When Work is Good

What it Means, Why it Drives Results, How You Can Build a Workplace People Love

This latest title represents years of author Moe Carrick’s knowledge distilled into its most accessible form. What’s real in owning or running a business?

  • How are leaders and business owners supposed to balance the needs of the organization with the needs of the people who work there?
  • How are we supposed to tend to the millions of things demanding attention without incurring the costs of burnout and overwhelm?
  • Understanding the “why” of employee thriving is easier than figuring out the “how.” What are the fundamental components of work that is good for people and gets results?
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I've spent the last 30 years of my professional career asking and answering questions like these.

“I’ve worked with Fortune 100 companies, mom and pop shops, and nearly every  imaginable type of organization in between. I’ve made a study of what works and what doesn’t, drawing on research in the fields of organizational development, organization science, leadership, team health, courage, and more.”

In this book, you'll learn:

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When Work is Good  is the manual you never knew you needed.
When People Thrive at Work, Businesses Flourish

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When Work Is Good

What it Means, Why it Drives Results, How You Can Build a Workplace People Love.

In a world where organizations strive for greatness, the people within them hold the key to success. Despite numerous studies, books, and training programs, leaders continue to struggle with unlocking the full potential of their workforce, resulting in low employee engagement, high turnover, burnout, and toxic cultures. 

It is evident that a transformation is needed to make work truly good for people.

People Make Organizations Great and When They Thrive at Work, Everyone Wins

Carrick explores three core elements essential to building a workplace that fosters love and commitment: investing in leaders who prioritize the well-being of their employees, cultivating a conscious and brave culture, and empowering teams that genuinely care for each other.

Divided into several parts, the book delves into critical aspects of cultivating a thriving workplace. Part I exposes the flaws in traditional workplace practices, while Part II introduces the concept of “bravespace” as a healthier alternative. Part III stresses the importance of investing in leaders who prioritize employee well-being, and Part IV outlines strategies for building a conscious and brave organizational culture. Part V focuses on nurturing teams that genuinely care for each other, and Part VI tackles the challenges of AI integration and profit-sharing.

About the Author

Moe Carrick believes that people can and should thrive at work, and that when they do, organizations succeed.

With over 30 years of work in organizations on issues of partnership, leadership, inclusion, strategy and culture, Moe drives home that rigorous self-awareness, courage, honest dialogue, active involvement, and empathy are fundamentals to building full partnerships based on trust and curiosity.

Moe is Founder of Moementum, Inc. and holds a Master’s Degree in OD, working with companies in all sectors to grow healthy cultures and leaders who are good for people. 

What Readers Are Saying

"This book deserves space on your bookshelf. When Work is Good is a must-read for leaders, HR professionals, and employees alike. You’ll take away from this book valuable lessons on the transformative power of recognizing and harnessing the potential of people within any organization."
Marissa Bishop
"We would have a happier and more fulfilled society if this was required reading (and enacting) for every business owner or CEO."
Daniela Papi-Thornton
CEO, Systems-led Leadership
"When Work is Good offers practical tools and necessary inspiration for leaders to create an environment where their people can thrive, be joyful, and feel that their opinions and contributions matter."
Marc Hoffman
Partner, A.T. Kearney
"We all know it: people are what make companies great and Carrick breaks right through the bull to get real with what it takes to make every workplace a bravespace. If you want your people to bring their best every day - read this book now!"
Marshall Goldsmith
#1 New York Times bestselling author of Triggers, MOJO, and What Got You Here Won't Get You There.

All Titles

Being equal parts pragmatic and provocative, Moe Carrick engages readers and audiences on the so-called “soft stuff” that really matters: people, culture, leading, team health, work fit and business as a force for good.

When Work is Good

Moe Carrick

This book invites leaders to embrace a new era of human-centered work environments where individuals thrive, connections flourish, and organizations achieve unparalleled success.

Fit Matters: How to Love Your Job

Moe Carrick & Cammie Dunaway

This practical guide for job hunters or employees at any career stage offers useful advice, tools, and exercises to help you find the job you’ll love.

Bravespace Workplace: Making Your Company Fit for Human Life

Moe Carrick

Bravespace Workplace offers a clearly imagined future for organizations in which the people who work there grow, connect, and thrive. 

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