The Energized Workplace: Designing Organizations Where People Flourish

  • 3h 56m
  • Perry Timms
  • Kogan Page
  • 2020

Productivity is flatlining, employee wellbeing is at an all-time low and stress at an all-time high. Mental health issues are now the biggest single disability affecting the UK and are estimated to cost the economy £105bn each year. Traditional company design, structures and processes are making these issues worse and leading to unprecedented levels of staff burnout. This not only impacts individual employees, there is also a detrimental effect on overall company performance when employees can't perform to their full potential. It is the responsibility of Organizational Development and HR professionals to address these issues urgently and redesign work to allow people to flourish and businesses to thrive. Full of practical advice, tips and tools, The Energized Workplace provides a blueprint for how practitioners can redesign their organizations to support employees and ensure the business outperforms the competition.

It covers everything from why existing structures are causing business output to decline, why traditional processes are holding organizations back and what the consequences of not addressing these design issues will mean for business including increased staff turnover, a rise in employee absence and a decline in company profits. Including case studies from organizations across a range of sectors who have successfully put people at the heart of their workplace design such as CyberClick, Mind Valley, Brewdog and Wegmans and with specific guidance on designing for five generations working side by side, across different countries and on separate time zones, The Energized Workplace will help OD and HR professionals confidently tackle the organizational issues putting their company success and employee health and happiness in jeopardy. This book is essential reading for practitioners needing to deal with the wellbeing crisis and productivity puzzle in the new world of work.

About the Author

Perry Timms is a renowned blogger and global speaker on the transformative power of HR professionals. He is the founder of People and Transformational HR Ltd, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Social Media and HR Adviser and TedX speaker on the future of work. He is also a Visiting Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University Business School, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and the first WorldBlu Certified Freedom at Work Coach.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • 2050 Voyaging—A Glimpse into the Future Design of Work
  • 20th-Century Design Flaws—A Look Back at the History of the Design of Work
  • 80/20 Variances—How We're Reshaping the Design of How We Work and Live
  • 1/20 or a 20 per Cent Probability—What are the Chances That Your Work Energizes You?
  • The 5 x 20 Life and the Redesign of Age
  • 20—20 Vision—Stimulation to Support the Redesign of Work Using Human Energy Principles
  • The 20 Misuses of Energy in the Workplace
  • The 2020 List of Energized Workplaces
  • 20 Minutes per Day to Energize Yourself
  • Tools for the Next 20 Years