Why Work Sucks And How To Fix It

Author: Cali Ressler
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440639456
Size: 10,77 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Do you hate cramming all of your errands into the weekend? Do you resent having to beg permission to watch your kid’s weekday soccer game? Are you tired of seeing people who aren’t very good at their jobs get promoted because they arrive early and stay late? There’s got to be a better way—and there is! Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson show that everyone benefits when we change the focus from hours to outcomes. It’s just that our traditional definition of work—Monday through Friday, nine to five—doesn’t make sense in the always-on global economy. So, Ressler and Thompson created the Results-Only Work Environment. In a ROWE, you control when, where, and how long you work. As long as you meet your objectives, the way you spend your time is entirely up to you. Suddenly, work isn’t a place you go, it’s a thing you do. In a ROWE, there are no mandatory meetings or fixed schedules. You stop doing any activity that wastes time, and no one criticizes you for “leaving early” or “coming in late.” If you do your best work at midnight or on Sundays, go for it! ROWE sounds like a fantasy, but Ressler and Thompson have already made it a reality at Best Buy, a Fortune 100 company. They have proven that ROWE not only makes employees happier but also delivers better results. And now the authors are helping companies implement ROWE nationwide. Infused with passion and common sense, Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It will change the way you think about your job, your company, and your quality of life. Read it and join the revolution!

Why Work Sucks And How To Fix It The Results Only Revolution

Author: Cali Ressler
Size: 13,80 MB
Format: PDF
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Imagine a workplace where employees can do whatever they want whenever they want, as long as the work gets done. No more pointless meetings, racing to get in at 9:00, or begging for permission to watch your kid play soccer. You make the decisions about what you do and where you do it. It sounds like a fantasy, but Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson are leading a movement to make it a reality at companies around the country. They show how a Results-Only Work Environment not only makes employees happier, but also delivers better results. Filled with passion and common sense, their book will change the way you think about your job, your company, and your quality of life. Review "If you work, you need this book! Cali and Jody share the secrets of the most radical workplace experiment the Fortune 500 have ever seen. Want 35% greater productivity while going to the movies on a Wednesday afternoon or taking Fridays off? Make the switch from hours to outcomes." -Timothy Ferriss, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek "ROWE is a chance for everyone to learn a better way to work. It encourages people to contribute rather than just show up and grind out their days." -Brad Anderson, CEO, Best Buy (from the Foreword) "Now, this changes everything. Buy this book. Act on what you read." -Cindy Froggatt, author of Work Naked "This is like TiVo for your work." -BusinessWeek "It is a fundamental shift away from 'face time' or 'chair time' to just one consideration: Did the employee get the job done?" -Minneapolis Star-Tribune "The freedom, employees say, is changing their lives. They don't know if they work fewer hours-they've stopped counting-but they are more productive." -Time "A remarkably persuasive and mind-bending book. Family-friendly, too." -Joan Blades, cofounder MomsRising.org and Moveon.org About the Author Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson are the founders of CultureRx, a company that promotes their belief that there is a better way to work. They met at best buy, where they first created the Results-Only Work Environment.

Why Managing Sucks And How To Fix It

Author: Jody Thompson
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118559282
Size: 14,73 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 171

Change the way you think about work (and life) by focusing onresults—and only results Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It shows how theResults-Only Work Environment (ROWE) mindset can make you or yourorganization more entrepreneurial, more connected with the broadertrends in your industry, and more willing to take smart risks. Itexplains how to set clear expectations and focus on the endpoint asopposed to managing the process that gets you there. With eyes seton getting rid of distractions, long meetings, and unnecessaryupdates, this book offers quick, everyday strategies to experiencehuge increases in productivity (without adding resources) anddramatic drops in turnover. Authors Ressler and Thompson began their work together at BestBuy where they are credited with revolutionizing the workplace Reframes thinking away from counting on general availability(Where's Bob?) to creating clear expectations (Does Bob knowexactly what's expected of him?) Explains how to reduce the number of meetings while increasingtheir quality Shows how to eliminate scheduled events in order to increasecritical thinking and improve communication ROWE is a bold, cultural transformation that permeates theattitudes and operating style of an entire workplace, leveling theplaying field and giving people complete autonomy—to managetheir measurable results using adult common sense.

This Is Not How I Thought It Would Be

Author: Kristin Maschka
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101148640
Size: 12,40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An important look at motherhood and family dynamics in the 21st century?by the national spokesperson of Mothers & More. Kristin Maschka, past president of Mothers & More, a national organization with more than 140 chapters across the country, shines a spotlight on the complex issues mothers face?at work, in their homes, their lives, and with their partners? and shows how the hidden assumptions that society, the media, public policy, and women themselves hold about motherhood can sabotage a mother?s happiness. Maschka weaves together her own story, anecdotes from mothers all over the country, and a deep knowledge of history and society to offer mothers a comforting, often funny read that helps them see themselves and the world around them in a whole new way. At the same time she provides specific actions women can take today to remodel motherhood to live the lives they always thought they would.

Sleeping With Your Smartphone

Author: Leslie A. Perlow
Editor: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422144062
Size: 16,93 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Does it have to be this way? Can’t resist checking your smartphone or mobile device? Sure, all this connectivity keeps you in touch with your team and the office—but at what cost? In Sleeping with Your Smartphone, Harvard Business School professor Leslie Perlow reveals how you can disconnect and become more productive in the process. In fact, she shows that you can devote more time to your personal life and accomplish more at work. The good news is that this doesn’t require a grand organizational makeover or buy-in from the CEO. All it takes is collaboration between you and your team—working together and making small, doable changes. What started as an experiment with a six-person team at The Boston Consulting Group—one of the world’s elite management consulting firms—triggered a global initiative that eventually spanned more than nine hundred BCG teams in thirty countries across five continents. These teams confronted their nonstop workweeks and changed the way they worked, becoming more efficient and effective. The result? Employees were more satisfied with their work-life balance and with their work in general. And the firm was better able to recruit and retain employees. Clients also benefited—often in unexpected ways. In this engaging book, Perlow takes you inside BCG to witness the challenges and benefits of disconnecting. She provides a step-by-step guide to introducing change on your team—by establishing a collective goal, encouraging open dialogue, ensuring leadership support—and then spreading change to the rest of your firm. If you and your colleagues are grappling with the “always on” problem, it’s time to disconnect—and start reading.


Author: Oliver Burkeman
Editor: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857860402
Size: 20,32 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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How do you solve the problem of human happiness? It’s a subject that has occupied some of the greatest philosophers of all time, from Aristotle to Paul McKenna – but how do we sort the good ideas from the terrible ones? Over the past few years, Oliver Burkeman has travelled to some of the strangest outposts of the ‘happiness industry’ in an attempt to find out. In Help!, the first collection of his popular Guardian columns, Burkeman presents his findings. It’s a witty and thought-provoking exploration that punctures many of self-help’s most common myths, while also offering clear-headed, practical and of ten counter-intuitive advice on a range of topics from stress, procrastination and insomnia to wealth, laughter, time management and creativity. It doesn’t claim to have solved the problem of human happiness. But it might just bring us one step closer.

Seeing Red Cars

Author: Laura Goodrich
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1605097292
Size: 11,14 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Surely you’ve experienced something like this: you buy a red car, and suddenly red cars appear everywhere. Why? Because you’re focusing on red cars—and you get more of whatever you focus on. But much of the time, consciously and unconsciously, we dwell on what we don’t want, and that’s what we get. Drawing on the latest scientific research, Laura Goodrich shows you how to stop fixating on negatives and rewire your brain to focus on positive outcomes. Unique and practical exercises—including a free online toolkit—and dozens of enlightening real-life stories help you identify what you truly want so that it drives everything you do. And Goodrich shows how Seeing Red Cars can build organizational cultures in which employees are playing to their passions and strengths, focusing on what they want, and achieving breakthrough results.

The Contrarian Effect

Author: Michael Port
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470435232
Size: 13,59 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Take the traditional sales model, which is outdated and needs a serious makeover, and turn it on its head by applying the advice in The Contrarian Effect: Why It Pays (Big) to Take Typical Sales Advice and Do the Opposite. Find an entirely sound approach to building better client relationships and closing more sales by doing the exact opposite that conventional sales advice dictates. Re-examine the most well-worn sales tactics in the business and discover specific and actionable strategies and principles that will help you close more sales today.

The Way We Re Working Isn T Working

Author: Tony Schwartz
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857200496
Size: 17,37 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is the paperback edition of 'The Way We're Working Isn't Working'. Through his years of intensive work consulting to companies including Procter & Gamble, Sony, Toyota, Microsoft, Ford and Ernst & Young, with his firm The Energy Project, Schwartz has developed a powerful program for changing the way we are working that greatly boosts our engagement and our satisfication with our work and increases our performance. In this book he marshalls a wide range of powerful evidence from business research and psychology that shows that the current model of work is not only not optimal, it is specfically counter-productive because it saps us of our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy. In order for us to perform at our best, we must make a set of key changes in our work lives -- and in order to develop the full potential of their work force, our managers and companies must institute changes that will provide us with the regular physical renewal, emotional reward, mental focus and stimulation; and sense of purpose and significance that we need.

Normal Sucks

Author: Jonathan Mooney
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1250190177
Size: 10,86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 433

Confessional and often hilarious, in Normal Sucks a neuro-diverse writer, advocate, and father meditates on his life, offering the radical message that we should stop trying to fix people and start empowering them to succeed Jonathan Mooney blends anecdote, expertise, and memoir to present a new mode of thinking about how we live and learn—individually, uniquely, and with advantages and upshots to every type of brain and body. As a neuro-diverse kid diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD who didn't learn to read until he was twelve, the realization that that he wasn’t the problem—the system and the concept of normal were—saved Mooney’s life and fundamentally changed his outlook. Here he explores the toll that being not normal takes on kids and adults when they’re trapped in environments that label them, shame them, and tell them, even in subtle ways, that they are the problem. But, he argues, if we can reorient the ways in which we think about diversity, abilities, and disabilities, we can start a revolution. A highly sought after public speaker, Mooney has been inspiring audiences with his story and his message for nearly two decades. Now he’s ready to share what he’s learned from parents, educators, researchers, and kids in a book that is as much a survival guide as it is a call to action. Whip-smart, insightful, and utterly inspiring—and movingly framed as a letter to his own young sons, as they work to find their ways in the world—this book will upend what we call normal and empower us all.