Easy Ways to Boost Energy, Morale, and Results
BOB NELSON, PH.D., president of Nelson Motivation Inc., is the world’s leading authority on employee recognition and engagement. He’s worked with 80% of Fortune 500 companies, is a Senior Fellow for the Conference Board, a top thought leader for the Best Practice Institute, and was named a top-five management guru by Global Gurus. Fondly known as “Dr. Bob,” he has authored over 30 books on employee motivation and engagement, which have collectively sold over 5 million copies and been translated into more than 30 languages. He is co-author of the new book Work Made Fun Gets Done! Easy Ways to Boost Energy, Morale, and Results. Learn more at drbobnelson.com.
What You’ll Learn:
THE IDEA: As bleary-eyed workers return to “normal life” back at the office, many are questioning what their new work life will look like. Leaders now face a dilemma: How do we keep our people—and attract new talent? The answer, according to two acclaimed human resources and performance experts, is deceptively simple. Have more fun.
THE WHY: “Work” and “fun” have historically been considered polar opposites of each other. But a quick look under the hood of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work for in America list reveals an undeniable fact: 81% of surveyed employees say the best companies are all fun places to work. Deloitte has gone so far as to label the 2020s as “The Era of Workplace Fun.”
THE ACTION: Incorporating fun at work is integral to business success today. It’s simply easier to attract and retain high-performing talent when everyone is enjoying their work, say Bob Nelson and Mario Tamayo, authors of the new book Work Made Fun Gets Done! Easy Ways to Boost Energy, Morale, and Results (Berrett-Koehler Publishers; May 11, 2021).
- Why a fun workplace requires more than a breakroom Ping-Pong table or free soda in the fridge
- Proven, easy-to-use strategies and best practices from leaders at Fortune’s best companies, including Cisco, Salesforce, Hilton, Adobe, and many others
- Tactics anyone can use to bring more joy to their work and make tasks more fulfilling
- How to engage the newest generations—Millennials and Gen Z, who make up the majority of the workforce—as well as older and burnt-out employees