Author Jurgen Apello talks about his latest book, "Managing for Happiness" on The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg. Agile / The Guardian Podcast

Author Jurgen Appelo Talks About Managing For Happiness. This week on The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg, Ryn talks with well known author and management expert Jurgen Apello. To listen to the podcast go here: The Guardian Podcast.

From his Amazon book page, Jurgen describes the book and why Agile and Scrum devotees will be interested.

A practical handbook for making management great again!

Author Jurgen Apello talks about his latest book, "Managing for Happiness" on The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg.

Author Jurgen Apello talks about his latest book, “Managing for Happiness” on The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg.

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 gimmicks or ‘perks’ that disrupt productivity; it’s about finding the passion that drives your business, and making it contagious. This book provides tools, games, and practices that put joy into work, with practical, real-world guidance for empowering workers and delighting customers. These aren’t break time exploits or downtime amusements—they’re real solutions for common management problems.

About Jurgen Appelo

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 guy. Inc.com has called him a Top 50 Leadership Expert and a Top 100 Great Leadership Speaker. Since 2008, Jurgen writes a popular blog at NOOP.NL, offering ideas on the creative economy, agile management, organizational change, and personal development. He is the author of the book Management 3.0, which describes the role of the manager in agile organizations. And he wrote the little book How to Change the World, which describes a supermodel for change management.


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