Play by Play: Solving Workplace Grumpiness

Studies show happy employees are more productive and more creative, but disgruntled employees outnumber happy employees 2-to-1. In this course, you'll learn what motivates employees, how to boost happiness in the workplace, and how to banish burnout.
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(61)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 18, 2016
Duration
1h 1m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(61)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 18, 2016
Duration
1h 1m
Description

Play by Play is a series where top technologists and industry experts sit down for an unrehearsed, unscripted conversation about tools you use and scenarios you encounter. In this edition, Play by Play: Solving Workplace Grumpiness, Lars Klint discusses workplace happiness with Chief Happiness Officer, Kylie Hunt. You'll learn valuable insights into what contributes to workplace happiness and employee burnout, as Kylie and Lars discuss their experiences as well as what research has discovered. You'll also learn how to spot the signs of burnout, how the physical office environment can contribute or detract from employee happiness, and what some of the world's happiest companies have implemented. By the end of this course, you'll have a variety of tips and techniques that you can try in your own workplace to optimize for employee happiness and productivity, ranging from large-scale projects to small actions you can begin right away.

About the author
About the author

Kylie’s passion is in enabling workplaces to become happy, productive and engaging environments where talented people come together to do what they do best.

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Lars is an author, trainer, Microsoft MVP, community leader, authority on all things Windows Platform, and part time crocodile wrangler. He is heavily involved in the space of HoloLens and mixed reality, as well as a published Pluralsight author, freelance solution architect, and writer for numerous publications.

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Course Overview
Hi everyone, this is Kylie Hunt, and I'm Lars Klint, and welcome to our Play By Play on Solving Workplace Grumpiness. I'm a chief happiness officer, and I bring workplace happiness out of the clouds and into reality. I help make workplaces become full of awesomeness by putting workplace happiness on the agenda. And I'm a freelance solution architect at larsklint. com. I'm a Microsoft MVP, speaker, and expert in Australian Outback Internet. I've been building software systems from tiny websites to gargantuan telecommunication systems for the past 20 years. In this course, we're going to identify why you might be unhappy at your workplace, what causes grumpiness, and how to solve it with real world practical tips and strategies. Learn how to combat that vicious cycle of grumpy managers pushing the negativity downwards and combating burnout. Get a handle on office environments that are straight out of Dilbert, and build a workplace you want to be in and makes you love coming to work. So get rid of Smondays, the point where Sunday mentally turns into Monday, and you dread having to get ready for another week on the treadmill. Work is supposed to be stimulating, inspiring, and fun. But that isn't all. By the end of the course, you'll have real-world examples of what you can do, right now, to improve your place of work. To complete the course, all you need is an open mind and a willingness to change and to push that change. I hope you'll join us on this journey, and learn how to make your professional life better with the Solving Workplace Grumpiness Play By Play at Pluralsight.