Joy Works: Empowering Teams in the New Era of Work

Joy Works

Empowering Teams in the New Era of Work
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No. of pages:160 pages
Size:14x157x239 mm
Weight:216 g
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Joy at work--why settle for anything less?In Joy Works: Empowering Teams in the New Era of Work, Alex Liu delivers an engaging blueprint for ensuring people feel safe and inspired at work. Liu, the managing partner and chairman of Kearney, asks, "Why would we settle for anything less than joy at work?" In the book, you'll find a step-by-step action plan for approaching joy at work using the three key drivers that determine employee happiness--people, praise, and purpose--and learn how to implement that plan for maximum results and maximum joy.The author demonstrates how to create more joy for your people at work, in both virtual and in-person environments, as well as how to incorporate joyfulness even in periods of dramatically heightened stress. He calls on his years of conversations with leaders around the world, both as an advisor to executives and through his popular podcast, Joy@Work. Readers will learn from a diverse collection of leaders, from psychologists, academics, athletes, nonprofit and board leaders, and a Broadway producer, to leaders at companies including HPE, Cisco, T-Mobile, SAP, and UPS. In the dialogues and research, readers will also find:* An introduction to "ikigai," a Japanese concept meaning "reason for being"--a framework we can all use to find joy and meaning in our work* An investigation into the link between social justice and joy, using conversations with leaders who have committed to making social progress a priority* A new perspective on how the next generation will view joy at work, the Great Reflection, and the shifting balance of power in work cultures* In-depth discussions about people, purpose, and praise: the three key elements in building a joyful work experience* A call for more reflective leadership--a new approach to power leaders through uncertain and challenging timesJoy Works is an essential handbook for anyone who wants to create more joy in their work -- the leaders who want to shift corporate cultures, managers who are facing pressures to innovate, young people who are adamant that they can have a life and a career that's centered around joy and meaning, and anyone who thinks "joy at work" is a near-term possibility, not an oxymoron. This guide to the changing reality and opportunity of work belongs in the libraries of anyone interested in creating a more engaging and productive virtual, hybrid, or in-person workspace.Let's build more joy.
Table of Contents:
Acknowledgments xiForeword xiiiIntroduction 1Why joy matters to me 1Joy at work 3People, praise, and purpose 4Joy, justice, and a better world 5The future of joy at work 6Who you'll hear from in this book 7Who this book is for 9Chapter 1 Why Business Leaders Should Prioritize Joy at Work 11Joy is your biggest business opportunity 11Joy powers execution 13Joy is critical for all kinds of business 15Joy is the foundation for many key business metrics 15Chapter 2 What the Research Tells Us About Joy 21The joy gap is real 21The joy gap is growing 23We know what triggers joy at work 24We know what's holding us back from joy 26Section One The Three Drivers of Joy at Work 29Chapter 3 People 31Create belonging: It matters more than money 33Create connection points 35Be a people
-focused leader 38Think like a gardener and create "human magic" 40Chapter 4 Praise 43Praise autonomous work 44Pair praise with feedback 45Focus on the quality of praise, not the quantity 46Praise individuals, not just groups 46Encourage people to show appreciation for their colleagues 47Use praise to underscore impact 48Chapter 5 Purpose 51Understand your ikigai (a reason for being) 52Find your zest 54Rethink the corporate purpose statement 55Mind the gap 56Personalize purpose 57Section Two Joy in a Post
-2020 World: How to Create More Joy 63Chapter 6 Joy in the Hard Times 65Embrace change 66Accept that failure is inevitable 67Acknowledge your mistakes and get real 67Have the courage to be a beginner 69Take time to reflect 71Double down on purpose 71Keep chasing your goosebumps 73Chapter 7 Safe, Seen, Supported, Inspired 75Safe 75Seen 79Supported 81Inspired 84Chapter 8 Virtual and Hybrid Work 89Be aware of how remote work is different than in
-person work 90Make conscious decisions about where you'll work 91Find new ways to build connection 93Rethink how you measure performance 95Stay open to change 95Chapter 9 Social Justice and Joy 97Joy and justice for all 98How do we push "social justice" into the mainstream of business? 101Hope for the future 112Section Three What's Next for Joy at Work? 115Chapter 10 The Joy of Innovation 117Leapfrog your legacy 117Look for new ideas in unexpected places 118Stay at the edge 120Empower people to innovate 121Look at purpose through the lens of innovation 121Chapter 11 The Next Generation of Joy at Work 123Pass the baton 123Join the "Great Resignation"
-or is it the "Great Reflection"? 124Shift the balance of power 127Keep your promises 128Put your values into action 129Make culture a nonnegotiable 129Rethink old trade
-offs 130Accept change as a constant 133Conclusion 135About the Author 137Index 139