Book The progress principle : using small wins to ignite joy, engagement, and creativity at work / Teresa Amabile, Steven Kramer.
Associated Name: Kramer, Steven.
Publication year: c2011.
Call Number HF5549.5.M63 A43 2011
Media class: Book
Publisher: Boston : Harvard Business Review Press,
ISBN: 9781422198575 142219857X
Extent: 260 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
What really sets the best managers above the rest? It's their power to build a cadre of employees who have great inner work lives - consistently positive emotions, strong motivation, and favorable perceptions of the organization, their work, and their colleagues. The worst managers undermine inner work life. Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer explain in "The Progress Principle", seemingly mundane workday events can make or break employees' inner work lives. But it's forward momentum in meaningful work, progress, that creates the best inner work lives. Through rigorous analysis of nearly 12,000 diary entries provided by 238 employees in 7 companies, the authors explain how managers can foster progress and enhance inner work life every day. The book shows how to remove obstacles to progress, including meaningless tasks and toxic relationships. It also explains how to activate two forces that enable progress: (1) catalysts -- events that directly facilitate project work, such as clear goals and autonomy and (2) nourishers -- interpersonal events that uplift workers, including encouragement and demonstrations of respect and collegiality. Brimming with examples from the companies studied, this book equips aspiring and seasoned leaders with insights needed to maximize their people's performance.
Introduction -- Scenes from the organizational trenches -- The dynamics of inner work life -- The inner work life effect : how inner work life drives performance -- Discovering the progress principle -- The progress principle : the power of meaningful accomplishment -- The catalyst factor : the power of project support -- The nourishment factor : the power of interpersonal support -- At the end of the day -- Tending your own inner work life -- Appendix. About the research.