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The Joy of Work

30 Ways to Fix Your Work Culture and Fall in Love with Your Job Again
Narrated by: Bruce Daisley
Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Joy of Work, written and read by Bruce Daisley.

From the creator of hit podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat comes a revolutionary reenvisioning 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.

©2019 Bruce Daisley (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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A great bible for improving your workplace

But this and make where you work better. A great read for bosses and staff alike. Even if you just implement 5 of his tips your working life will be more joyful

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Outstanding

I've listened to this many times. brilliant, wise and often witty advice for fixing work culture.

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Suitable for front line and boardroom staff alike

So full of interesting, practical, and simple actions that I am going to have read it again.

Entertaining and evidenced based, this book is a must for anyone wanting to add more joy to their work.

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Already putting it into practice and it’s working!!

Fabulous book jam packed full of practical ideas for doing our best work and loving where we work. I’m already putting some of the ideas into practice and they’re making a difference! Looking forward to spreading them where I work.

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Everyone should read this

Helps you evaluate what happiness means to you in the place where you spend most of your time - Work.

Really sage advice and nicely read.

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Superb

Superb book, blend of anecdotes and science. Brilliant takeaways and not just for the workplace

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An inspirational piece of work

A thoroughly enjoyable and inspirational piece of writing. Not bloated or repetitive like so many but a condensed piece of wisdom with a series of observations, best practices and learnings. If anything this work should be reworked for a broader audience.

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Insightful and useful

What an outstanding book!

Bruce Daisley's passion for making everyone's working lives better (more enjoyable, more effective, more... relevant) is inspirational. It feels a little bit like he's handed us all a cheat sheet as he has basically done all the hard work for us, distilling down days, weeks, months (years?) worth of conversation and research into something that is easy to digest and easy to implement.

You cannot afford NOT to read this book!

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Massively Refreshing! Great book! Must read!

First heard Bruce on Tim Lovejoy’s podcast and decided to give his book a whirl. Certainly wasn’t disappointed, many of the ideas outlined really resonate with me and echo thoughts I’ve had before. A clever blend of theory and practical applications which I’m hopeful of adopting within my company. Highly recommended!

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fabulous collection of (tested) ideas

loved it. great stories back by references to studies. loads of practical ideas to make work more fun and productive. i listened to it in one sitting on the weekend and can't wait to try out some of the ideas. although I realise that I need two good night's sleep and no work email before I do.

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Fantastic!

I recommend this book, in particular the audible version, to every working person in the world #lovewhereyouwork