Eat That Cookie!: Make Workplace Positivity Pay Off...For Individuals, Teams, And Organizations
Publish Date: 2009-08-30
Author: Liz Jazwiec
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Make Workplace Positivity Pay Off ... For Individuals, Teams and Organizations
Is it possible to create a positive workforce in negative times?
Yes, it is, says speaker, strategist and consultant Liz Jazwiec, RN. But first you have to get real about how tough a job in healthcare really is. About the negative things you and your staff members do to make it even tougher.
In her book, Eat THAT Cookie! How Workplace Positivity Pays Off...For Individuals, Teams and Organizations, Liz gets real about all that and more. In her darkly humorous, ever-so-slightly sarcastic style -after all she was an ER nurse - she builds a case for the powerful benefits of a positive workplace. (Hint: better patient service, improved efficiencies and lower employee turnover all make the list.)
Funny, inspiring and relatable, Eat THAT Cookie! is packed with realistic, down-to-earth tactics leaders can use right now to infuse positivity into their culture.
Why hokeyness - in the form of giant smiley face cookies and no-negativity days - actually works. Readers will learn:
How to decree and enforce mandatory fun so that it s really, well, fun Guidelines for doing celebrations the right way Strategies for dealing with queens, poisoners, complainers and other problem people How not to succumb to process paralysis Why victim thinking is so destructive, and how to eliminate it from the organization How to stop judging shoe-heel smashers, pants unzippers, and other irritating patients
For the first 18 years of my career I used to say that if we could just get some decent patients I would love my work! says Liz. But the perfect clientele doesn t exist. And guess what? I can have a good day anyway. I ve found that happiness is a decision anywhere, any time, in any economy.
Put the tips in Eat THAT Cookie! into practice, you ll be amazed by the rapid improvements you see in your organization - in terms of energy, focus, productivity and yes, happiness.