The Way We're Working Isn't Working by Tony Schwartz

The Way We're Working Isn't Working

The Way We're Working Isn't Working: The Four Forgotten Needs That Energize Great Performance by Tony Schwartz, Jean Gomes, Catherine McCarthy (2010) Hardcover

Details The Way We're Working Isn't Working

TitleThe Way We're Working Isn't Working
Release DateMay 18th, 2010
PublisherFree Press
GenreBusiness, Nonfiction, Productivity, Leadership, Psychology, Self Help, Personal Development

Reviews The Way We're Working Isn't Working

  • Cathy
    This book is written for the corporate world, so I had to adapt it to my very un-corporate life. Some of it just didn't apply to me, but there was some excellent information that really helped me. I LOVED the idea of periods of work mixed with periods of rest and renewal. And now I am going to go take a well-deserved nap :).
  • Nathanael Coyne
    This book makes so much sense - it's frustrating that these principles aren't understood widely and incorporated into our lives and culture. The concept is actually similar to another book I recently read - Mood Mapping - where various states are explained in four-quadrant graphs. Physical, emotional, attention and focus.A recurring theme in the book is the idea of waves, the need to oscillate from intense states of exercise or productivity to "r...
  • Tina
    The title alone is a great commentary on our times and is a good one for managers to read. The author's questions and insights apply to everyone though, especially those who are working too hard.- Is the life you're living worth the price you're paying to live it?- More sleep = More work done. (We're not effective if we're not getting enough sleep).- We have vast knowledge, but little self knowledge.- If you don't plan your day, you'll respond to...
  • Uwe Hook
    Generally, I record my book reviews on Goodreads but this book by Tony Schwartz was so close to the core mission of BatesHook that I wanted to share it with a wier audience.The basic premise of the book is: The furious activity to accomplish more with less exacts a series of silent costs: less capacity for focused attention, less time for any given task, and less opportunity to think reflectively and long term."Below are a few of the big ideas th...
  • Sean Goh
    No career automatically provides a purpose, but no job precludes our finding a purpose in it either. It isn't the role we fill that prompts a sense of purpose but how we choose to approach whatever work we do.The bigger the reservoir of value of value and well-being, the less emotionally vulnerable we are to everyday challenges. Our core mental need is self-expression, the freedom to put our unique skills and talents to effective use in the world...
  • Karen
    This is a very helpful book. Not that anything he says is revolutionary, but he does bring it together in way that makes you think. He covers everything from taking breaks at work, to eating right, to exercising and a myriad of other factors that sap our energy and make us less of the person we want to be. His basic premise is that because we think we need to work harder and longer hours, we are not actually doing good work anymore. He talks abou...
  • Megan
    This is a great book to read if you are a manager or hold a leadership position in your job. The book is written by three folks who founded the Energy Project, which works with larger companies to change their cultures in order to create happier and more effective employees. The book is broken into the four needs of employees - physical, emotional, mental, spiritual. They believe that happy and healthy employees = more productivity = more money/s...
  • Derek Winterburn
    This is a 'summary of the field' of current thinking about productivity and management. In some senses it takes the ideas of a book like '7 Habits of Highly Effective People' and applies them to the corporate and organisation worlds. The authors take each of e.g. Covey's 'Four Human Needs' and think of them as sources of energy (Physical/Sustainabiity, Emotional/Security, Mental/Self-expression and Spiritual/significance.) The book then becomes a...
  • Calin Biris
    o carte foarte bună despre priorităţi, eficienţă şi dezvoltarea personală şi profesională
  • Lynn Ellison
    I frequently recommend this book, even though I haven't been able to implement the techniques.