The Game Changer
—shift behaviour, shape culture
Described as an ‘heretical’ text and ‘a slap to the face of traditional management,’ this book provides a refreshing approach to motivating progress at work.
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“If you are fed up with management-speak, feel-good hucksterism and volumes that are jam-packed with exhortation—this book may interest you... This book examines what really motivates people and how the principles of game design can be used to create a happier, more motivated and productive work culture. Refreshingly, he uses simple language and anecdotes from his work to flesh out his ideas, which are backed by research into what is effective.”
Book Review, BOSS Magazine
“Take the combined elements of the best work of all authors who have ever lived, and what you’ll have won't even come close to the genius that is this book. My mind imploded under the weight of divine reason in this book, several times. I felt as though I had aged 100 years in wisdom, and yet simultaneously discovered the fountain of eternal youth. And that’s just the first chapter. The whole book builds to a universal crescendo that will resonate through the ages. I now know Kung-Fu, and understand the tightly-held motivational secrets of ninjas, whales and the noble pterodactyls. Not for the faint-hearted, the ideas in this book are as heretical as they are true. If there is just one book you buy in this lifetime—make it this one.”
Peter Cook, author of The New Rules of Management
From the back cover...
There are two conventional ways to approach motivation: set goals and try to change attitudes and beliefs (which takes a lot of personalised effort); or develop incentives and rewards to inspire effort (which takes a lot of money).
This book shows you how to take a third new approach—designing the work itself to be inherently motivating.
Combining the best elements of three distinct fields—motivational science, game design, and agile management—this book shows you how to positively influence behaviour through better work and project design.
This game changing book:
» Gives you a refreshing science-based approach to the classic challenge of motivation in the workplace
» Is ideal for any leader or manager looking to take their workplace culture in a new direction
» Includes practical advice for creating highly productive, motivated and innovative teams
» Is written by a motivation strategy and design expert who consults on leadership and change management to a wide range of clients ? from the executives of multinational organisations, through to the directors of switched-on startups.
The Game Changer is the perfect resource for forward-thinking leaders focused on crafting work cultures that bring the best out of people.