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Play by Play: Solving Workplace Grumpiness

by Lars Klint and Kylie Bragg

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.

What you'll learn

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 authors

Lars is a Principal Magician with Arkahna, author, trainer, Microsoft MVP, community leader, aspiring Microsoft Azure expert and part time classic car collector. He is heavily involved in the space of cloud computing services, especially Azure, and is a published author, solution architect and writer for numerous publications. He has been a part of the software development community for the past 20 years and co-organises the DDD Melbourne community conference, organises developer events with Mic... more

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. This passion arose after seeing the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of corporate office environments, and of her own eclectic experiences arising from 15+ years in the corporate property industry. A Town Planner by trade, Kylie has worked in various Director-level and Department Head roles including in Strategy, Client Relationship Man... more

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