Happy Working Resource Hub

Happy Melly is a collection of people hands-on resources to help you learn how to be happy at work and to empower you to help others achieve job satisfaction.  The Happy Melly blog is where our Funders, Supporters and an occasional guest sound off on this topic. It’s filled with work-life balance tips, small business resources, how to motivate employees and find out what makes people happy, and how social entrepreneurship is allowing people finally to say “I Love My Job!” 

Three steps to discover the core values driving our company culture

Our Happy Melly team (which currently takes care of both the Management 3.0 and the other Happy Melly brands) had a fascinating series of discussions recently. We talked about our core values, and we made some important decisions! Like an infant not being aware of its personality, a startup cannot properly articulate its culture and […]

Meddlers: Gamifying organizational structure and design

Meddlers: Gamifying organizational structure and design

Following your feedback on the blogpost below, we have updated the Meddlers Game and you can purchase your own copy here or download, print and cut it out one here! One of the popular exercises of the Management 3.0 workshops is the Meddlers Game which facilitates discussions around organizational structure and organizational design. The exercise […]

Are you living a purposeful life?

Are you living a purposeful life?

Our founder Jurgen Appelo is kicking off Happy Melly’s Weekly Happiness Challenge. Each week we are going to offer a topic and a challenge, of course all dedicated to happiness at work. With that challenge will come a thought leadership blogpost, loads of related content shared on our social networks and exclusive Slack channel, a […]

Jurgen Appelo on why there’s no such thing as a teal organization

Jurgen Appelo on why there’s no such thing as a teal organization

I am slowly delegating the production of our Management 3.0 workshop materials, which is not easy for me. I am quite territorial in my attitude toward our creative products, and the workshop modules have always been my territory. I am a dictator in that area. It is the main reason why people rate our Management […]

The next generation Management 3.0 courseware

The next generation Management 3.0 courseware

The original Management 3.0 courseware materials are five years old. Since then, hundreds of successful workshops have been organized by many licensed facilitators worldwide. But with the growth of the Management 3.0 community, we must also keep evolving our content! As transparency is part of our organizational culture, I wanted to share my plans for diversifying […]

Scaling at Happy Melly

Scaling at Happy Melly

Let me tell you how we’re trying to scale our Happy Melly One team. I delegate more and more work to my team members. This was relatively straightforward when we were just seven people. The team had two weekly calls about our Management 3.0 and Happy Melly brands and business models, and they could easily […]

Want to be happy at work? Join the Happiness Revolution

Newsflash: “Sharp drop-off in worker happiness. Half of Americans hate their jobs.” That Fast Company statistic is old news, but it’s still a fact today. Many people do hate their jobs. And for many reasons: They don’t feel valued or appreciated for the work they do. They don’t respect the mission or methods of the […]

Who Says Life Is Fair? Stop complaining and innovate already!

Who Says Life Is Fair? Stop complaining and innovate already!

“But it is unfair!” the man from a German car manufacturer said to me. “Those new companies who are getting into the car business.” (He meant Google, Apple, Tesla… Wikispeed.) “They don’t have all these legacy systems that we have to maintain.” Indeed, I thought, and what exactly is the problem? Start a new company, if […]

The Myth of Work-Life Balance

The Myth of Work-Life Balance

Repeat after me: “I love my work.” Go ahead! Do it right now: “I love my work.” No? Does that make you feel uncomfortable? When you do your work not for the money but because you love it, will your boss stop paying you? The famous hierarchy of needs, created by psychologist Abraham Maslow, suggests that, […]

The Network Effect

The Network Effect

At Happy Melly we made a mistake. Let me explain. A Happy Melly Goal For two years, whilst running experiments with our little business called Happy Melly, we noticed that the single most-asked question we received was, “How can I get involved in Happy Melly?” People found it inspiring what we were doing, but also […]

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