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Why Work is Weird : An Antidote to the Frustrations of Corporate Life - Jerry Connor

Why Work is Weird

An Antidote to the Frustrations of Corporate Life

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Employees who find work frustrating and oftentimes downright weird will enjoy this book. which takes a serious but humorous look at the issues that make people unhappy and provides insight into what motivates workplace behaviour.

Loss of identity, individuality, and integrity at work; work-life imbalance; and the impact of power and politics in organizations are just some of the topics explored. Utilizing a character called the "Work Doctor," these issues are examined and explained in a series of cases modeled around a patient-doctor dialogue.

The patients' "diseases" include being a workplace chameleon, a jargon junkie, a repentant workaholic, and an addictive competitor.

About the Authors

Jerry Connor & Lee Sears are the founders of Bridge, a consultancy firm that won the Guardian's management consultancy award for best change project in their work with Tesco.

"I really liked this book for its powerful insights into, and vivid portrayal of, the world of work. Its simple, thought provoking style is jargon free and successfully gets to the heart of the real issues we all face - with some great practical advice that will stimulate change." - Jackie Orme, Vice-President, Human Resources, Pepsico UK. "An insightful, thought provoking and thoroughly entertaining guide to what goes on in the modern workplace." - Max Landsberg, author of the bestseller The Tao of Coaching

ISBN: 9781904879053
ISBN-10: 1904879055
Audience: General
Format: Paperback with Flaps on Inside & Back Covers
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st July 2005
Publisher: Cyan Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 19.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.404