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The Optimistic Workplace

Creating an Environment That Energizes Everyone
Written by: Shawn Murphy
Narrated by: Tim Andres Pabon
Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins

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Publisher's Summary

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?

Supported by the latest research, this eye-opening audiobook argues that our best work is the product of a positive environment. That's good news for you as a manager. While you can't personally transform the corporate culture, you can influence the workplace climate and create meaningful and lasting change. 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
  • And more

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. Far from being a wish-upon-a-star discussion of workplace happiness, this book 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.

©2015 Shawn Murphy (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC

Critic Reviews

"...setting aside the quasi-military concept of command and control, Murphy sets traditional motivational and management theory on its ear." ( Library Journal)

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  • John Drew
  • 20-03-19

Couldn't stay enganged

I own a small company with 6 employees so this topic is very important to me, but this book just didn't deliver. Very hard for me to stay engaged. It might have been the monotone reader, or the content, or a combination of both.

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  • Marques Woodson
  • 29-04-18

Jumpy at many parts

The book seems to skip the first second or so when starting a new paragraph/section. Half of the word, and sometimes the entire word is cut off.