Managing for Happiness with Complex System Science
November 1, 2017
In this episode, Angie interviews author, speaker, and entrepreneur, Jurgen Appelo. Jurgen has been named the “Top 100 Leadership Speaker & Top 50 Management Expert” by Inc.com and he has become a key influencer in the workplace happiness movement. During his interview, Jurgen discusses how practicing complexity thinking has influenced his career and management style. He also shares stories and advice on how to “manage the system not the people” with different tools, games, and practices.
Quotes from this episode:
“There is this realization in the world that we need to achieve more than just employee engagement. Employee engagement is important, it’s about making people care about the work that they are do, but we want a bit more. We want people to be happy. It’s also about well being and things that are not directly connected to the actual tasks.” - Jurgen Appelo
“Sometimes it’s just a matter of simplifying things in order to be able to address the complexity.” - Jurgen Appelo
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