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The happier workplace

Happy Workplace

Posted on November 22nd, 2015 · Posted in The Happy Workplace

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We’ve bundled together these six PDF e-guides to help you create a happy workplace. At half the normal price! Read the guides in this order, and use the tools in each, and you’ll be well on your way to creating that happy workplace. (6 pdf guides, 138 pages, 24 tools, for half price!)

1 Have a Good Work Day

Introduces the happy workplace series. Being happy at work starts with having good days at work. This guide applies happiness principles to help you enjoy more of them. Have a Good Work Day is a free guide but it’s included because it contains some excellent tips for creating a happy workplace. (16 pages, 4 tools)

2 How to be a Happy Manager

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Shows you how happiness is good for managers, the people they manage, and the organisations that employ them. This great value guide will make an instant impact on the way you manage – for the better! Find answers to the questions that will help you become happier at work. (15 concise tips, each with an action check-list)

3 Workstyle Lifestyle

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Contains an easy-to-use model, packed with practical tips, to help you get the balance right. Paying attention to our well-being is crucial because feeling good, and functioning well, go hand-in-hand. (31 pages, 5 tools)

4 Managers Make the Difference

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Will show you how to be a manager people are happy to work for. Evidence suggests that good managers can and do make a significant difference to performance. And people who are happier, perform better. If you want happier workplaces. it’s managers who make the difference. (27 pages, 5 tools)

5 Managing from Strength to Strength

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Looks at the question: “what do great managers do differently”? One of their secrets is a focus on people’s strengths. This one, simple idea can transform the way you work, and the performance of the people you manage. (22 pages, 5 tools)

6 Making Change Personal

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Shows you how to make the changes that will help you create a happy workplace. This will only happen if we are willing to change. Change is always personal. Coping with change requires recognition of how it affects people, and strategies to manage it. This final guide in the bundle explores how we can develop our capacity to make personal changes, to better cope with change, and to help shape the changes around us. (22 pages, 5 tools)

Fun at work matters!

Posted on June 25th, 2014 · Posted in Managing Performance, Motivation, Productivity, Teams, The Happy Workplace

Encouraging fun at work can yield real benefits in the workplace, according to Adrian Gostick and Scott Christopher. They write that fun in the workplace can: reduce stress; improve staff…
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Six Motivational Techniques for Managers

HR specialist and writer, Dennis Phoenix, suggests six motivational techniques for managers. Any manager knows that a motivated team is a productive team. The success of any business is dependent…
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Host a company party: 5 ideas to make it a huge success

Posted on July 26th, 2013 · Posted in Motivation, Teams, The Happy Workplace

Hosting a company party that is lively and successful can be a frustrating mission for the clueless host. Kathrine Kreger has some tips to design a party that is unforgettable…
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5 tried and tested ways of increasing employee motivation

Posted on July 20th, 2013 · Posted in Motivation, The Happy Workplace

In this guest post, Craig Henderson offers some interesting tips on increasing employee motivation. It makes sense that a motivated employee will generate a lot more quality work, therefore leading…
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Keeping employees happy when communicating change in the workplace

Posted on July 11th, 2013 · Posted in Managing Projects and Change, The Happy Workplace

Change is inevitable. Whether it’s planned or not, it’s the one thing in life we can ever really be sure about. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing! Alastair Kane…
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The components of a great office break room

Posted on June 26th, 2013 · Posted in Managing Performance, Motivation, Productivity, The Happy Workplace

When it comes to running an office, it’s important to provide an atmosphere where productivity and success can bloom and flourish. While making sure your employees are on task is…
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The motivational characteristics that headhunters look for

Posted on June 23rd, 2013 · Posted in Motivation, The Happy Workplace

Deep down each of us has the potential to be exceptionally talented, but finding the motivation and attitude to achieve what we’re capable of can feel like a daunting task….
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Management style

Do you know your management style?

Do You Know Your Management Style? In this guest article, leading management authority Sean McPheat asks this and some other key questions. Such as: do you know the impact of…
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Strange new trend at the office

Posted on June 11th, 2013 · Posted in The Happy Workplace

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How do you know it’s time to quit your current job?

Posted on June 9th, 2013 · Posted in Decision Making, Personal and Career Development, The Happy Workplace

This guest post from Richard McMunn offers some answers! Maintaining a career is what every adult strives to do in order to support themselves, and possibly even a family. It’s…
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5 Surprising ways to boost your work productivity

Posted on June 5th, 2013 · Posted in Managing Performance, Productivity, The Happy Workplace, Time Management

Bruno Galera suggests 5 interesting ways to boost your work productivity. Are you taking full advantage of technology to make your work more productive? Here are five easy ways you…
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Fighting employee turnover in the retail environment

Posted on May 25th, 2013 · Posted in Motivation, Productivity, Teams, The Happy Workplace

Guest post from Chris Garrett. The average employee in the modern business setting spends more of their waking hours at work than anywhere else. For most of us full-time work…
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How to show employee appreciation – easily and often!

Posted on May 11th, 2013 · Posted in Motivation, The Happy Workplace

This guest post from Arlene Chandler offers some tips on how to show employee appreciation easily and often! Expressing employee appreciation is a big part of holding onto quality workers,…
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Increasing employee motivation

4 Ways to Positively Motivate Your Employees

Posted on April 20th, 2013 · Posted in Managing Performance, Motivation, Productivity, The Happy Workplace

Here are 4 ways to positively motivate your employees in a guest post from Julie Hartwell. For as long as desk jobs have existed, so have discouraged employees. For every…
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Employee Career Development Plan

4 Steps to the Perfect Employee Career Development Plan (With Template!)

Creating an employee career development plan is a great way to support each of your employees and their career paths. This guest post from Pierce Boylin shows how it can…
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Productivity in the workplace: open-plan or closed office?

Posted on January 9th, 2013 · Posted in Productivity, The Happy Workplace

Happiness and productivity in the workplace are affected by several factors but one of the most critical is workspace layout. Where people work in offices, one key decision is whether…
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Winter work blues

Winter weather – how to beat the work blues

Posted on October 29th, 2012 · Posted in The Happy Workplace

(Guest post from Liam Tarry) Yesterday, the clocks went back in the U.K. which means just one thing. Winter is well and truly on the way! The nights are getting…
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Boss's Day

3 Simple Ways to Celebrate Boss’s Day

Posted on October 16th, 2012 · Posted in Motivation, The Happy Workplace

October 16th is celebrated as Boss’s Day in the U.S. and Canada. Although criticised by some as yet another “Hallmark Day”, there is still much to be said for such…
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Make the most of today - the portmanteau approach!

Make the most of today – the portmanteau approach!

Posted on October 10th, 2012 · Posted in Personal and Career Development, The Happy Workplace

On my sixteenth birthday, my dad gave me a book called: 30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary. He was either fed up with my adolescent grunts or keen to…
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Focus staff induction on your staff - not on you!

Focus staff induction on your staff – not on you!

Posted on September 25th, 2012 · Posted in Managing Performance, Personal and Career Development, The Happy Workplace

Who hasn’t got a tale to tell regarding induction into a new job or a new post? We certainly have! Last week we came across an excellent post from Business…
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How to Build a Happy Workplace

A Happy Manager – really? Yes, really!

Posted on September 20th, 2012 · Posted in The Happy Workplace

How often do you put the words happy and manager together? Can you really be both happy and a manager? An interesting question and one no doubt questioned by many!…
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Job interview questions

Job interview questions – two sides of the coin!

Posted on September 19th, 2012 · Posted in Managing Performance, Personal and Career Development, The Happy Workplace

There are two sides to any set of job interview questions! As we’ve already discussed in several places on the Happy Manager, one of the best ways to manage performance…
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