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What's Wrong with Work?: The 5 Frustrations of Work and How to Fix them for Good

What's Wrong with Work?: The 5 Frustrations of Work and How to Fix them for Good

Blaire Palmer

ISBN: 978-0-470-66097-3

Nov 2010

304 pages

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$21.95

Description

Work isn't working. 

We all love to hate our jobs.  Everyone moans about the same things:  we're not listened to; we're not trusted; we spend our time in pointless meetings; we’re weighed down by bureaucracy; we hate our boss; we're overloaded and work saps time and energy from the rest of our lives. 

It shouldn't be like this.  Work ought to be, and can be meaningful and fulfilling. 

In What's Wrong with Work?  Blaire Palmer shows how work can change.  Confronting all the big problems head-on, the book shows what you can do about each one, to make work better for you and those around you, now. 

Packed with case studies and tips, What's Wrong with Work? is essential reading for the modern office.

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction: The 5 Frustrations of Work and How to Fix them for Good 1

When Work Works 23

Frustration 1: Waste-of-Time Meetings 47

Frustration 2: Mis-Leadership 89

Frustration 3: Blurred Vision 137

Frustration 4: The Silo Mentality 183

Frustration 5: Unfairness 217

Final Thoughts: The Real Work 259

Notes 275

About the Interviewees 281

About the Author 285

Index 287