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pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
31
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, October 24 2014 5:13 PM UTC +00:00

About

What’s The Problem Here? Why are we doing this Kickstarter?

Going to work turns a lot of people into half-dead zombies. How many is a "lot"? Gallup* asked 10 million people, from diverse industries, wage levels, genders, job types, over 10 years about work and found that 71% of the US workforce feels, in our words, "zombified". Really! That’s almost ¾ of the workforce, 112 million people, a third of the US population, 3 out of 4 employees.    

This is what we call "The Zombie Syndrome".

Do YOU have it? 

Do you know or work with anyone who does?

Are you a business owner/leader/employer who has the Zombie Syndrome yourself or see it infecting your staff?

Or do you see the Zombie Syndrome all around you and know we have to do something about it?

This Kickstarter is for all of you. We are raising funds to publish the book that is the resource manual for curing The Zombie Syndrome. We must cure The Zombie Syndrome now - before it's too late, before the half-dead become the UNDEAD!

The Good News

The good news, actually, the wonderful news, is that The Zombie Syndrome is completely curable, the cure is contagious and it makes work-life worth living (remember, work is ONE HALF of your waking life, it is YOUR LIFE).  When you cure The Zombie Syndrome, people actually enjoy work. They find it fulfilling. It makes them healthy. Employers love the cure because it’s great for business, and the health of their companies.

Tell Me More

There are a LOT of causes of The Zombie Syndrome, technically known as Disengaged Employees. 

The cure lies in understanding that humans are complex beings whose health and well-being requirements cannot be met with a “widget” mentality. Humans are intelligent, creative, emotional, spiritual and social beings and they do not perform robotic, repetitive functions without it causing pain and harm. They need respect, care and dignity as a non-negotiable baseline. This is human reality. If jobs are designed that disregard that reality, there is a very high price paid on all sides, by employers and employees. People become sick (mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually and socially) and cease to function well – they become zombified. Employers wonder why people don’t like their job and work isn’t being done the way they want it done. Just for the record, tight authoritarian rule goes against this human reality and is a common cause of The Zombie Syndrome.

The Answer

Simple….but not necessarily easy. Don’t design jobs that disregard human reality. As systems analysts and healthcare professionals, we can tell you unequivocally that this can be done, and is being done by committed employers in all employment sectors. It just requires conscious, thoughtful design. Our book talks all about how to do it. It shows people how to de-zombify themselves. It also discusses how to assess worksites and job requirements, and how to help employers to understand better ways to get the work done. We provide insight to employers on how to redesign the workplace in ways that they will be delighted with because they will get better outcomes from employees who are delightedly working. Evidence abounds. This is not fantasy but cold, hard physical and financial reality. 

Why is this book critically important now?

With the money raised in this Kickstarter, we are going to publish the book to address this EPIDEMIC. There is an old saying: 

Being sick and disengaged at work is so normal (remember, 71% are) that most people do not even know it is a problem, that it should be different. We have to help them see their zombification. And then we have to help them understand how to de-zombify. If we don’t help people get out of zombie-hood, we will never reach the critical mass of people who care enough about their life and their planet to actually act. They deserve to get their life back. We need their help. When people are zombified, they can be numb to the world around them and generally feel “I don’t matter. We don’t matter. My voice doesn’t count anyway….” One of the ways you know people are de-zombified is that they know they matter, and they start to care.

We have got to have an activated population who cares in order to address the crises we face. This book needs to be published, read and acted on NOW.

Pledge to this Kickstarter so we can spread the word that people matter, being alive at work matters and it is great for everyone. 

We’ve given you lots of ways to do so, from $8 for stickers to plaster all over your zombie friends and workplace, $5 for our "Zombies at Work" Spotify playlist, $15 to pre-purchase the book and even the opportunity to assess the zombification state of your workgroup with our assessment. Supporting this Kickstarter is the most impactful pledge you can make today. Thank you for helping us to help people to live vibrant lives.

Project Budget

Manuscript editing and proofing    $5000

Production                                  $14,000

    ·Formatting for print

    ·Digital Conversion

    ·Get ISBN

Cover and interior design              $1000

Total                                           $20,000

Stretch Budget                           $35,000

Stretch Budget would include:

·More and better graphics in the book

·More and better interviews with thought leaders in this field

·Higher quality artistry for cover and interior design

MAKE A PLEDGE NOW AND HELP US PUBLISH THIS CRITICAL BOOK!

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*See Gallup research at: http://www.gallup.com/strategicconsulting/163007/state-american-workplace.aspx

Risks and challenges

1. Time - we get really busy and hard to find the time/attention to push the book to publishing. Overcome this with commitment to the book as top priority.
2. Publishing hurdles - e.g. editing takes longer than anticipated, there are scheduling disconnects, we get lost in the maze as newbies to publishing. Overcome this by partnering with Write By Night, who will guide us through the process.

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    This is the "We Believe In You" pledge. The Triskele Team will send you a virtual hug, an email THANK YOU for being our support team. Please Like Triskele Collaborative on Facebook too!

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    "Zombies at Work" Spotify playlist assembled by our fav DJ, "dj100proof" Jeff Lawrence.

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    Zombies at Work stickers. These are a fun way to show you know there are zombies "here". You might want to wear one to work….!

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    Copy of the eBook "True Health Owners Manual; Zombies No More!" You get the playlist and stickers too, woo-hoo!!

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    Personal Life Vitality Assessment and set your own "I Love My Life!" goals. Yep, stickers and playlist too!

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    A paperback copy of our book.

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    SIGNED paperback copy of our book, sent anywhere in the world! Thanks for your support!

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    Do you HATE the photocopier at work? Now you get revenge.
    Destroy a photocopier! Available in Seattle only, (sorry). We provide the baseball bat and clean up the mess. You get the fun of revenge at last.

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    Take our online work-group health assessment, get data on your shared level of zombie-hood and learn how to take your group to its next level of health, vitality and performance. Your work-group may want to do this as a shared pledge! Pledge is for up to 20 people. More than 20, add $10 per person to the pledge amount. Max of 250 people. Expect to be contacted in November to book a date that works for your people.

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    Kim will come to your work site and facilitate a health, vitality and performance generation experience. [Note: if you are outside Seattle, we require airfare and accommodation costs added.] Expect to be contacted in November to book a date that works for you.

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    The Triskele Team will come to your worksite and perform a 360 degree workplace ecosystem assessment and deliver a report of top opportunities to become your happiest, most vital and top performing selves. [Note: if you are outside Seattle, we require airfare and accommodation costs added.] Expect to be contacted in November to book a date that works for you.

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