Just finished FISH! by Stephen C. Lunding, Harry Paul, and John Christensen (see sidebar). One of my staff had read it and wanted our office to work with it. Good book. Written as a story and presented in a simple manner, but the principles fit with the findings of the Positive Organizational Studies folks at Michigan. Those principles are:
*Choose your attitude.
*Make their day.
Not bad. Although it may sound simplistic, a conscious focus on positives, improvement, enjoyment, and high-quality connections with co-workers and customers can not only make work more enjoyable AND more productive, it can actually make folks healthier. For a more scholarly and more in depth look at some of the same issues, see Energize Your Workplace: How to Create and Sustain High Quality Connections at Work by Jane Dutton