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New Book Provides Keys to Hiring and Retaining Talent

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Fun at Work book cover.With the labor shortage crisis still stubbornly hanging on even as the pandemic is waning, organizations in the meetings and events industry and beyond need to think differently to attract and retain talent.

Frequent Meetings Today contributor Scott Steinberg, a futurist, author and speaker, teamed up with Professors at Play co-founder David Thomas to publish Fun at Work, which promises to reveal how to “reimagine the future of work, boost creativity, unleash innovation and build more diverse and uplifting workplaces by using the transformative power of play.” 

“As meeting and event profs the world over are quickly discovering, the future of work is already here—and the shape of tomorrow’s workplace will look radically different than today’s,” Steinberg said. “Likewise, it’s important to remember that flexibility is the essence of future-proofing, and skills like creativity, innovation and resourcefulness will only become more important to practice in an increasingly uncertain world going forward. The more you create a welcoming, inviting and inclusive workplace where teamwork is prized, trust reigns and individuality is valued—and, of course, where employees are encouraged to think like owners and entrepreneurs—not only the more compelling a workspace that you’ll create, but the better equipped that you’ll be going forward.”

Highlights of the book include how to:

  • Lead, inspire and motivate a next-generation workforce.
  • Unlock creativity and innovation in your business.
  • Build an award-winning workplace and working model.
  • Recruit and retain tomorrow’s leaders.
  • Adapt to ongoing change and disruption.
  • Reimagine the shape of corporate culture.
  • Craft winning HR strategies and solutions.

“In Fun at Work, we demonstrate how to reimagine the shape of your workforce, workspace and working model in engaging and creative ways that can better inspire and motivate employees to give their best every day,” Steinberg said. “In addition, we also explain how individuals working in fast-paced fields such as meetings and events can train their teams to be more creative, innovative and resilient in the face of unexpected events and inevitable hiccups.”

Fun at Work ($17.99, BLUEPRINT) is available at
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Tyler Davidson has covered the travel trade for nearly 30 years. In his current role with Meetings Today, Tyler leads the editorial team on its mission to provide the best meetings content in the industry.