Why Work Isn t Working Anymore

Why Work Isn t Working Anymore

Zelinski , E. , " The Joy Of Not Working , " ( Berkeley , CA .: Ten Speed Press ) 1997 , pp . 65 , 127 , 137. And , even when managers take vacation today , they don't take much and they are rarely untethered from their offices .

Author: Jim Karger

Publisher: PageFree Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1589612582

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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Less than half of all employees today are satisfied with their jobs. After years of meager raises and mass layoffs, employees do not believe employers care about them beyond their utility as human resources. Corporate America has done little to reverse the precipitous decline in employee morale. Most companies deny it exists in their own organizations. Others have tried to improve morale with fancy mission statements, renominating employees as team-members, making less look like more, and balancing work and life, as if those were two different experiences. None of these solutions have been effective. In this fascinating, well-researched book, two experienced labor lawyers reveal why work isn't working anymore for most employees, how and why companies have failed to reverse the decline in employee satisfaction and workplace happiness by relegating the entire workplace experience to economics, and how managers and supervisors can make a positive difference by creating meaningful relationships with their employees using the authors' Credible Connections relationship-based management model.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Seven Levels of Intimacy

The Seven Levels of Intimacy

The Art of Loving and the Joy of Being Loved Matthew Kelly ... WORKING. IN. YOUR. LIFE? What's. not working in your life? It's one of the questions I start with during the opening sessions of my seminars and retreats.

Author: Matthew Kelly

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743265119

Category: Religion

Page: 289

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A spiritual guide to relationships offers a unique approach that leads to self-acceptance and learning how to accept and trust others, and reveals a seven-level process that creates strong bonds, deep contentment, and lasting connections.
Categories: Religion

The Joy of Work

The Joy of Work

has a measurably adverse impact on our ability to do our best work.17 Barbara Fredrickson's view is that positive affect not only offers immediate benefits, it's something that builds momentum, creating what amounts to a virtuous spiral ...

Author: Bruce Daisley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473560734

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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__________________________ ‘Bruce Daisley is on a mission to change the world of work.’ The Times __________________________ From the creator of hit podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat comes a revolutionary re-envisioning of how to enjoy your job. Do you want to get more done, feel less stressed and love your job again? Sometimes having a job can feel like hard work. But between Monk Mode mornings, silent meetings and crisp Thursdays, the solutions are at your fingertips. Bruce Daisley knows a thing or two about the workplace. In the course of a career that has taken him from some of the world’s biggest media companies to Twitter, via Google and YouTube, he has become a leading expert on how we work now. And in his hugely popular podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat, he has explored ways to fix it. Now he shares 30 brilliant – and refreshingly simple – tips on how to make your job more productive, more rewarding – and much, much more enjoyable. ‘With just 30 changes, you can transform your work experience from bland and boring (or worse) to fulfilling, fun, and even joyful.’ Daniel Pink, author of When and Drive __________________________ "This is a warm, wise and funny book which provides a terrific summary of some of the science - and stories - behind what makes work a positive part of people’s lives. From the importance of lunch to the value of laughter, this book gives witty and practical advice. I loved it and I’ve already started changing some of the things I do at work, as a result!" - Professor Sophie Scott "Don't quit yet! In this book, Bruce shares remarkable advice that may well have you laughing while you work and truly loving your job." - Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder “Bruce Daisley’s The Joy of Work is a joy to read. It translates the best of workplace psychology research into practical ways of establishing creative and liveable cultures at work—a must read for all of us 9-5ers!” - Professor Sir Cary Cooper, ALLIANCE Manchester Business School, University of Manchester “Bruce’s The Joy of Work is an important reminder of simple everyday practices to improve how we all work together, which will lead to greater team and individual happiness and performance. Great results will follow.” - Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square "With just 30 changes, you can transform your work experience from bland and boring (or worse) to fulfilling, fun, and even joyful. Bruce Daisley has pulled together threads of research and woven them into a tapestry of strategies that actually work, and that don't depend on the CEO's sign-off for implementation. You can begin changing your work culture today at the individual, team, and organisational levels with these tactics that increase creativity, productivity, and satisfaction.” - Daniel Pink, author of WHEN and DRIVE
Categories: Business & Economics

The Joy of Work

The Joy of Work

Jobs, Happiness, and You Peter Warr, Guy Clapperton ... We just couldn't face not working. It's not only the financial side but there is also a considerable psychological burden as we are just not used to not working.

Author: Peter Warr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136836640

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

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Are you happy at work? Or do you just grin and bear it? We spend an average of 25% of our lives at work, so it’s important to make the best of it. The Joy of Work? looks at happiness and unhappiness from a fresh perspective. It draws on up-to-date research from around the world to present the causes and consequences of low job satisfaction and gives helpful suggestions and strategies for how to get more enjoyment from work. The book includes many interesting case studies about individual work situations, and features simple self-completion questionnaires and procedures to help increase your happiness. Practical suggestions cover how to improve a job without moving out of it, advice about changing jobs, as well as how to alter typical styles of thinking which affect your attitudes. This book is unique. The subject is of major significance to virtually all adults - people in jobs and those who are hoping to get one. It is particularly distinctive in combining two areas that are usually looked at separately – self-help approaches to making yourself happy and issues within organizations that affect well-being. The Joy of Work? has been written in a relaxed and readable style by an exceptional combination of authors: a highly-acclaimed professor of psychology and a widely published business journalist. Bringing together research from business and psychology – including positive psychology – this practical book will make a big difference to your happiness at work – and therefore to your whole life.
Categories: Psychology

Simplicity Lessons

Simplicity Lessons

The Joy of Not Working : A Book for the Retired , Unemployed , and Overworked by Ernie Zelinski ( Berkeley , CA : Ten Speed ... Making a Living Without a Job : Winning Ways for Creating Work that You Love by Barbara J. Winter ( New York ...

Author: Linda Breen Pierce

Publisher:

ISBN: 0967206790

Category: Self-Help

Page: 238

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Simplicity Lessons is a practical guide for those who long for a slower pace of life with more time for relationships, fulfilling work, and living ones dreams. Working on your own or as part of a simplicity study group, you will explore the major a
Categories: Self-Help

The Oxford Handbook of Work and Aging

The Oxford Handbook of Work and Aging

college do not retire but rather attend commencement exercises; graduate students do not retire, they graduate (Friedan, 1985). In the fall of 2007, Smartmoney.com ... The Joy of Not Working; Don't Work Forever; Smart Women Don't ...

Author: Jerry W. Hedge

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195385052

Category: Political Science

Page: 736

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Global aging, technological advances, and financial pressures on health and pension systems are sure to influence future patterns of work and retirement. This handbook offers an international, multi-disciplinary perspective, examining the aging workforce from an individual worker, organization, and societal perspective.
Categories: Political Science

GREYING GRACEFULLY

GREYING GRACEFULLY

... and, on the other hand, the average life span has increased. But there are other problems. Let us read what 'leisure specialist' Zelinski says in his other best-selling book The Joy of Not Working: “Most of us will spend the greater ...

Author: Dr. Siddhartha Ganguli

Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: 9788184246971

Category: Self-Help

Page: 254

View: 408

Our life span has been on the rise over the last two decades still, that has not enabled most of us to grey gracefully. Hardly, a few make a post-retirement plan for old age happiness. This volume is an outcome of several workshops and post-workshop interactions that the author, Dr Siddhartha Ganguli, had recently conducted through his brain-body management organisation Learning Club, deliberating on these aspects of an individual' life.
Categories: Self-Help

Work Time Regulation as Sustainable Full Employment Strategy

Work Time Regulation as Sustainable Full Employment Strategy

Wilkinson, W. (2007) “In Pursuit of Happiness Research: Is it Reliable? What Does it Imply for Policy?” Cato Institute Policy Analysis Series, The Cato Institute. Washington, DC. No. 590 April 11. Online.

Author: Robert LaJeunesse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134044771

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

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Robert LaJeunesse looks beyond the 20th century arguments for shortening the work week. He writes a careful, convincing critique of traditional full employment policies in advocacy of an alternative macroeconomic paradigm. With an emphasis on greater socioeconomic participation, the author proposes a policy of work time regulation that is not only appropriate for a 21st century post-industrial economy, but speaks to concerns about balancing work and family, environmental sustainability, stabilizing incomes and prices, and social and economic well being. Through its unique conceptualization of employment relations as a social effort bargain, this book proposes that governments can achieve egalitarian and sustainable macroeconomic objectives by regulating work hours. Equally important to achieving sustainable full employment and price stability, work time regulation offers the capability for citizens living in an age of abundance to define themselves as something other than paid employees. Work time reform represents a first step in a process of enlightenment in which workers will create an identity through the whole of their relationships at work, home, community, and at play. There is certainly a role for government in fostering the pursuit of "loftier ideals" subsequent to a redistribution of work time, but the first precondition for enhanced human development is greater socioeconomic participation, which means more paid work for some and less for others. In addition to students and researchers in economics, sociology, and political science, this book will be of interest to policy makers, policy analysts, labour unionists, environmentalists, and other social reformers.
Categories: Business & Economics

Putting Work in Its Place

Putting Work in Its Place

Keeping up is not merely an obligation , it is a thrill , and it is part of the joy of work . Not all of the people we met , of course , are so excited about their work . Some admit that they are less fanatical in their commitment to ...

Author: Peter Meiksins

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801438586

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

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Most books on the subject of work focus on the increased amount of time Americans spend on the job. Peter Meiksins and Peter Whalley address the counter-trend, examining the difficult path traversed by people who choose to work less than the standard, forty-hour week. Their fascinating investigation of alternative work arrangements speaks directly to the concerns of all workers who must balance career with other commitments.Through interviews with technical professionals from a wide range of employment settings, Putting Work in Its Place refutes the popular myth of the customized work schedule as inevitably a "mommy-track" or a return to traditionalism among women. Most of these workers--male and female, young and old--remain strongly committed to their jobs, but wish to combine work with other activities they value just as highly. This can mean family for some, but for others encompasses community service or various avocations.By viewing their work arrangements in the longer term, and not as short-term expedients, these professionals are challenging the accepted view of time requirements for careers in organizations. They are also helping to shape a new agenda for the future of the workplace: to transform their individual successes into a normal practice of customized work time.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Best of the Joy of Tech

The Best of the Joy of Tech

How's that working for ya ? The Joypoll was ... What could Dr. Phil help you with ? Hardware rage , ... how's that not working for ya ? 5 % Software Spongiform Bloat - apathy , ... that can really eat at your brain .

Author: Nitrozac

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596005784

Category: Computers

Page: 196

View: 500

Presents selections from the comic "The Joy of Tech," which lampoons modern culture and technological trends.
Categories: Computers