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Description - Fun Works: Creating Places Where People Love to Work by Leslie Yerkes

One of the most frequent questions asked about fun at work is a variation of "Can you have too much fun?" The existence of such a question proves that Americans don't really know how to have fun and work at the same time. Or should we say, MOST American's don't know because there ARE some people who love their jobs, who love to go to work, who get great value out of the experience and put great value into at the work experience at the same time. Such people prove that there IS something called "The Work/Fun Fusion." Throughout Fun Works, you will find tips, resources, examples, and motivation to make your efforts to unleash the power of fun in yourself, your coworkers, and customers easy and fun! To give you confidence and to help build your case for the naysayer, those chronically on a fun diet, you will find case studies of companies that we believe exemplify the ability to integrate the Work/Fun Fusion and profit too. You will also find thoughts and pontifications from the 'Gurus of Fun,' authors and experts who give you their spin on each principle. Fun Works shares the voice of individuals, diverse in their backgrounds and professions, who express how work and fun merge for them. Each chapter contains an additional 'Key' that, when understood and applied, will help you implement any and all of the principles to your own Work/Fun Fusion situation. There is also the opportunity to assess your commitment to living these principles in the form of a an inventory of behaviors that will give you concrete indicators of how well you have integrated the intangible of fun into your work experience. In this revised 2nd edition, the Leslie Yerkes does a series of follow-up interviews to see how the original companies have changed or maintained their fun-based work environments across the last 5 years. She explores the secrets that enabled companies to maintain an enjoyable work environment, and pitfalls that have inhibited others efforts to infuse fun into the workplace.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781576754085
ISBN-10: 1576754081
Format: Paperback
(92mm x 74mm x 7mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Berrett-Koehler
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler
Publish Date: 12-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Leslie Yerkes

Leslie Yerkes is President of Catalyst Consulting Group, a 10 year old change management consulting firm also based in Cleveland, Ohio. Leslie has devoted a large part of her consulting practice to the needs of startup organizations, non-profit arts organizations, and fortune 500 companies. For many years Leslie has mixed fun into her consulting and speaking programs where she is known for her juggling. She is coauthor of the bestselling book 301 Ways to Have Fun at Work, Make Their Day!, and most recently They Just Don't Get It!.

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