Stanier fittingly identifies that the above objective is constantly forgotten, and whilst we know we should be doing work that is more meaningful for ourselves and our organisation, somehow other things frequently get in the way. He proposes that our quality of work is affected by increasing one’s personal contribution, which involves playing to ones strengths and having the courage and tenacity to make this happen. He uses fifteen key tools, including conceptual maps to classify what is important individually, what drives us to make the choices we make and how we action them.
In a nutshell, ‘how you can get into a path to more creative, motivated, and inspired work that is good for you and good for those you work for’.
I found it particularly interesting when he referred to the present day working culture as ‘busy’, rushing from meeting to meeting, remarking that this message is reinforced because technology keeps us over connected, ‘as if being busy was the measure of success’. This little book is a helpful guide, containing basic tools which are quick and easy to adopt, one can take control and focus on work that is engaging and stretching, achieving optimum results for yourself and ultimately the organisation you work within.
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