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The Way We're Working Isn't Working - The Four Forgotten Needs That Energize Great Performance

Tony Schwartz

"The way we're working isn't working-for individuals or for organizations," write Tony Schwartz and Jean Gomes. The relentless cultural focus on "more, bigger, faster" leads to disengagement and burnout and undermines the most lasting value for organizations. Drawing on extensive, transformative work with companies such as Google, Sony, Ford, and Procter & Gamble, they demonstrate that we are not meant to operate continuously, like machines, but perform best when we pulse, meaning when we balance our expenditure of energy with intermittent periods of renewal. This allows us to attend to four key needs in our working lives-sustainability, security, self-expression, and significance-which energize us and allow us to feel truly engaged. The authors provide a detailed route to a better way of working by practicing a powerful set of rituals that fuel sustainability, by balancing high-energy demand with intermittent physical renewal; security, by offsetting emotionally draining challenges with rituals that restore our resilience; self-expression, by complementing periods of intense left-brain, analytical thinking with time for creative and strategic contemplation; and significance, by balancing a focus on immediate needs with a commitment to serving a greater good. Whether you are a leader looking to generate the best in your people, or an individual looking to be more productive and more satisfied, Pulse is a vital resource for achieving transformation.

"The way we're working isn't working-for individuals or for organizations," write Tony Schwartz and Jean Gomes. The relentless cultural focus on "more, bigger, faster" leads to disengagement and burnout and undermines the most lasting value for organizations. Drawing on extensive, transformative work with companies such as Google, Sony, Ford, and Procter & Gamble, they demonstrate that we are not meant to operate continuously, like machines, but perform best when we pulse, meaning when we balance our expenditure of energy with intermittent periods of renewal. This allows us to attend to four key needs in our working lives-sustainability, security, self-expression, and significance-which energize us and allow us to feel truly engaged. The authors provide a detailed route to a better way of working by practicing a powerful set of rituals that fuel sustainability, by balancing high-energy demand with intermittent physical renewal; security, by offsetting emotionally draining challenges with rituals that restore our resilience; self-expression, by complementing periods of intense left-brain, analytical thinking with time for creative and strategic contemplation; and significance, by balancing a focus on immediate needs with a commitment to serving a greater good. Whether you are a leader looking to generate the best in your people, or an individual looking to be more productive and more satisfied, Pulse is a vital resource for achieving transformation.
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"The way we're working isn't working-for individuals or for organizations," write Tony Schwartz and Jean Gomes. The relentless cultural focus on "more, bigger, faster" leads to disengagement and burnout and undermines the most lasting value for organizations. Drawing on extensive, transformative work with companies such as Google, Sony, Ford, and Procter & Gamble, they demonstrate that we are not meant to operate continuously, like machines, but perform best when we pulse, meaning when we balance our expenditure of energy with intermittent periods of renewal. This allows us to attend to four key needs in our working lives-sustainability, security, self-expression, and significance-which energize us and allow us to feel truly engaged. The authors provide a detailed route to a better way of working by practicing a powerful set of rituals that fuel sustainability, by balancing high-energy demand with intermittent physical renewal; security, by offsetting emotionally draining challenges with rituals that restore our resilience; self-expression, by complementing periods of intense left-brain, analytical thinking with time for creative and strategic contemplation; and significance, by balancing a focus on immediate needs with a commitment to serving a greater good. Whether you are a leader looking to generate the best in your people, or an individual looking to be more productive and more satisfied, Pulse is a vital resource for achieving transformation.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jean Gomes

Length:

6h 17m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:06


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:44


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:49


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:12


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:58


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:49


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:50


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:42


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

12:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

10:03


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:46