Rituals for Work: 50 Ways to Create Engagement, Shared Purpose, and a Culture that Can Adapt to Change

Rituals for Work: 50 Ways to Create Engagement, Shared Purpose, and a Culture that Can Adapt to Change

by Kursat Ozenc, Margaret Hagan

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Experience the transformative power of creative rituals in the workplace

Rituals for Work shows us how creative rituals can make our personal and business lives more meaningful and rewarding. Rituals are powerful tools: they reinforce good habits, motivate personal and professional achievement, create a common bond between co-workers and build shared values; they can transform an organization’s culture and provide a foundation to achieve common goals. Focusing on real-world examples, this book takes a practical approach to the power and benefits of workplace rituals. This insightful guide presents 50 creative rituals, from business and management to design and personal development. Specific case studies highlight the use of rituals and their positive impact to real-world organizations, while vivid visuals allow us to feel their energy and emotion.

A ritual is only effective when its purpose is clearly defined. This book goes beyond simple analysis to provide actual recipes for individual rituals designed to promote specific habits, change negative behaviors, and instill values. Each ritual can be adapted to achieve a multitude of goals and tailored to fit your organization or team’s specific needs.

●      Change behaviors, form positive habits, and assign meaning to shared goals

●      Build shared values, foster innovation, and encourage strong teamwork

●      Deal with conflicts effectively and engage others to work on resolutions

●      Learn the fundamental concepts of ritual-building and share your knowledge with your team

An informative and inspirational resource for executives, managers, team leaders, and employees of every level, Rituals for Work provides a blueprint for building a culture of engagement, innovation, and shared purpose for organizations of all sizes, across industries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119530756
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 739,660
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

KURSAT OZENC, PHD, is a Senior User Experience Designer at SAP Labs Palo Alto. He teaches interaction and service design at Stanford Institute of Design (the d.school). He also leads workshops on rituals for personal and group relationships, organizational change, and civic design.

MARGARET HAGAN, PHD, JD, is director of the Legal Design Lab at Stanford University. She teaches classes at the d.school and is a thought leader in the legal industry, pioneering how to bring a human-centered approach to how legal and government groups serve people.

Table of Contents

Ritual Index x

Profiles xii

Introduction xiv

A Welcome Note xvi

Why Bring Rituals into Work? xvii

The Meaning of Ritual xxi

Who Can Use Rituals For Work? xxiii

Part One The Power of Rituals

1 Rituals for Better Work 1

The Power of Rituals 2

The Principles of Rituals 10

Five Types of Workplace Rituals 15

2 How to Bring Rituals into Your Work, Team, and Org 20

Part Two 50 Rituals for Work

3 Creativity and Innovation Rituals 29

When Would You Use a Creativity Ritual? 31

10 Creativity and Innovation Rituals 32

4 Performance and Flow Rituals 72

When Would You Use a Performance Ritual? 74

10 Performance and Flow Rituals 75

5 Conflict and Resilience Rituals 111

When Would You Use a Conflict&Resilience Ritual? 113

10 Conflict and Resilience Rituals 114

6 Community and Team Building Rituals 150

When Would You Use a Community and Team Building Ritual? 152

10 Community and Team Building Rituals 153

7 Org Change and Transition Rituals 186

When Would You Use an Org Change and Transition ritual? 188

What Can a Transition Ritual Bring? 189

10 Org Change and Transition Rituals 190

Part Three Designing Rituals with and for Your Teams

8 A Short Guide to Designing Rituals 224

Endnotes 234

Acknowledgments 237

Authors 238

Index 239

Want More? 242

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