Transforming The Way We Work
A highly actionable blueprint for a better way of working and a more satisfying life
Demand in our lives is increasing relentlessly. Our capacity isn’t keeping pace. The way we’re working isn’t working. Far too many organizations expect their employees to operate in the same way that computers do: continuously, at high speeds, for long periods of time, running multiple programs at the same time.
It’s a prescription for failure. Human beings are designed to pulse. We’re at our best when we move between periods of expending energy and intermittently renewing our four energy needs: sustainability (physical); security (emotional); self-expression (mental); and significance (spiritual). The better those needs are met, the more value we’re capable of creating. Time is finite, but we can expand and renew our energy across all four dimensions of our lives.
The primary value exchange between employees and employers today is time for money. Each seeks to get as much of the other’s resource as possible. It’s a thin, one-dimensional transaction that serves neither side well. Rather than trying to get more out of their employees, employers are better served by meeting people’s multi-dimensional needs, so they’re freed, fueled and motivated to bring the best of themselves to work every day.
Award-winning author, Tony Schwartz, comes to GMSHRM as part of his book tour. THE WAY WE'RE WORKING ISN'T WORKING draws deeply on the science of high performance to lay out a new value proposition. Rather than trying to get more out of their employees, organizations are better served by investing in meeting their multidimensional needs. Employees, in turn, are freed, fueled and motivated to perform at their best.
A truly original, research-based approach to helping people to become more focused and more productive, THE WAY WE'RE WORKING ISN'T WORKING provides an integrated set of solutions to the personal energy crisis we're all experiencing.
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