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A practical handbook for making management great again, "Managing for Happiness" offers a complete set of practices for more effective management that makes work fun.

Work and fun are not polar opposites; they're two sides of the same coin, and making the workplace a pleasant place to be keeps employees motivated and keeps customers coming back for more. It's not about gimm
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Paperback, 300 pages
Published June 27th 2016 by Wiley
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André Gomes
Jun 28, 2016 André Gomes rated it it was amazing
Great book, fun to read, full of great ideias to teams and managers.
Steve
Aug 05, 2016 Steve rated it it was amazing
As Jurgen Appelo points out, management is too important to leave just to managers. Managing for Happiness is a useful and fun to read book that gives you concrete tools to help identify ways to help your team to be happier. The book’s writing and typographic style are engaging and have the right mix of “expected” and surprising. and many of the ideas and exercises in this book are things almost anyone on the team can make use of. Some can help you to understand your personal situation, and othe ...more
Jose Berengueres
Jul 06, 2016 Jose Berengueres rated it really liked it
I got the Kindle edition for cloud reader. This book is a 85% rehash of the author's previous book, workshop and talk. So if you like me hate reading words and blah blah then you can skip this book and go directly to the youtube talk. It is the same but different. Except the jokes. I think the jokes are funnier in this book than in the video.

=== Summary of the book (spoiler alert !!!) ===
The book starts with Melly Shum - a fictional character from Rotterdam - who hates her job, but she did not d
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Yury Lytvynenko
Oct 15, 2016 Yury Lytvynenko rated it it was amazing
Most of the critiques of this book are related to the fact that it is mostly a recap on previous ones (Management 3.0 and #workout). It might be the case, but for a person that didn't read those (me), this one is actually a precious source of practices I can use in my everyday work right away.
And they're backed by literature, often of scientific kind, which is important for me.

Lieschen
Jul 20, 2016 Lieschen rated it really liked it
Some new twists on management practices, thought provoking agile twists on activities and team structure that I plan to experiment with as soon as possible. The illustrations are beautiful, it's a quick, often funny read that can be easily used as a reference as situations arise.
Alex Shevchuk
Oct 28, 2016 Alex Shevchuk rated it it was amazing
Shelves: agile, motivational
This book is revolutionary gem. Please buy it and keep it close to your working place, you'll need it a lot.
Uma
Jul 26, 2016 Uma rated it did not like it
It is largely a rehash of his incredible first book Management 3.0. While he has updated some of the tools, I don't think it justifies the Rs. 1500+ that is charged for the book.
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Jurgen Appelo is pioneering management to help creative organizations survive and thrive in the 21st century. He offers concrete games, tools, and practices, so you can introduce better management, with fewer managers.

Jurgen calls himself a creative networker. But sometimes he’s a writer, speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, illustrator, manager, blogger, reader, dreamer, leader, freethinker, or… Dutch
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