improve teamwork and team collaboration?
  • How can we get managers to trust their teams?
  • How can we develop people’s competencies?
  • How can we be agile when the organization is not?

Managing for Happiness also begs the question, do we really need managers? What is healthy management? What is great management?

This introductory chapter puts you in the right frame of mind to tackle the whole 500-page, full-color book and its dozens of hands-on activities. It gets you ready to enact change in your organization!

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

Read Also: How to Be a Good Boss

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