The Energized Workplace

Designing Organizations Where People Flourish, By Perry Timms

Redesign your organizational structure and processes to boost employee productivity and wellbeing, reduce stress and staff burnout and improve company performance.


Key Features at a Glance

  • Explains why traditional organizational structures and processes are holding employees and businesses back and how to redesign them to allow both people and the business to reach their full potential
  • Shows how technological advances that mean staff are connected to work in their evenings, weekends and on holiday are having a direct impact on employee wellbeing and how to tackle this
  • Includes international case studies from companies including Brewdog, Wegmans, CyberClick and Mind Valley

About the Book

Productivity is flatlining, employee wellbeing is at an all-time low and stress at an all-time high. Mental health issues are now the biggest single disability affecting the UK and are estimated to cost the economy £105bn each year. Traditional company design, structures and processes are making these issues worse and leading to unprecedented levels of staff burnout. This not only impacts individual employees, there is also a detrimental effect on overall company performance when employees can’t perform to their full potential. It is the responsibility of Organizational Development and HR professionals to address these issues urgently and redesign work to allow people to flourish and businesses to thrive. Full of practical advice, tips and tools, The Energized Workplace provides a blueprint for how practitioners can redesign their organizations to support employees and ensure the business outperforms the competition.

It covers everything from why existing structures are causing business output to decline, why traditional processes are holding organizations back and what the consequences of not addressing these design issues will mean for business including increased staff turnover, a rise in employee absence and a decline in company profits. Including case studies from organizations across a range of sectors who have successfully put people at the heart of their workplace design such as CyberClick, Mind Valley, Brewdog and Wegmans and with specific guidance on designing for five generations working side by side, across different countries and on separate time zones, The Energized Workplace will help OD and HR professionals confidently tackle the organizational issues putting their company success and employee health and happiness in jeopardy. This book is essential reading for practitioners needing to deal with the wellbeing crisis and productivity puzzle in the new world of work.

About the Author

Perry Timms is a renowned blogger and global speaker on the transformative power of HR professionals. Perry is a 2-time TEDx speaker, was named on the HR Most Influential Thinkers list 3 years running and is a LinkedIn Learning Instructor. A seasoned author, Perry’s first book, Transformational HR, was an Amazon.com Top 30 HR seller shortly after its release and made Book Authority’s Top 100 Strategy books of all time.  Founder and Chief Energy Officer of People and Transformational HR Ltd, Perry is also a registered MCIPD, FRSA, and WorldBlue certified coach. In the realm of academia, Perry is a visiting fellow at Sheffield Hallam University Business School, Cranfield School of Management, the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), Hult International Business Scool, Ashridge Executive Education.

Contents Overview

  • Chapter – 00: Introduction;
  • Chapter – 01: 2050 voyaging;
  • Chapter – 02: 20th-century design flaws;
  • Chapter – 03: 80/20 variances;
  • Chapter – 04: 1/20 or a 20 per cent probability;
  • Chapter – 05: The 5 x 20 life and the redesign of age;
  • Chapter – 06: 20:20 vision;
  • Chapter – 07: The 20 misuses of energy in the workplace;
  • Chapter – 08: The 2020 list of energized workplaces;
  • Chapter – 09: 20 minutes per day to energize yourself;
  • Chapter – 10: Tools for the next 20 years;