16 - 17th June 2016
etc.venues St Paul's, London, UK

Managing for happiness

Jurgen Appelo

Session type: Keynote
Session duration: 60 minutes

Slides from session

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About this Keynote

The research is clear: happy workers are more productive workers. And it's best when managers enjoy their jobs as well. Managing for happiness is about concrete management advice for all workers. Practical things that people can do next Monday morning in order to change the organisation's culture, and make it a happier place to work. This is not only relevant for managers, but for everyone who is concerned about the organisation too. We create a happier environment by managing ourselves, and leading by example, in an environment focused on experiments and learning.

How can we inspire workers with a goal? (Answer: start your own work exposition)

How can we have a better team culture? (Answer: share your personal maps)

How can we address core values? (Answer: start sharing your value stories)

All creative workers are expected to be 'servant leaders' and 'systems thinkers'. In this session, you will learn how you can do that concretely, with a number of inspiring stories and examples. As Gandhi said, "Be the change you wish to see". A happier organisation starts with people managing themselves.

The book 'Managing for Happiness' will be released worldwide by John Wiley & Sons in June 2016.

About the Speaker

Jurgen Appelo is pioneering management to help creative organisations 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.

Since 2008, Jurgen has been writing a popular blog at NOOP.NL, offering ideas on the creative economy, agile management, organisational change, and personal development.

He is the author of the books 'Management 3.0', which describes the role of the manager in agile organisations, and 'How to Change the World', which describes a supermodel for change management.

His most recent book is called '#Workout', which offers you practical ideas to engage workers, improve work and delight clients.