Book Reviews, Books

The Vibrant Workplace by Paul E. White, Gary Chapman


Rating: 4/5


It happens all the time: a leader reads a book or goes to a conference and learns great new ideas for their organization. But when they try to implement changes, nothing budges. Why?

It’s because work cultures are deeply rooted. Paul White knows this, and it’s why he wrote The Resilient Workplace: to give workplace leaders a thorough understanding of the most common obstaclesto change, plus the skills to overcome them.

Pairing real-life examples with professional advice and research, White offers a guide to uprooting negativity and cultivating authentic appreciation and resiliency in the workplace. Readers will learn how to:

Assess what negativity is costing their company Address the deeper issues under unhealthy dynamics Make authentic appreciation the cornerstone of work culture Apply the five languages of appreciation strategically Bring out the best in their employees and teams and more. Any workplace can be healthy. It just takes knowledge of the issues and skills to navigate them, which is exactly what this book provides. Readers will be equipped to successfully overhaul their workplace environment and infuse it with authentic appreciation.



“Why is there such a theme of despair in most workplaces?”

This was a very informative read with so many interesting and thought-provoking notions. The illustrations were also quite a pleasant touch. As I flipped through the pages, I found myself faced with the most frequently voiced concerns and questions asked by real people in real workplaces which made the whole experience a lot more authentic, to say the least.

I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a source of motivation to turn their despair into positivity and therefore have a more enjoyable work experience in a more vibrant workplace!

I would like to thank the Publishers, NetGalley, Paul E. White, and Gary Chapman for sending me an advanced copy of this authentic book.


Goodreads link: The Vibrant Workplace

Amazon link: The Vibrant Workplace


2 thoughts on “The Vibrant Workplace by Paul E. White, Gary Chapman”

  1. For some reason this makes me think of Perrow’s classic NORMAL ACCIDENTS. If you view a workplace as a closed complex system, it makes sense that it would be resistant to change. Plus, you know, humans. 😉

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