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Work Made Fun Gets Done!: Easy Ways to Boost Energy, Morale, and Results

Work Made Fun Gets Done!: Easy Ways to Boost Energy, Morale, and Results

by Bob Nelson, Mario Tamayo

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Overview

Bob Nelson, author of the multimillion-copy bestseller 1001 Ways to Reward Employees, and human performance expert Mario Tamayo offer hundreds of practical, creative tips for helping employees--and their managers--make work more fun.

According to the employees that work for firms listed in Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work for in America," the most defining characteristic of these organizations is they are all "fun" places to work.

Fun is the secret sauce every business needs to better engage and motivate its employees today. Work Made Fun Gets Done! gives readers simple, practical ideas for instantly bringing fun into their work and workplace. Based on examples from scores of companies like Zoom, Pinterest, Bank of America, Zappos, Honda, Microsoft, and many more, this book provides clear examples of exactly what managers and employees alike can do to lighten the tone in the work environment and allow employees to have more fun at work.

From AAA's "Dump a Dog" program where workers can pass their least-wanted project on to their manager and Houzz's complimentary office slippers to CARFAX's themed-wardrobe Zoom meetings and Google's company-approved Nerf-gun battles and paper airplane contests, you'll find dozens of ideas you can immediately adapt and implement in your own workplace.

Work and fun have typically been considered polar opposites, but this book proves they can be integrated in ways that produce more motivated workers--and exceptional results.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781523092352
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Publication date: 05/11/2021
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,089,187
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Bob Nelson, PhD, president of Nelson Motivation Inc., is considered the leading authority on employee recognition and engagement worldwide and has worked with 80 percent of the Fortune 500 companies. He's a senior fellow for the Conference Board and a top thought leader for the Best Practice Institute and was named a top five management guru by Global Gurus.

Mario Tamayo, a principal with Tamayo Group Inc., has more than thirty years of experience in maximizing human performance, working with companies such as Genentech, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Petco, and General Dynamics.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction: The Era of Workplace Fun 1

Part I Individual-Oriented Fun 11

Chapter 1 Making Your Own Work Fun 13

Chapter 2 Surprises, Morale Boosters & Thoughtful Gestures 31

Part II Leader-Oriented Fun 41

Chapter 3 Management Techniques 43

Chapter 4 Meetings & Office Communication 55

Chapter 5 Recognition 67

Part III Team-Oriented Fun 79

Chapter 6 Virtual Work 81

Chapter 7 Games, Contests & Competitions 99

Chapter 8 Team Building, Teams & Committees 116

Part IV Organization-Oriented Fun 131

Chapter 9 Working Conditions 133

Chapter 10 Office Space & Design 147

Chapter 11 Food 155

Chapter 12 Dogs & Pets 163

Chapter 13 The Arts 170

Chapter 14 Celebrations, Birthdays & Anniversaries 177

Chapter 15 Charities & Volunteering 192

Conclusion & Discussion Guide 201

Acknowledgments 205

Featured Companies 207

About the Authors 219

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