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An Italian Agile Coach in Asia

Managing Happiness



Managing Happiness is a Management 3.0 Workshop targeted to one specific group of people: those focused on improving their approach to management. These are the people who recognize that there is not enough employee engagement and team collaboration in their organization. These are the people who won’t just complain but are looking for proactive solutions to change management processes.

There are people across organizations looking to answer:

  • How can we motivate our workers?
  • How can we change the organization’s culture?
  • How can we change the mindset of managers?
  • How can we get teams to take responsibility?
  • How can we improve teamwork and team collaboration?
  • How can we can managers to trust their teams?
  • How can we develop people’s competencies?
  • How can we be agile when the organization is not?

The one-day workshop is fully hands-on and, like the full-color book, it’s named after, often includes a bit more play, games, and laughter. From even before it begins, attendees are applying the exercises and best practices with fellow attendees that they will then take back to their teams. The book this workshop is based on, Managing for Happiness, which was written by Jurgen in reaction to the desire from all sorts of leadership influencers to apply agile and modern management practices to their teams.

The workshop is adapted to the audience but may contain all or part of the following topics:

  • Worker Happiness
  • Success and Failure
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Values and Culture
  • Reward and Incentives
  • Delegation and Empowerment
  • Motivation and Engagement
  • Management and Leadership
  • Complexity Thinking
  • Meaning and Purpose
  • Better Meetings

The workshop is heavily tailored to the public and can also be given in-house to whole organizations or teams. You can take one or the other workshop, but, since they both address common themes from different perspectives, if you can take a three-day course, these workshops, like their books, make a perfect pair. While you are able just to pick one or the other, more than half of the attendees attend both together when they have the opportunity.

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