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!” 

How to launch a product in seven days

How to launch a product in seven days

It’s 6am and the alarm goes off. Last night was fun, we were talking about saving the world — in our own modest way — and came up with some great ideas for creating a happier meeting facilitation approach that helps the team feel closer to each other, gain greater job satisfaction and finally end […]

Scrum for Managers: explained by the authors

Scrum for Managers: explained by the authors

Last week we proudly presented the newest edition to the Happy Melly Express publication list, Scrum for Managers. The book is the result of seven years of dedicated work and research, by co-authors Rini van Solingen and Rob van Lanen. Rini and Rob have helped over 40 companies, successfully overcome the hurdles, so often associated […]

Agile and the Scrum Methodology for Managers

Agile and the Scrum Methodology for Managers

We’ve all failed at some point to sell agile or the scrum methodology to our managers. They weren’t interested, or we couldn’t show them how scrum would make their lives easier or better. Why did we fail to sell agile or scrum to our managers? Or any other improvement idea for that matter? Did we forget […]

Celebrating Management 3.0 #Workout with cake

Celebrating Management 3.0 #Workout with cake

Last Monday was the celebration of Management 3.0 #Workout, the new book by Jurgen Appelo. Wait, Melly, did you say celebration and not presentation? Yes I did. Because although the book has been available for a while, Jurgen’s book tour has only finished this week. And after a lot of hard work there’s nothing that keeps […]

Learning 3.0, A Revolution in Learning

Learning 3.0, A Revolution in Learning

At Happy Melly we are always talking about better management and happy workers. It’s all about getting the best out of people. That starts with better ways of teaching. Or, to be more precise, better ways of learning. I wrote about my friends Robie and Alexandre and what they are working on before. When I […]

Happy Melly Explained in 5 Management 3.0 #Workout Quotes

Happy Melly Explained in 5 Management 3.0 #Workout Quotes

As you all know; there’s a new book out there called Management 3.0 #Workout. Recently Jurgen wrote about the 35 best quotes from the book. They are the best for a reason; every single one of them is great (and/or funny). Still, I’d like to take a closer look at some of them and illustrate […]

Invitation to the Book Celebration of Management 3.0 #Workout

Invitation to the Book Celebration of Management 3.0 #Workout

By now all the different editions of Jurgen’s new book Management 3.0 #Workout, easily the most colorful and practical management book in the world, are finished. And although writing a book is great fun, Jurgen told me that nothing beats finishing a book! Actually, he thought it would be worth a little celebration and of course, I agree. […]

Do Virtual Teams Have More Conflicts?

Do Virtual Teams Have More Conflicts?

Happy Melly is a worldwide network of businesses and we always like to work with the best. If you’re committed to our purpose, you can even live on Antarctica for all we care. (Or Honolulu of course) As you can imagine, we do a lot of our communications virtually. Skype calls, Hangouts, and Slack are […]

The Future Employee in 7 Principles

The Future Employee in 7 Principles

The future is a great thing. We will celebrate our holidays on Mars, there will be a pill that instantly cures hangovers and we will all live to be a 120. Oh, and we will still have to work. But what will we look like as employees? (I won’t be an employee of course, but […]

Content Marketer Wanted for Happy Melly One

Content Marketer Wanted for Happy Melly One

Happy Melly One is growing and that means we need some help. And since our purpose as a business is ‘the pursuit of happiness of workers’, we are trying to do our part. At Happy Melly we think a static job description is perfect for dinosaurs (T-Rex: deadly, flesh-eating chicken avant la lettre) but not […]

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