Put Happiness to Work: 7 Strategies to Elevate Engagement for Optimal Performance

Put Happiness to Work: 7 Strategies to Elevate Engagement for Optimal Performance

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Overview

This game-changing “how-to” shows leaders how to increase engagement by harnessing employees’ motivation for happiness.

Our efforts to increase employee engagement are failing because employees simply aren’t motivated to improve their engagement. In this illuminating book from Eric Karpinski, managers and team leaders will learn the key to effectively engaging employees: focus on happiness. But not all types of happiness drive engagement; by selecting specific strategies that activate employees’ inherent motivation for certain types of happiness, you can simultaneously boost engagement and organizational performance. Everybody wins.

In Put Happiness to Work, Karpinski draws on his deep experience at the intersection of business and psychology to lay out a step-by-step program that includes specific activities to enhance engagement and generate happiness at work. Utilizing existing work habits and meetings, these dynamic yet simple tools will hardwire effective changes into leaders’ and employees’ behavior, creating long-term, sustainable engagement. Based on more than 10 years of experience applying top positive psychology and neuroscience research in the workplace, Karpinski’s strategies are easy to implement and are critical to helping leaders unlock the kind of engagement organizations need to thrive.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781260466720
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 03/23/2021
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 579,201
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Eric Karpinski has been on the cutting edge of bringing positive psychology tools to workplaces for over 10 years, with clients that include Intel, Facebook, TIAA, IBM, T-Mobile, Kaiser Permanente, SAP, Deloitte, Eli Lilly, Genentech and many others. He is a key member of Shawn Achor’s GoodThink team, and developer of the Orange Frog in-house certification program, where he’s trained more than 100 facilitators to lead positive cultural transformation at their organizations. He was trained as a scientist at Brown University and has an MBA from the Wharton School.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Shawn Achor

Acknowledgments

CHAPTER 1
Happiness Drives Engagement

CHAPTER 2
Integrating Happiness and Engagement

CHAPTER 3
Strategy 1: Hardwire Authentic Appreciation

CHAPTER 4
Strategy 2: Cultivate Connection

CHAPTER 5
Strategy 3: Put Stress to Work

CHAPTER 6
Strategy 4: Activate Employee Superpowers

CHAPTER 7
Strategy 5: Mine for Meaning

CHAPTER 8
Strategy 6: Embrace the Negative

CHAPTER 9
Strategy 7: Approach as a Coach

CONCLUSION
Implementing the Seven Strategies

APPENDIX 1
Habits and Exercises

APPENDIX 2
Negative Emotions List

Glossary

Notes

Index

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