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  • Published: 24 January 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473560734
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

The Joy of Work

The No.1 Sunday Times Business Bestseller - 30 Ways to Fix Your Work Culture and Fall in Love with Your Job Again




Twitter’s VP Europe reveals how to make our workplaces fit for the 21st century

‘Bruce Daisley is on a mission to change the world of work.’ The Times
From the creator of hit podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat comes a revolutionary re-envisioning of how to enjoy your job.

In the course of a career that has taken him from some of the world's biggest media companies to Twitter, via Google and YouTube, Bruce Daisley has become fascinated by what makes great companies tick. And in his hugely popular podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat, he has dug right into the DNA of work, talking to leading experts about how we can make our jobs more fulfilling, more productive – and much more enjoyable.

Now, in The Joy of Work, he shares the fruits of his discoveries in 30 succinct tips that range across all aspects of 21st-century office life and that combine inspiration, empirically tested insight and down-to-earth practical answers in equal measure. Are lunch breaks for wimps, or do they actually make us more productive? Is it true that you can improve team performance simply by moving the location of the kettle or coffee machine? Why are meetings so often a waste of time, and how can they be fixed? And what are Monk Mode Mornings and Hack Weeks, and why do people swear by them?

If you’re not happy with the status quo, if you want to find out how things could be done better, if you’re seeking greater fulfilment at work and a life that is less fraught, The Joy of Work will point the way.
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"This is a warm, wise and funny book which provides a terrific summary of some of the science - and stories - behind what makes work a positive part of people’s lives. From the importance of lunch to the value of laughter, this book gives witty and practical advice. I loved it and I’ve already started changing some of the things I do at work, as a result!" - Professor Sophie Scott

"Don't quit yet! In this book, Bruce shares remarkable advice that may well have you laughing while you work and truly loving your job." - Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder

“Bruce Daisley’s The Joy of Work is a joy to read. It translates the best of workplace psychology research into practical ways of establishing creative and liveable cultures at work—a must read for all of us 9-5ers!” - Professor Sir Cary Cooper, ALLIANCE Manchester Business School, University of Manchester

“Bruce’s The Joy of Work is an important reminder of simple everyday practices to improve how we all work together, which will lead to greater team and individual happiness and performance. Great results will follow.” - Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square

"With just 30 changes, you can transform your work experience from bland and boring (or worse) to fulfilling, fun, and even joyful. Bruce Daisley has pulled together threads of research and woven them into a tapestry of strategies that actually work, and that don't depend on the CEO's sign-off for implementation. You can begin changing your work culture today at the individual, team, and organisational levels with these tactics that increase creativity, productivity, and satisfaction.” - Daniel Pink, author of WHEN and DRIVE

  • Published: 24 January 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473560734
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the author

Bruce Daisley

Bruce Daisley is European Vice-President for Twitter and host of the UK’s number one business podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat. He is also a regular on the conference circuit, addressing business leaders on the main stage of the CBI Annual Conference in 2017, and at that year’s Management Today annual summit and Financial Times 125 Club, as well as at many tech industry events around Europe. He has been one of the Evening Standard’s 1,000 Most Influential Londoners for four years and is one of Debrett’s 500 Most Influential People in Britain. Campaign magazine asserted that Bruce is ‘one of the most talented people in media’.

Praise for The Joy of Work

Bruce Daisley is on a mission to change the world of work and help ordinary people to kick their addiction to digital communication. His thesis is attractive and compelling: rather than free us up, new technology is tying us to our devices and desks and raising stress and unhappiness at work with no discernible increase in productivity . . . Daisley may be the man to lead the pushback.

The Times

[Daisley] offers helpful tips and ways of thinking to maximise your happiness and productivity at work without giving up your soul.

Evening Standard

You’ve probably read a lot about the positives of side hustles and freelance life, but what if you’re committed to a career within a company? European Twitter Vice-President Bruce Daisley has some of the answers . . . Bruce’s book is a manifesto for frustrated workers.

Balance

Combating workplace misery has become the mission of Bruce Daisley, European VP of Twitter and host of the podcast Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat. His latest book, The Joy Of Work, is designed to make us fall back in love with our job again . . . Daisleys book debunks many long-held assumptions about the workplace.

Grazia

For many people work has become joyless, but Daisley offers some easy fixes that any employee or team could implement straight away to make work feel better again . . . Daisley has a knack of showing how easy it is to make what are really rather small day-to-day changes at work.

Book of the Month, Financial Times

Do you enjoy your job? Only 13% of employees feel engaged in their jobs, according to a Gallup survey of global workers . . . Bruce Daisley offers a range of sensible, and jargon-free, solutions.

Economist

Full of zing and enthusiasm for transforming work culture and creating happy and motivated team players.

Notebook, Evening Standard

Daisley may be best known as Twitter’s UK boss and a top podcaster but he's also, as it turns out, a pretty compelling author. The Joy of Work is a series of hacks to make teams closer and workplaces more joyous, covering everything from meetings to meaning, but its evidence base goes a bit deeper – any book that channels both The Strokes and the special forces must be on to something.

People Management

Bruce Daisley’s latest book is one to help you achieve what on Monday morning might seem like the impossible: happiness in the daily grind...Touching upon isolation, mental health, communication and, yes, sleep pods, Daisley’s obsession with the workplace and subsequent quest to explore ways to make it better is an enjoyable read.

Ape to Gentleman (blog)

Bruce gives a fresh perspective on how to get the most out of work, making it fun, and reinvigorating the culture around you...Through simple and practical advice, it allows for a rethinking of how to be (more) productive, instil joy and laughter in the office, and fall in love (again) with work. It’s a business book without the business jargon, and is an enjoyable read from start to finish.

Anthony Miller, Vice-President of Digital Marketing, Disney

Revolutionary

Top 10 books to change your life in 2020, Eastern Daily Press

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