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How to be happy at work : the power of purpose, hope and friendships / Annie McKee.

How to be happy at work : the power of purpose, hope and friendships / Annie McKee.
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650.1 MACK
Adult Non Fiction   Double Bay . Available .  
650.1 MACK
Adult Non Fiction   Watsons Bay . Available .  
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ISBN 9781633692251 (hardback)
1633692256 (hardback)
Author McKee, Annie, 1955- author.
Title How to be happy at work : the power of purpose, hope and friendships / Annie McKee.
Publisher/Date Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2017]
Pagination etc. 252 pages ; 22 cm.
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-232) and index.
Contents note Life is too short to be unhappy at work: happiness is a choice -- Why happiness matters at work: if you sacrifice happiness, you sacrifice success -- The happiness traps: myths that hold us back -- The power of purpose: live your values and make a difference -- The power of hope: optimism sparks action -- Yes, you do need friends at work: love and your tribe in the workplace -- Hearing the wake-up call: chart a path to happiness -- Sharing happiness at work: create a resonant microculture on your team.
Summary Note "I'm working harder than I ever have, and I don't know if it's worth it anymore." If you're a manager or leader in today's high-speed, high-stress economy, these words have probably run through your mind, maybe more than once. Many people in management positions are feeling fed up, burned out, and unhappy at work: the constant pressure and stress, the unending changes, the politics ... People are feeling they can't give much more, and their performance is suffering. But it's work, after all, right? Should we even expect to be fulfilled and happy at work? Annie McKee answers with a definitive yes. She makes the most compelling case yet that happiness--and the full engagement that comes with it--is more important than ever in today's workplace. Based on extensive research and decades of experience with leaders, this book sheds new light on the powerful relationship of happiness to individual, team, and organisational success. McKee's research reveals that there are three essential elements that people must have in order to be happy at work: A sense of purpose and the chance to contribute to something bigger than themselves; A vision that is powerful and personal, creating a real sense of hope; and Resonant, friendly relationships The book is organised around these essential elements and shows how leaders can create and sustain them in the face of ongoing stress and pressure, as well as how to create a healthy, positive climate for their teams and other groups within their companies. How to Be Happy at Work will transform and enrich our understanding of what it means to be happy at work, and it will provide clear, practical advice and instruction for how to achieve this.
Subject Quality of work life
Employee motivation
Personnel management
Shelf Location 650.1 MACK
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