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Lab rats : why modern work makes people miserable / by Dan Lyons

By: Lyons, Dan.
Publisher: London, U.K. : Atlantic Books, 2019Description: 195 p. ; electronic resource.ISBN: 9781786493934.Subject(s): Society | Workplace culture | Humour | EmploymentOnline resources: Download as an eBook
Contents:
MISERY IN THE MAZE: Unhappy in paradise -- The new oligarchs -- A very brief history of management science (and why you shouldn't trust it) -- Who's afraid of Silicon Valley? FOUR FACTORS OF WORKPLACE DESPAIR: Building the workforce of the future (or - sorry you're old and we'd like you to leave) -- Money - "garbage at the speed of light" -- Insecurity - "we're a team not a family" -- Change - "what happens if you live inside a hurricane that never ends?" -- Dehumanization - "think of yourself as a machine within a machine". THE NO-SHIT-SHERLOCK SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT: The battle for the soul of work -- Basecamp - back to basics -- Managed by Q - "everybody cleans" -- Kapor capital - conscious capitalists -- The social enterprise movement -- Can zebras fix what unicorns have broken?
Summary: Offers a funny yet sobering account of the modern workplace and how it is increasing unhappiness and insecurity. Records Lyon's year-long quest to figure out how the world of work is changing, and looks at entrepreneurial companies which are putting their workers first.
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MISERY IN THE MAZE: Unhappy in paradise -- The new oligarchs -- A very brief history of management science (and why you shouldn't trust it) -- Who's afraid of Silicon Valley? FOUR FACTORS OF WORKPLACE DESPAIR: Building the workforce of the future (or - sorry you're old and we'd like you to leave) -- Money - "garbage at the speed of light" -- Insecurity - "we're a team not a family" -- Change - "what happens if you live inside a hurricane that never ends?" -- Dehumanization - "think of yourself as a machine within a machine". THE NO-SHIT-SHERLOCK SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT: The battle for the soul of work -- Basecamp - back to basics -- Managed by Q - "everybody cleans" -- Kapor capital - conscious capitalists -- The social enterprise movement -- Can zebras fix what unicorns have broken?

Offers a funny yet sobering account of the modern workplace and how it is increasing unhappiness and insecurity. Records Lyon's year-long quest to figure out how the world of work is changing, and looks at entrepreneurial companies which are putting their workers first.

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