Chapter Book Club Discussion - The Optimistic Workplace: Creating an Environment That Energizes Everyone by Shawn Murphy, CEO of Switch & Shift, an organization that helps improve the quality of employees’ lives through positive business practices and leadership development. He has over 20 years experience as a culture change practitioner, workshop facilitator, and speaker. About the book: Should we be working harder…or working happier? 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 book 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.
We estimate this book to take 4-6 hours to read. Individuals reading time may vary. When you have finished the book, you must self-report to claim the PDUs for reading time. The PMI Chapter will report the 1.5 PDUs for attending the book discussion event on October 4th.
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: AMACOM; Special ed. edition (October 28, 2015)
Talent Triangle PDUs:
Leadership – 1.5
Strategic Business Management –
TOTAL – 1.5
Event ID: 20181004-1
Date / Time of Event: October 4, 2018 6:00-7:30 pm
Welcome & Introduction
Location: Veterans United Home Loans “The Perk”
20 Southampton Dr, Suite 105
Columbia, MO 65203
(across from Rock Bridge High School)
Attendee Cost: No cost
Benefits: Readers and participants will be presented with examples and instructions for how to advocate a steward model of management through these activities: * 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.
Recommended Audience: Anyone interested in reading the book and discussion
Prerequisites or Requirements: Read the book prior to attending the meeting.
|Event Date||10-04-2018 6:00 pm|
|Event End Date||10-04-2018 7:30 pm|
|Cut off date||10-02-2018 6:00 am|