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The Human Workplace

People-Centred Organizational Development

Gain competitive advantage by taking a people-focused approach to organization development.
EAN: 9780749481223
Edition: 1
Format: 235x156
232 pages

About the book

Companies spend time and effort developing their employees - their most important asset - but they often forget to consider the company structure, culture, environment and processes required to help the newly upskilled individuals thrive. The Human Workplace is a practical guide which shows how this can be achieved by taking a truly people-centric approach to organizational development.

Exploring how people-centred organizations behave and evolve, the book covers how to use design thinking to create optimal organizational structures, how to make a business a community, how to use communication to inform and empower people and how to use technology to allow employees to work more efficiently.

Packed with interviews and case studies from Microsoft, Schneider Electric, CGI, Universal, Lego, SAP, BBC Worldwide and other global companies that have benefited from a people-centred approach, The Human Workplace redefines our view of the organization, its relationship with people and how we interact with it. It is an essential guide for all HR and OD professionals seeking to get the right people in the right places doing the right things at the right time.

About the authors

Andy Swann

As Founder/ CEO of My Amazing Team, Andy Swann works around the world on unique, innovative and impactful innovation projects for some of the planet's largest organizations and biggest brands. Known as an expert on the connection between people, organizations and action, Swann's book The Human Workplace has been described as essential reading for all leaders. Its core message of people-first organizational success has gained attention across the media. The author uses the book as the blueprint for growing My Amazing Team, truly practicing what he preaches.A regular media contributor, Swann is often interviewed on television, radio and podcasts, sharing his views with an outspoken, energetic and relaxed style. He has been featured on the BBC, NBC, ABC, Fox and many others. He also hosts The LifeWork Podcast and recently launched the weekly Give Out But Don't Give Up live show on YouTube.The author splits his time between Atlanta, GA and the UK, and is always working on new projects. When not playing with ideas, he is dedicated to his four children and occasionally finds the time to play drums as loudly as possible.

More about Andy Swann

The principles set out in The Human Workplace are helpful for any company that emphasizes purpose and identity, connection with the company, each other and the community, as well as co-creation and two-way dialogue with employees. This is a helpful guide on how to grow by design.

Mark Levy, Airbnb's first Head of Employee Experience