Why We Work (TED Books)

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The acclaimed thinker and writer Barry Schwartz dispels the myth that the reason we work is primarily for money. Schwartz's TED Talk on choice has been viewed more than 6 million times.
Part of the TED series: Why We Work Why do we work? The question seems so simple. But Professor Barry Schwartz proves that the answer is surprising, complex and urgent. We've long been taught that the reason we work is primarily for a paycheck. In fact, we've shaped much of the infrastructure of our society to accommodate this belief. Then why are so many people dissatisfied with their work, despite healthy compensation? And why do so many people find immense fulfillment and satisfaction through "menial" jobs? Schwartz reveals exactly how the false idea that the goal for work should be pay came to be, how we came to believe that paying workers more leads to better work, and why this has made our society confused, unhappy and has established a dangerously misguided system. Ultimately, Schwartz proves that the root of what drives us to good work can rarely be incentivized, and that the cause of bad work is often an attempt to do just that. With great insight and wisdom, Schwartz illuminates the path for readers to take their first steps toward understanding, empowering us all to find great work. Schwartz is also the author of The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less, which has been translated into twenty languages. He can be seen discussing his ideas in his TEDTalks The Paradox of Choiceand Using Our Practical Wisdom.

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ISBN-13: 9781471141812
ISBN-10: 1471141810
Pagini: 112
Dimensiuni: 127 x 178 x 2 mm
Greutate: 0.19 kg
Editura: Simon & Schuster
Colecția Simon & Schuster UK
Seria TED Books


"Barry Schwartz has long been one of the most astute -- and compassionate -- observers of American life. In "Why We Work," he makes a compelling case for building organizations that run with the grain of human nature rather than against it. If you want to make work more meaningful, for yourself or for your team, you need to read this wise and powerful book."--Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive
"In a masterful book that delivers a deep understanding why we work, Schwartz makes a convincing case that getting the answer wrong bears profound costs for employees and managers in any organization. A highly recommended, thought-provoking read."--Amy Wrsesniewski, Professor of Organizational Behavior, Yale University
"A meaningful look at why we've lost meaning at work, and where we can find it."--Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take
"A delightful, accessible book that glides across centuries of business and industry to reveal the underpinning moral foundations of how and why we work. If you have a job, or hope to have one, read "Why We Work""--Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google and author of Work Rules!