Bravespace Workplace (Paperback)
Making Your Company Fit for Human Life
Maven House Press, 9781938548437, 264pp.
Publication Date: May 21, 2019
List Price: 19.95*
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People are what make companies great. Good leaders know this, and spend time, effort, and money taking care of the people who work for them so that their business results are phenomenal. So why is it that so many people are still miserable at work. Experts around the world offer countless ideas and techniques and training for elevating the joy (and performance) of workers. And still we fail. Things must change. Using potent examples from 35 years of working inside and outside of organizations as they strive to be people centered, bestselling author and consultant/coach Moe Carrick offers a fresh, honest, and direct roadmap for leaders everywhere who seek to make their workplace fit for human life. Bravespace Workplace shows us the unadulterated truth of what it takes to make companies bring out the absolute best in human beings, despite our messy, imperfect, needy, demanding, and complex habits, needs and issues. The book shows how leaders need to focus on six interdependent levers of their day-to-day work (culture, leadership, team, meaning, design, and partnership with machines) to materially enliven and lift the humanity and the performance of everyone who works for them - which is a win-win for both employee and employer. Bravespace Workplace offers a clearly imagined future for organizations in which the people who work there grow, connect, and thrive. Carrick holds a potent point of view about the unarguable aspects of actually creating a workplace for people, not machines. The book is for leaders in all organizations, at every level, as well as people development, HR, OD, coaches, and consultants who advise others about organizational culture, leadership, structures, and teams.
About the Author
Mom, daughter, gardener, wife, ex-wife, adventurer, entrepreneur, and consultant, Moe Carrick believes that people make organizations great. Companies large and small are routinely brought to their knees by the "soft stuff" of people problems - as anyone knows who has tried, this work is hard. As a facilitator, protagonist, consultant, entrepreneur, author, employer, and relentless optimist, Moe believes that people can and should thrive at work, and that when they do, organizations succeed. With over 30 years of work in organizations on issues of partnership, leadership, inclusion, strategy and culture, Moe believes that rigorous self-awareness, courage, honest dialogue, active involvement, and empathy are fundamentals to building full partnerships based on trust and curiosity. As a white, U.S.-born, heterosexual woman, Moe strives to use her privilege with grace to surface assumptions that interfere with teams and to explore systemic patterns. Moe holds a master's degree in organizational development, is a Certified Daring Way(TM)/Dare to Lead(TM) Facilitator, a coach, and an administrator of a variety of tools in her trade. She is also a senior consultant with White Men as Full Diversity Partners (WMFDP), the market leader in including white men in the critical conversations required to sustain truly inclusive cultures. Moe is passionate about the role work plays in creating meaning for our lives and in the role business can play as a force for good. She is a regular blogger on topics related to people at work and is a contributor to Conscious Company magazine. Maven House Press released her first book, the bestseller Fit Matters: How to Love Your Job, with co-author Cammie Dunaway, in 2017. Her second book, Bravespace Workplace: Making Your Company Fit for Human Life, releases in June 2019.