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Level-up Engineering - Coding Sans EPISODE 32, 25th November 2020
Managing for Happiness: Tips to Run a Productive Engineering Team
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Managing for Happiness: Tips to Run a Productive Engineering Team

Interview with Jurgen Appelo, leadership speaker, writer and entrepreneur. He is an expert on the topic of managing teams to maximize happiness, which heavily bolsters productivity. Learn his tips, tricks and strategies in making it happen, and make your own team happier so you all win.

In this interview we're covering:

  • Connection between happiness and performance
  • Prerequisites for high performance
  • Create a company culture based on experimentation
  • Methods for managers to learn their team's needs
  • Surveys and measuring team happiness
  • The process to build a management system for happiness
  • Signs of a happy team
  • Methods to engage employees to take action for their happiness

Excerpt from the interview:

"There isn’t one process to manage for happiness.

The best way is to think outside the box and to do the things you enjoy and others might enjoy as well. Here are some examples of what I did as an engineering manager:

  1. I invited people for dinner at my house and surprised them with the fact that we would cook together.
  2. I put a bell in the office..."

Click here to read the full interview!