Make Work Great: Super Charge Your Team, Reinvent the Culture, and Gain Influence One Person at a…

Hardcover | June 7, 2010

byEdward G. Muzio

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One person really can make a difference--learn how to be that one WHO WILL make your organization the best it can be.

Award-winning author of Four Secrets to Liking Your Work
International Society for Performance Improvement2010 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE WINNER

"A quick read with high ROI. This will turn anyone into a culture builder, anywhere in the organization." -- Roy White , Director of Operations,Semiconductor Capital Equipment Company

"A must read for anyone contemplating starting up a new business and for CEOs and leaders of established corporations." -- Terry Sullivan, Director of Production, MemPro Ceramics

"Combines storytelling with evidence-based content in a solid organizational change approach." -- Darlene Van Tiem , Ph.D., CPT, CPLP , President, ISPI

"Never before has an author so cleverly balanced pragmatism with optimism to describe organizational norms as opportunities for personal empowerment." -- Paul Nieminen, Director of OD , UPS

"The convergence of in-depth analytical research andpractical everyday application." -- Dr. Donald E. Conklin, Vice President, United Corporate Services, Inc.

Got ten minutes a day? -- Then you can create a more successful, more collaborative business culture!

As a manager, you've tried to keep things positive, but nothing seems to work. You can't control the economy, what's going on in your employees' lives, or other factors--so what can you do to build and sustain a winning culture in your workplace?

Whether you are a mid-level manager or a senior executive, Make Work Great offers the blueprint for building a positive, motivating, and productive workplace in any kind of organization. In this definitive guide fortoday’s multicultural, decentralized business environment, Ed Muzio, award-winning author, internationally recognized workplace improvement expert, and consultant, delivers state-of-the-art analysis, advice and guidance, and scores of team-building and motivation exercises that you andyour staff can do in ten minutes a day--without disrupting routines or interrupting important business.

You can't force others to change, but you can control what you do and with whom you engage at work to:

  • Build a positive outlook, one-on-one
  • Enlist a network within your organization to improve your business culture
  • Strengthen peer relationships and improve problem-solving capabilities
  • Take back control of workplace morale and efficiency
  • Inspire others to support, encourage, and collaborate with their team members

    There are lots of excuses given for why businessesfail to make the most of their most valuable resource--the people whose work creates the value that drives the bottom line. With Make Work Great, you hold in your hands the key to unlocking your people's potential to exceed expectations, creating synergies out of the disparate talents and abilities they bring to the table, and makingyour business better able to anticipate opportunities and respond to challenges.

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One person really can make a difference--learn how to be that one WHO WILL make your organization the best it can be.Award-winning author of Four Secrets to Liking Your WorkInternational Society for Performance Improvement2010 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE WINNER"A quick read with high ROI. This will turn anyone into a culture builder, anywhere ...

Edward G. Muzio is the author of the award-winning book Four Secrets to Liking Your Work: You May Not Need to Quit to Get the Job You Want (FT Press, 2008), and of numerous other articles and refereed papers regarding business effectiveness. An expert in workplace improvement and its relationship to individual enjoyment, Muzio has been...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.7 × 5.8 × 0.79 inPublished:June 7, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Prologue - It Takes a Village; SECTION I: The Beginning; Chapter 1. Build Your Bubble; Chapter 2. Doing the Work<_3b_>Chapter 3. Dealing with the People; SECTION II: The Bubble Grows; Chapter 4. Growing Your Bubble; Chapter 5. Building Connections; Chapter 6. Give and Let Give; SECTION III: Leadership within The Bubble; Chapter 7. Growing Your Bubble; Chapter 8. ; Chapter 9. Eye for the Future; Epilogue: Connecting in a Nonlinear World