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We live in a new age of global companies, hyper-access to information, and accessibility to tools that enable us to bring any idea to 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.
Julie Clow articulates the rules we follow today in our workforce, 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. This book covers:
How to completely rethink the way we work, everywhere
How to religiously seek ways to makechange easy
Concrete tactics for influencing existing organizations to change
Tangible changes leaders can make in their teams to enable greater autonomy and impact
Organizational culture principles that support and nurture high performance and healthy environments, providing clear options for instituting cultural change based on specific organizational challenges
Rejecting 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.
PRAISE FOR THE WORK REVOLUTION
"Dr. Clow makes a good case for why we must revolutionize work. Some will resist it (and she shows why) but those who embrace it (and she shows how) will be the ones who win in a world where things are turning upside down. Her book provides an inside look at Google's culture as an example of a positively designed workplace that has created phenomenal business success. She draws on her work there to show that companies managed by old-school work systems cannot compete with those that understand the power of a grassroots culture where empowerment is bottom-up rather than top-down. I am convinced that she accurately describes the future state of the successful organization."Aubrey Daniels, PhD, bestselling author of OOPS!: 13 Management Practices That Waste Time and Money (and what to do instead)
"Don't fight for work-life balance; fight for a work revolution! Julie Clow's new book, The Work Revolution, lays out the new rules for success. Packed with self-assessments, case studies, and expert contributions, this book shows all of us the new way to workand livefor greater productivity and less stress. I've never had so much fun reading a book about work." kevin kruse, coauthor of the New York Times bestseller We: How to Increase Performanceand Profits Through Full Engagement
"Looking to massively change your workplace? Julie Clow wants to change all organizations and shows how the power to do so is in your hands. Do your part by following the practical strategies and examples in this book. Your current and future employees will be deeply engaged, results-driven, and happyand so will you!" TONY BINGHAM, President and CEO, American Society for Training & Development
"We can do it! Julie tackles today's biggest challengeremaking our organizations for the knowledge economywith pragmatic optimism. Filled with ideas and examples, The Work Revolution is a book that will inspire individuals and guide corporations on the critical journey ahead." TAMARA J. ERICKSON, author of What's Next, Gen X?: Keeping Up, Moving Ahead,and Getting the Career You Want
I started reading The Work Revolution on the 20-minute subway ride home.
The book was so packed with examples, ideas, and inspiration that I couldn't stop brainstorming ways to apply it to my own work.
This book is a MUST read for any HR professional, senior leader, business owner, or even solopreneur.
Only rarely comes a book that from cover to cover reveals revolutionary, common-sense genius. This is such a book. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Happy Skeptic
Innovative, new insights on how to better work in the 21st century. Good examples on how self directing teams can work.Published 24 months ago by J.O. Sterk
Great book about improving organizations, but it's also helpful for small business owners as well. I own a small business and Julie's book contained lots of thought provoking... Read morePublished on August 23, 2012 by Kevin Coady
Comment: "This book is a logical extension of strengths-based philosophy(Donald Clifton). Drawing on her OD experience with Google and other public and private organizations,... Read morePublished on July 16, 2012 by Karen P. Katz
Having already ditched the corporate life for independent work I was somewhat skeptical of how much of the Work Revolution would apply to my situation. Read morePublished on June 19, 2012 by freelancer
I started reading The Work Revolution on the 20-minute subway ride home. By the time I got to my stop, I had finished the first one and a half chapters, then flipped through... Read morePublished on May 31, 2012 by Renita Kalhorn
I had the unique experience of having read Ms. Clow's book and then watching her present her principles, anecdotes and -- more importantly -- her wisdom to a capacity-filled room... Read morePublished on May 15, 2012 by Laurance Alvarado
While I was reading Julie Clow's The Work Revolution, I actually spent half of my time writing. The book was so packed with examples, ideas, and inspiration that I couldn't stop... Read morePublished on May 14, 2012 by Jocelyn
Dr. Clow classifies her book as "work help" (self help for work) and while that's correct, it's also an understatement. Read morePublished on May 14, 2012 by swk