12 Elements of Great Managing by Rodd Wagner and James K. Harter, Ph.D.
Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It by Cali Ressler and Jody ThompsonThe Seven-Day Weekend by Ricardo Semler
Drive by Daniel Pink
ReWork by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
And a new book just added to my reading stacks is Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration. The future of work definitely involves more collaboration and designing the environment to support it will be critical. So I'm excited to discover what the folks from Stanford Hasso Plattner Institute of Design have to say on the topic.
Bonus: This insightful manifesto on the future of work is most definitely worth your attention and consideration.
“We all have a vast number of areas in which we have no talent or skill and little chance of becoming even mediocre. In these areas a person—and especially a knowledge worker—should not take on work, jobs, and assignments. One should waste as little effort as possible on improving areas of low competence. It takes far more energy and work to improve from incompetence to mediocrity than it does to improve from first-rate performance to excellence.”
What books, quotes, or other content sources have stimulated your rethinking of work and the workplace? Please add them to the comments.