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Meet Bob Workman. Bob likes his job. Bob likes his employees. Bob considers himself a good manager but senses low morale among his immediate staff members.
In this easy-to-read business fable, a chance encounter transforms Bob s work life as he sets out to discover how fun can revolutionize a worksite and pay big dividends both in morale and return on investment.
Bob discovers that a fun work environment one which lifts people s spirits and reminds them of their value to their managers, their organization, and to each other is a primary need among employees. He sets off on a quest to find ways to create a fun environment and develops a method to produce convincing evidence that creating a fun work environment is worth the time and effort for the company.
Along the way, Bob discovers that fun at work: * reduces stress
* energizes employees and lowers turnover
* improves both employee attitudes and customer satisfaction
* lowers absenteeism and increases productivity
* creates employee loyalty and group cohesiveness
While fun has not been viewed as a traditional responsibility of the manager, managers that care about their employees and their bottom line will find The Fun Minute Manager a great tool for actively engaging their employees and positively transforming their workplace. This book is concise, timely, and a rich resource of practical ideas.
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Bob Pike CSP, CPAE Speakers Hall of Fame is chairman and CEO of The Bob Pike Group and has consulted on training and performance improvement since 1969 with organizations like IBM, AT&T, Hallmark Cards, the USMC, the Joint Military Agency, Microsoft and Pfizer. He is author or co-author of 29 books, including the best-selling Creative Training Techniques Handbook and Dealing with Difficult Participants. More than 125,000 trainers on five continents have attended his multi-day train-the-trainer workshops.
Robert C. Ford, Ph.D., is a professor of management at the University of Central Florida. His widely used text, Managing the Guest Experience in Hospitality, is a pioneering resource for enabling organizations to adapt Disney-based practices to create a fun and satisfying guest experience. Along with his coauthors (including John Newstrom), he conducted a major research study on fun at work for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and has published numerous articles and papers on the subject.
John W. Newstrom, Ph.D., is a professor emeritus of management at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and a self-styled funologist. He is coauthor of more than a dozen books including the popular Games Trainers Play. He coauthored numerous articles on fun work environments, including Making Workplace Fun More Functional and Making Work Fun: An Important Role for Managers. He and Bob Ford published the popular book Leading With A Laugh: 101 Funny Stories with 300 Serious Lessons for Managers, Trainers, and Speakers.Review:
I have lived by the motto, Find something you love to do, and you will never have to work a day in your life. The Fun Minute Manager takes that concept to a whole new level in showing the boss how to help employees love what they do and enjoy going to work. If you do not have a fun epiphany reading this book, go back and read it again! --Harvey Mackay, author of New York Times bestseller How to Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive
Successful organizations have a clear vision of where they are headed. They understand what business they are really in. And, most importantly, they develop a culture that supports the vision and business, just as Southwest Airlines did. We hired attitudes that contained a humor and fun component and developed their skills. The Fun Minute Manager endorses that concept and gives you a flight plan on how to build a fun, productive and profitable culture. --Howard Putnam, former CEO of Southwest Airlines, author, speaker
Rare indeed is a book a perfect fit for the time it is birthed. The authors have managed such a glove-to-hand fit with their thoughtful, penetrating, relevant invitation for every manager to fold in fun when work environments so need to find fun. --Bob Danzig, former CEO of Hearst newspapers, author
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