The Work Revolution: Freedom and Excellence for All

The Work Revolution Freedom and Excellence for All Embrace connectivity increase empowerment and achieve better work life blendingWe live in a new age of global companies hyper access to information and accessibility to tools that enable us to bri

  • Title: The Work Revolution: Freedom and Excellence for All
  • Author: Julie Clow
  • ISBN: 9781118172056
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Embrace connectivity, increase empowerment, and achieve better work life blendingWe live in a new age of global companies, hyper access to information, and accessibility to tools that enable us to bring any idea life Strangely, our workplaces are lagging behind the promise of this open and collaborative world Most organizations are rule based, top down, dreary environmenEmbrace connectivity, increase empowerment, and achieve better work life blendingWe live in a new age of global companies, hyper access to information, and accessibility to tools that enable us to bring any idea life Strangely, our workplaces are lagging behind the promise of this open and collaborative world Most organizations are rule based, top down, dreary environments optimized for conformity and little else The Work Revolution creates a compelling portrait of a different kind of work I believe that freedom in the workplace is worth fighting for and that every person and every organization can be excellent Julie Clow articulates the rules we follow today in our work force, the reasons they no longer work, and what we can do instead The Work Revolution deconstructs the magic behind thriving, liberated organizations such as Google into clear principles that any individual, leader, and organization can adopt to create sustainable and engaging lives.Provides actionable changes anyone can make, regardless of where they work, to create a sustainable work life blendDetails concrete ways to influence existing organizations to changeGuides leaders to make tangible changes in their teams to enable greater autonomy and impactOutlines organizational culture principles that support and nurture high performance and healthy environments, providing clear options for instituting cultural change based on specific organizational challengesRejecting productivity Band Aids and quick fixes, The Work Revolution conceptualizes a completely new workplace that embraces the always connected reality to create organizations in which high achievers can sustainably thrive.

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    1. I received this book for free from the GoodReads first reads program in exchange for an honest review. The Work Revolution is a solid guide to changes that could be made to make any organization better. The book is divided into 9 chapters, each focusing on a different aspect of what is hindering every job from being as rewarding as working at, say, Google or Zappos.Julie Clow is systemic in her approach to describing what makes jobs rewarding and what makes them chores, and how to initiate big c [...]

    2. Finally, something different. Clow takes a good look at work, as most of us know it, and claims it's broken. But, instead of saying it's time to run from work and do your own thing, she thinks it's time for a revolution from within to change the way we work, and the way the companies that we work for work.

    3. "Freedom and excellence for all." A bold subtitle, and Julie Clow delivers. Many authors can point out the brokenness of dysfunctional, or semi-functional, limping along organizations. What sets her apart is that she accurately spots what's broken and has actually lived/worked in a real organization - in addition to referring to others - that is passionate about continually being great at getting it right.She has a very fresh voice in her writing, and she uses it engagingly.She mixes assessment [...]

    4. When I first picked it up, I was a bit skeptical – thinking what could I possibly do to start a work revolution (Occupy Wall Street just isn’t my style)… I just left a company because I realized how hard it actually is to do that, even being in a Human Resources role. Until I reached page four, yes four, when Julie presented her Work Revolution Manifesto starting with: “I believe it is possible to love your work, your workplace, and those you work with.” I was immediately hooked – of [...]

    5. I'm biased since Julie happens to be my roommate and best friend, but that doesn't mean she should be left out of GoodReads! Here's my previous review from : Not every company can be like Google, nor should they try to be. But what they CAN do is create a thriving, creative, insanely productive environment that honors their employees' gifts rather than treating them like children. Clow takes an incredibly sharp, funny, well-reseearched approach to revolutionizing the office environment.Clow is n [...]

    6. This is a MUST READ for anyone interested in bettering the workplace. How we work is going to change dramatically in the next 10 years. Julie has begun to lay a roadmap for what that will look like. I can't recommend her book enough.

    7. Work Revolution proves that there's a lot of work to be done in the workplace. And the truth is it's possible; companies and the employees are in the winning team. Revolution breeds evolution.

    8. A how-to book for managing your energy, attitude and behavior in the corporate world to be more productive and fulfilled.

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