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ISBN: 1433212323
Author: Adrian Gostick,Scott Christopher
Language: English
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.; Unabridged edition (April 4, 2008)
Category: Business Culture
Subcategory: Money
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The Levity Effect uses serious science to reveal the remarkable power of humor and fun in business.

The Levity Effect uses serious science to reveal the remarkable power of humor and fun in business.

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Adrian Gostick & Scott Christopher, The Levity Effect). So what is "levity"? The authors define levity as, "lightness" to "lighten u. They say, "Leading with levity is about developing a lightness of manner. Levity is equ "When leaders lighten up and create a fun workplace, there's a significant increase in the level of employee trust, creativity and communication. Leading to lower turnover, higher morale, and a stronger bottom line

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Grandma would be beyond surprised at what Adrian Gostick and Scott Christopher have to say in The Levity Effect: Why It Pays to Lighten Up (Wiley). The book, which is to be released later this month, examines how fun in the office increases the bottom line. And they are very serious about that. When they’re laughing, they’re listening, said Mr. Gostick, an author and consultant on employee motivation. Continue reading the main story.

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book by Adrian Gostick. The Levity Effect uses serious science to reveal the remarkable power of humor and fun in business. Scott Christopher, Chester Elton, Greg Boswell, Adrian Gostick. This is a good business book that shows that you can work hard to reach goals and have fun doing it. The author sets forth to prove that humor does in fact result in the positive results. It was good, easy reading. It reaches out and grabs you and holds your attention.

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The benefits of the Levity Effect are not conjecture but are built on extensive research and case studies from some of the world's most successful organizations. New York Times-bestselling authors Adrian Gostick and Scott Christopher provide powerful examples from Boeing, Nike, KPMG, Yamaha, Enterprise, Zappos and dozens of others, showing how lightening up can drive real business results. The book also outlines the extensive research into the subject--studies that cut against the grain of traditional business thinking--including compelling data from the Great Place to Work® Institute's 1-million-person database, which reveals that "Great" companies consistently earn significantly higher marks for "fun."p>In The Levity Effect, the authors will organize their case around a series of "effects" that happen when you lead with levity. The book will outline the extensive research into the subject--studies that cut against the grain of traditional business thinking. It will also build on the authors' consulting work to create fun and engaging cultures with some of the world's largest organizations and will include interviews with successful people who have learned to use humor in their lives.

Comments:

Lavivan
The Levity Effect does a good job of proving a very valid point that I already knew ... a work place that encourages light-hearted moments produces a more engaged and productive work force. Without the authors' guidance, I proved through many years of corporate management at all levels (including the board room) that humor does in fact result in the positive results set forth in the book. I am pleased that now there is a good reference to which I can refer my more uptight managers. I hope they will follow the guidance so their workers can relax and be more productive for them. Theory X managers will probably scoff at the concept ... as their workers leave for a more engaging manager.
Mr_NiCkNaMe
Dang, this book is a good one. There are literally tons of work/management books that should be ground up and turned into high-grade mulch. Not this one. Brilliant, funny in discussing fun, and seriously important.

Right now, I'm trying to decide if I should risk getting in trouble for blowing out the budget on 25 copies for my teams. Yeah, it's that good.

I've served 'em FISH! and Given Them the Pickle, and shared the Luv. . . a lot of good times working on making work fun. The Levity Effect is right there with the best of them.

Buy it, read it, share it, live it.
Cerana
The idea of the topic is fun, but it us not really worth a whole book. I got the idea quickly, and the rest was redundant. Some of the jokes were funny, but the overall writing still is too verbose.
Mallador
Doesn't really give a whole lot of advice rather to be "light". The author is more focused on why levity works. The books lacks insight, tools or tips on how to be more humorous.
Nayatol
Although this book has 218 pages, 180 of them say he exact same thing. This mean you are only getting about 38 pages worth of book. And I would be happy with a 38 page book on this topic, but in this case, I had to wade through 180 pages to find the 38 interesting pages.

90% of this book are stories demonstrating that people who are happy are more productive. Sound reasonable. Who would argue with that? They had me with the first 5 stories. I read the next 15 stories thinking that I would be gaining more insight. Nope. All of them were dedicated to this one simple concept. I skipped the next 25 stories and started again at the next chapter. Guess what? The next chapter is EXACTLY the same. This time the stories show that not only are happy people more productive, but this also leads to greater profits. Who needs another chapter to see that greater productivity means greater profits?

Here is a summary of what you will learn. Good stuff, but you won't need to buy the book once you read the following:

- Happy people are more creative, more productive, and healthier
- Happy people are less likely to change jobs
- People listen better if humor is infused into meetings
- An atmosphere of trust is essential before people will lighten up

Then there is a chapter with 142 fun ways to lighten up the office. These things include dressing up for Halloween and celebrating birthdays with cake. Some people may want to read 142 examples, I only needed 25.

Then the most interesting chapter is about how to balance your work and family life. This chapter has 14 short subsections about ways to live a happier life. I found it insightful. It is divided into "Lightening up at home", Lightening up in Public", "Lightening up in Restaurants", and "Lighting up in Private". Again, several of these vignettes were redundant, but at least tolerable (meaning I read them all). You may have already noticed that "Lightening up in Restaurants" is a little silly. It is already covered under the section of "Lightening up in Public". Why didn't they write a section called "Lightening up at the bowling alley" and "Lightening up while driving to work"? Trust me, if this chapter had come earlier in the book, they would have written both of those sections and another 142 others!

So there you have it; happy people are more productive and this leads to greater profits! Cheers.
roternow
My staff really like this book
Galanjov
I enjoyed the book but it didn't say much. Just try to be fun and funny and great things will come. It was a quick read. I just think the authors tried to hard to be funny as opposed to layout sound fact and findings. But levity may have been part of the purpose of this book.
Received promptly. In excellent like new condition.
The contents of the book itself?.... well thats entirely your choice! Interesting and enlightening, making life easier by creating a lighter environment to work and interact in.
A must read!

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