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The Happy Manifesto
Make Your Organization a Great Workplace


About the Book


Imagine a workplace where people are energized and motivated by being in control of the work they do.
Imagine they are trusted and given freedom, within clear guidelines, to decide how to achieve their results. 
Imagine they are valued according to the work they do, rather than the number of hours they spend at their desk.

In too many organizations, management is broken. In one global survey just 21 per cent of staff reported that they are fully ...

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Authors / Editors

Henry Stewart
 founded Happy Computers 20 years ago, and today he is CEO of Happy Ltd.  In 2009, the "Guru Radar of the Thinkers 50 list" proclaimed him one of the most influential business thinkers in the world. Happy Ltd has been listed as one of the 20 best workplaces in the UK for the last five years (Financial Times / Great Place to Work Institute).  It has also been rated the best company in the UK for ... Expand

Reviews "If you're looking for information and inspiration to change up the "how" of leadership and management, you're sure to get an idea or two from this book. ...Pick up this book, read it, and talk about it with someone you know. You two will become better, smarter, leaders as a result."
-Jason Womack, author of Your Best Just Got Better

"Mostly anecdotal, this book is a fun read and reminds us of so many truisms that ... Expand

Table of Contents
About Henry Stewart
Foreword

Introduction

01 Enable people to work at their best
What makes great management?
When did you work at your best?
Trust and freedom
Get out of the way: less management can mean more productivity
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Pre-approval: Happy's website
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Enabling your people to be trusted
Does your structure help innovation?
Encourage disobedience

02 Make your people feel good
The key focus for managers
Believe the best
Believe the best of everybody you deal with
Systems not rules
Remove the rules
The key to effective change: enable, don't ... Expand

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