From the Inside Flap
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.
From the Back Cover
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