Corporate Celebration: Play, Purpose, and Profit at Work

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 1998 - Business & Economics - 230 pages
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Celebration is an important factor in many of the major issues in today's business environment - leadership, profit, purpose, community, team building, and more.'Corporate Celebration' clearly links celebration and fun to the financial bottom line and provides a practical guide to planning and implementing meaningful celebrations in all types of organizations.Deal and Key first distill what we know about the role that ritual and ceremony play in human organizations and offer examples from multiple sectors and companies.Next, they examine a wide variety of situations where ritual and ceremony play a vital role - including recognition, triumphs, tragedies, transitions, product launches, and community outreach efforts.They detail the psychological benefits of seven types of celebrations - cyclical celebrations, recognition ceremonies, celebrations of triumph, rituals of comfort and letting go, succession rites, altruistic celebration, and play.
 

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Contents

FORMS AND USES OF CELEBRATION
33
PART Ill FUNDAMENTALS OF FUN
123
References
213
About the Authors
219
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About the author (1998)

Deal is a specialist in the study of organizations and teaches at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University.

Key is a licensed clinical-community psychologist who has taught at Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee. She currently heads an organizational consulting firm, Key Associates.

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