Work Can Be a Playground, Not a Prison (Professional Edition): Creating Positive Growth in Your Physical and Emotional Work Environment

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9780972118705: Work Can Be a Playground, Not a Prison (Professional Edition): Creating Positive Growth in Your Physical and Emotional Work Environment

If you are like most adults, you probably spend more than half of your waking hours at work (and some of us are more awake than others). Yet it is typical for us to dread work – work is a “four-letter word.” Is this any way to spend most of our adult lives? For us to enjoy every minute of our days, we need to dissolve our prejudices against work. For this to happen, we must either find work that makes us happy, or we must find a way to become happy in our current work. "Work Can Be a Playground, Not a Prison" offers a systematic approach to understanding and improving your work environment. This book contains ideas for making your workplace and work tasks more enjoyable and satisfying. The perfect job is elusive. You may accept employment based on salary, opportunity, location, or security (to name a few reasons) – but rarely is a job perfect in every way. One of the obstacles to this perfection is that your job is a synthesis of what you bring, what your co-workers contribute, and what your company organization offers. "Work Can Be a Playground, Not a Prison" illustrates the social, physical, and mental elements of the workplace by contrasting the equipment and activities in a playground with those in a prison. In addition to giving insight into the building blocks of a positive workplace culture, this book provides an easy-to-follow framework for auditing the workplace and creating a more comfortable and nurturing environment.

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With degrees in English (BA), international business (MBA), and organization and management (Ph.D.), Jeff Gauer has lived and worked all over the world using his talents and experience to improve business and the workplace. Organizations that Dr. Gauer has advised include the US Department of Labor, the Czech Ministry of Foreign Trade, Ingersoll-Rand, the International Monetary Fund, Unicom International, and The World Bank Group. Jeff is a member of Mensa (The High IQ Society) and served as a commissioned officer in the US Army Intelligence Corps. As a manager and educator, Dr. Gauer specializes in organizational strategy and invisible disabilities in the workplace.

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