Fun Works 2nd Edition

Creating Places Where People Love to Work

Leslie Yerkes (Author) | Jim Kouzes (Foreword by)

Publication date: 04/28/2007

Bestseller over 50,000+ copies sold

Fun Works
Leading-edge organizations have discovered that fun can--and does--translate into bottom line success. By harnessing the power of fun, companies find they can better retain employees and customers, motivate teams, improve productivity, increase innovation, and create a sense of community.
Leslie Yerkes details precisely how eleven successful companies--including Southwest Airlines, Pike Place Fish, Isle of Capri Casinos, EmployEase, and Prudential--have integrated fun into the normal course of business. This new edition provides updates on how these same companies have grown, prospered, and continued to thrive--in spite of national tragedies, natural disaster, growing competition, and changing economic conditions--in part because of the culture they have created through what Yerkes calls "The Fun/Work Fusion."
Yerkes illustrates eleven principles--from capitalizing on the spontaneous to hiring good people and getting out of their way--that will inspire you to inject a sense of playfulness and joy into your workplace. Full of real-life examples, strategies, ideas, resources, tools, tips, and techniques, Fun Works will help any company in any industry become a place where people love to work.
  • Proves that organizations can use fun to increase employee and customer retention, motivate individuals and teams, and improve overall productivity
  • Completely revised and updated to show how the companies profiled in the first edition have continued to thrive by combining fun and work
  • From the coauthor of the bestselling book on fun in the workplace, 301 Ways to Have Fun at Work (75,000 copies sold)

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Overview
Leading-edge organizations have discovered that fun can--and does--translate into bottom line success. By harnessing the power of fun, companies find they can better retain employees and customers, motivate teams, improve productivity, increase innovation, and create a sense of community.
Leslie Yerkes details precisely how eleven successful companies--including Southwest Airlines, Pike Place Fish, Isle of Capri Casinos, EmployEase, and Prudential--have integrated fun into the normal course of business. This new edition provides updates on how these same companies have grown, prospered, and continued to thrive--in spite of national tragedies, natural disaster, growing competition, and changing economic conditions--in part because of the culture they have created through what Yerkes calls "The Fun/Work Fusion."
Yerkes illustrates eleven principles--from capitalizing on the spontaneous to hiring good people and getting out of their way--that will inspire you to inject a sense of playfulness and joy into your workplace. Full of real-life examples, strategies, ideas, resources, tools, tips, and techniques, Fun Works will help any company in any industry become a place where people love to work.
  • Proves that organizations can use fun to increase employee and customer retention, motivate individuals and teams, and improve overall productivity
  • Completely revised and updated to show how the companies profiled in the first edition have continued to thrive by combining fun and work
  • From the coauthor of the bestselling book on fun in the workplace, 301 Ways to Have Fun at Work (75,000 copies sold)
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