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The Resource Why we work, Barry Schwartz

Why we work, Barry Schwartz

Label
Why we work
Title
Why we work
Statement of responsibility
Barry Schwartz
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • An analysis of the purpose of work in people's lives demonstrates how work operates in American culture and how everyday people can find happiness in the workplace, explaining the importance of career goals
  • Why do we work? The question seems so simple, but 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 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 despite working low-paying jobs? Through this investigation of workers from all walks of life, Professor Barry Schwartz dispels this myth. From hospitals to hair salons, auto plants to boardrooms, Schwartz reveals the trends and patterns that lead to happiness in the workplace, ultimately proving that the root of what drives us to do good work can rarely be incentivized, and that the cause of bad work is often an attempt to do just that. How did we get to this tangled place? How do we change the way we work? With great insight and wisdom, this book shows us how to take our first steps toward understanding--and empowering us all to find great work.--Jacket flap
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schwartz, Barry
Dewey number
658.3/1422
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD4905
LC item number
.S313 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ted Books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Work
  • Work
  • Job satisfaction
  • Self-realization
  • Happiness
  • Happiness
  • Job satisfaction
  • Self-realization
  • Work
  • Work
  • Arbete
  • Självförverkligande
  • Arbetsglädje
  • Downsizing of organizations
  • Employees - Dismissal of
  • Job satisfaction
  • Labor unions
  • Work environment
  • Work ethic
Label
Why we work, Barry Schwartz
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A TED original"--Jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-96)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The crucial question -- The false rationale -- When work is good -- How good work goes bad -- The technology of ideas -- The future of work
Control code
ocn892041575
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
First TED books hardcover edition September 2015.
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9781476784861
Lccn
2016449038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781476784861
  • (OCoLC)892041575
Label
Why we work, Barry Schwartz
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A TED original"--Jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-96)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The crucial question -- The false rationale -- When work is good -- How good work goes bad -- The technology of ideas -- The future of work
Control code
ocn892041575
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
First TED books hardcover edition September 2015.
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9781476784861
Lccn
2016449038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781476784861
  • (OCoLC)892041575

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