Joy at Work Work at Joy

Author: Joan Marques
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781932181531
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Inspiring employees of all levels, this guide helps lay a foundation for creating a positive, uplifting attitude towards each work day by making mindful choices to be kind and supportive especially in collaborative situations. This empowering reference promotes acceptance, togetherness, interconnectedness, and mutuality as means to a happy, positive day. Each day of the year is allotted one page, providing a daily guiding thought, an action to try to accomplish, and an idea to ponder, sometimes in the form of a short story. These practical, daily steps help turn a workplace into a more joyful, gratifying, and productive space.

Joy at Work

Author: Dennis W. Bakke
Publisher: PVG
ISBN: 9780974355290
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Imagine a company where people love coming to work and are highly productive on a daily basis. Imagine a company whose top executives, in a quest to create the most "fun" workplace ever, obliterate labor-management divisions and push decision-making responsibility down to the plant floor. Could such a company compete in today's bottom-line corporate world? Could it even turn a profit? Well, imagine no more. In Joy at Work, Dennis W. Bakke tells the true story of this extraordinary company--and how, as its co-founder and longtime CEO, he challenged the business establishment with revolutionary ideas that could remake America's organizations. It is the story of AES, whose business model and operating ethos -"let's have fun"-were conceived during a 90-minute car ride from Annapolis, Maryland, to Washington, D.C. In the next two decades, it became a worldwide energy giant with 40,000 employees in 31 countries and revenues of $8.6 billion. It's a remarkable tale told by a remarkable man: Bakke, a farm boy who was shaped by his religious faith, his years at Harvard Business School, and his experience working for the Federal Energy Administration. He rejects workplace drudgery as a noxious remnant of the Industrial Revolution. He believes work should be fun, and at AES he set out to prove it could be. Bakke sought not the empty "fun" of the Friday beer blast but the joy of a workplace where every person, from custodian to CEO, has the power to use his or her God-given talents free of needless corporate bureaucracy. In Joy at Work, Bakke tells how he helped create a company where every decision made at the top was lamented as a lost chance to delegate responsibility--and where all employees were encouraged to take the "game-winning shot," even when it wasn't a slam-dunk. Perhaps Bakke's most radical stand was his struggle to break the stranglehold of "creating shareholder value" on the corporate mind-set and replace it with more timeless values: integrity, fairness, social responsibility, and a sense of fun.

Joy at Work

Author: Dennis Bakke
Publisher: Pear Press
ISBN: 9780976268604
Format: PDF, Docs
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Presents a theory of personnel management which contends that giving priority to employee satisfaction and autonomy over profits is the best way to business success, with real-life examples from AES, the energy company cofounded by the author.

A Life at Work

Author: Thomas Moore
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0767928482
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A job is never just a job. It is always connected to a deep and invisible process of finding meaning in life through work. In Thomas Moore’s groundbreaking book Care of the Soul, he wrote of “the great malady of the twentieth century…the loss of soul.” That bestselling work taught readers ways to cultivate depth, genuineness, and soulfulness in their everyday lives, and became a beloved classic. Now, in A Life’s Work, Moore turns to an aspect of our lives that looms large in our self-regard, an aspect by which we may even define ourselves—our work. The workplace, Moore knows, is a laboratory where matters of soul are worked out. A Life’s Work is about finding the right job, yes, and it is also about uncovering and becoming the person you were meant to be. Moore reveals the quest to find a life’s work in all its depth and mystery. All jobs, large and small, long-term and temporary, he writes, contribute to your life’s work. A particular job may be important because of the emotional rewards it offers or for the money. But beneath the surface, your labors are shaping your destiny for better or worse. If you ignore the deeper issues, you may not know the nature of your calling, and if you don’t do work that connects with your deep soul, you may always be dissatisfied, not only in your choice of work but in all other areas of life. Moore explores the often difficult process—the obstacles, blocks, and hardships of our own making—that we go through on our way to discovering our purpose, and reveals the joy that is our reward. He teaches us patience, models the necessary powers of reflection, and gives us the courage to keep going. A Life’s Work is a beautiful rumination, realistic and poignant, and a comforting and exhilarating guide to one of life’s biggest dilemmas and one of its greatest opportunities.

Choosing Joy at Work

Author: Roger Wyer
Publisher: Bizworks Studio
ISBN: 0977652505
Format: PDF, Docs
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Through a deeper understanding of seeing, influencing, and creating joy at work, readers in any box on the organizational chart can take the next step towards freedom and joy by exercising their personal power.

The Joy of Work

Author: Director Mrc/Esrc Social and Applied Psychology Unit and Professor of Psychology Peter Warr
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136836659
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book looks at people’s happiness and unhappiness in their jobs and endeavours to help the reader to actually do something about it. It aims to improve your approach to work – and therefore your happiness at work – for good.

Joy at Work

Author: Brad Smith
Publisher: PVG
ISBN: 9780976268659
Format: PDF
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Back in the Garden, work was fun. Yet, in today’s fallen world, joy and work are rarely used in the same sentence. But God really does intend for us to find joy in our work. Join Raymond Bakke, Brad Smith, and Bill Hendricks as they explore what the Bible says about the purpose of business and our right to a joyful workplace. No matter where you spend those 50 or 60 hours during the week—whether it’s in business, government, or the nonprofit sector; in church, at home, or anywhere else—God intends for you to find joy in your work. This 10-week study accompanies Joy at Work, a book by Dennis W. Bakke, co-founder and CEO of AES, a worldwide energy giant with 40,000 employees in 31 countries. Shaped by his faith, Bakke recounts his quest to create the most fun workplace ever—using principles established in the Garden. This study provides the biblical map that he used as he charted and led that journey. Starting with the Genesis record of creation and moving through Revelation, this Bible study supplements Joy at Work with: Biblical readings that unveil the principles behind each chapter in Joy at Work A synthesis of theological principles Reflective questions to prepare readers for small-group discussion Questions for small-group discussion Guidelines for immediate and long-term application for business and nonprofit leaders at all levels of corporations and organizations. The Joy at Work experience has the power to profoundly change your workplace and your life.

How to Find Extraordinary Joy Work

Author: Bo Sanchez
Publisher: Shepherds Voice Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 9710070045
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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You spend more than 60 percent of your waking hours at work. So if you’re miserable in the office, you are therefore miserable more than half of the time you’re awake! Imagine what your life would be if you turn those long working hours of sheer drudgery into Extraordinary Joy – something you only dream about while you sleep! While it’s not hard to accept “Extra Joy” as a poetic pitch and as a religious experience, can it really be found – of all the places in the world – in your office cubicle? This book answers with a thundering YES! and shows you how.