What really sets the best managers above the rest? Itas their power to build a cadre of employees who have great inner work livesaconsistently positive emotions; strong motivation; and favorable perceptions of the organization, their work, and their colleagues. The worst managers undermine inner work life, often unwittingly. As Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer explain in The Progress Principle, seemingly mundane workday events can make or break employeesa inner work lives. But itas forward momentum in meaningful workaprogressathat 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) catalystsaevents that directly facilitate project work, such as clear goals and autonomyaand (2) nourishersainterpersonal events that uplift workers, including encouragement and demonstrations of respect and collegiality. Brimming with honest examples from the companies studied, The Progress Principle equips aspiring and seasoned leaders alike with the insights they need to maximize their peopleas performance.The book shows how to remove obstacles to progress, including meaningless tasks and toxic relationships.
|Title||:||The Progress Principle|
|Author||:||Teresa Amabile, Steven Kramer|
|Publisher||:||Harvard Business Press - 2013-12-30|