Game of Work, The (pb)

Game of Work, The (pb)

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by Charles Coonradt
     
 

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Since its original printing in 1984, The Game of Work helped thousands of companies and hundreds of thousands of managers and employees experience increased job enjoyment while producing extraordinary results. The Game of Work examines the question of why people work harder at sports and recreation than they do on the job and uses these as metaphors for

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Since its original printing in 1984, The Game of Work helped thousands of companies and hundreds of thousands of managers and employees experience increased job enjoyment while producing extraordinary results. The Game of Work examines the question of why people work harder at sports and recreation than they do on the job and uses these as metaphors for inspirational leadership strategies. Corporations worldwide have enjoyed the increased productivity, employee satisfaction and motivation, and bottom-line profits by implementing the concepts taught in The Game of Work. As qualified people become increasingly difficult to attract and retain, the implementation of the five principles in this book is the one key factor to improving results, retention, and recruitment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423630852
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
08/01/2012
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
505,999
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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What we’ve discovered is that human nature doesn’t change and our proven methods are not trendy, or the latest management consulting style, or the latest best seller by the newest management guru. The Game of Work is not a silver bullet or a magic potion that can be swallowed or experienced in one evangelical weekend. The Game of Work requires a leader’s dedication to his or her team members and a willingness to change behavior to produce better results.

Zig Ziglar said, “You can get anything you want if you help enough people get what they want.” That is the bargain of life. The methodology and thought technology captured in the Game of Work gives each leader the keys to unlocking that unlimited human potential.

From baby boomers to Generation X to the Digital Generation of the twenty-first century, it is more important to find the similarities in people’s job expectations and experiences than to focus on the differences.

The five principles of the Motivation of Recreation are:

• Clearly defined goals

• Better scorekeeping and scorecards

• More frequent feedback

• A higher degree of personal choice of methods

• Consistent coaching

Meet the Author

Charles A. Coonradt founded The Game of Work in 1973. His methodology includes teaching the principles that unlock keys to employee involvement, engagement, and energy, thereby affecting a company's bottom line. Coonradt and his team of management consultants teach leaders how to effectively integrate these principles into their enterprises, which have included Fortune 500 companies and corporations such as Wendy's, Sherwin Williams, Boeing, Coors Brewing Company, Coca-Cola, Quaker Oats, Ralph's, and Sysco. Coonradt is internationally recognized in the fields of goal setting and profit improvement as an author, consultant, and speaker.

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