The Joy of Work?

Author: Peter Warr

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Psychology

Page: 200

View: 887

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.
Business & Economics

The Joy of Work

Author: Bruce Daisley

Publisher: Random House


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 703

__________________________ ‘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

The Joy of Work

Author: Dr. Stephen G. Payne

Publisher: BalboaPress


Category: Self-Help

Page: 136

View: 901

You want more out of life. You want your work to make a difference. Despite your accomplishments, you feel there is something more—more joy, more love, more importance, more satisfaction—that eludes you. Yet you’ve been successful and invested time and energy in improving yourself and your relationships. So why do your life and your career have emptiness? And how can you rebuild that incredible sense of meaning in today’s chaotic world? The Joy of Work shows that the answer is already within you. By focusing less on external events and more on revealing the power of your inner core, you will know the joy of being more calm, confident, and connected at work and in all aspects of your life. Full of practical concepts, tools, and testimonials, The Joy of Work can help you start discovering the joy of creating a new equilibrium within yourself immediately.
Vocational guidance

The Joy of Work

Author: John E. Keefe



Category: Vocational guidance

Page: 128

View: 450


Joy of Work

Author: Celestina Mary Ganji

Publisher: Notion Press


Category: Self-Help

Page: 88

View: 991

The earth is round but I don’t like the shape of it. Can I change it into a rectangle or a square? Can I? There are a lot of things around me that I don’t like. Can I change them all? Every moment, life offers a choice. Take a look at your life, and it will show you what you value. Are you choosing stress, conflict, and unhappiness or joy? Joy gives you perfect bliss. All you need is to know how to feel the joy and spread it. All this cannot happen by accident but by choice. And now make a choice of reading this book Joy of Work. Read on until you become an epithet of joy.
Health & Fitness

The Joy of Doing Nothing

Author: Rachel Jonat

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

View: 356

"In a world where there's always something, take a minute and enjoy doing nothing. Imagine waking up and ... peace. No rush to make it out the door. No scramble to get everyone fed and dressed. No panic over things that weren't done the night before. Just ten minutes for you to enjoy doing nothing. Doesn't that sound amazing? The Joy of Doing Nothing shows you how to find time in your overscheduled life for these wonderful moments -- and how to let go of any guilt you may have over "wasting" time. Whether it's the ten minutes before starting your day or a Saturday afternoon of unscheduled bliss, allowing yourself this time is the ultimate luxury, and you deserve it. Minimalism expert and author Rachel Jonat shows you the simple ways you can make room in your life for recharging your batteries, leaving you more open to receiving joy -- every day. Go ahead. Take a step back, hit pause, and enjoy doing nothing!"--page 4 of cover.

Joy at Work

Author: Brad Smith

Publisher: PVG


Category: Religion

Page: 216

View: 167

Back in the Garden, work was fun. Yet, in today’s fallen world, joy and work are rarely used in the same sentence. But God really does intend for us to find joy in our work. Join Raymond Bakke, Brad Smith, and Bill Hendricks as they explore what the Bible says about the purpose of business and our right to a joyful workplace. No matter where you spend those 50 or 60 hours during the week—whether it’s in business, government, or the nonprofit sector; in church, at home, or anywhere else—God intends for you to find joy in your work. This 10-week study accompanies Joy at Work, a book by Dennis W. Bakke, co-founder and CEO of AES, a worldwide energy giant with 40,000 employees in 31 countries. Shaped by his faith, Bakke recounts his quest to create the most fun workplace ever—using principles established in the Garden. This study provides the biblical map that he used as he charted and led that journey. Starting with the Genesis record of creation and moving through Revelation, this Bible study supplements Joy at Work with: Biblical readings that unveil the principles behind each chapter in Joy at Work A synthesis of theological principles Reflective questions to prepare readers for small-group discussion Questions for small-group discussion Guidelines for immediate and long-term application for business and nonprofit leaders at all levels of corporations and organizations. The Joy at Work experience has the power to profoundly change your workplace and your life.
Business & Economics

Joy at Work

Author: Marie Kondo

Publisher: Pan Macmillan


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 186

View: 566

Find your focus with this transformative guide from an organizational psychologist and Marie Kondo, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying and star of the Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Marie Kondo's first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, sparked a new wave of publishing and became an international bestseller. Now, for the first time, you will be guided through the process of tidying up your work life – digitally and physically. Whether you're working at home, in the office, or a combination of the two, if you properly simplify and organize your work life once, you’ll never have to do it again. In Joy at Work, KonMari method pioneer Marie Kondo and organizational psychologist Scott Sonenshein will help you to refocus your mind on what's important at work, and as their examples show, the results can be truly life-changing. With advice on how to improve the way you work, the book features advice on problem areas including fundamentals like how to organize your digital and physical desktop, finally get through your emails and find balance by ditching distractions and focusing on what sparks joy.
Business & Economics

The Joy of Leadership

Author: Tal Ben-Shahar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 243

View: 900

Think of the last time you were at your best and working in the zone. Now compare that to all the time you’ve spent just going through the motions. How would you quantify the difference between the two in terms of how you felt and what you produced? Would you rate it as a 5% difference. . . a 50% difference? Most people would describe the gulf between those two states of being as vast—as deep and wide as the Grand Canyon. For quality of experience, engagement, productivity, and just the sheer joy of living, the majority of people asked to rate the difference between flourishing and floundering found it to be around a factor of 10. In their work with managers and executives at leading companies around the world, authors Tal Ben-Shahar and Angus Ridgway have identified a select group of individuals who consistently perform at their peak, and who make work seem effortless and working with them feel easy. The name they’ve given to those lucky few is “10X Leaders”. You know who they are. They’re the team leaders who bring out the best in everyone. They’re the senior managers who drive growth and innovation. They’re the dream bosses, dream partners, and dream colleagues. There’s a good chance you’ve encountered at least one 10X leader in your career—you’re probably thinking of one right now. And you wondered how they did it. Dr. Ben-Shahar and Mr. Ridgway believe they know the answer. They have identified the core characteristics, behaviors, and cognitive styles that all 10X leaders share. Even better, they’ve developed a way for virtually anyone to cultivate those traits and ways of thinking in themselves to become happier, more effective, and more successful. In this powerful new book they describe their revolutionary SHARP (Strength, Health, Absorption, Relationships, and Purpose) program for becoming a 10X leader. They tell you the true stories of people at organizations around the globe who’ve become more effective by learning to use these performance multipliers. And they offer proven strategies for mastering those characteristics and habits for lasting change—the kind of change that can bring you greater fulfilment and success, not just at work, but in every area of your life.