Lab rats : Tech gurus, junk science, and management fads - my quest to make work less miserable (Book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Lab rats : Tech gurus, junk science, and management fads - my quest to make work less miserable

Author: Daniel Lyons
Publisher: New York : Hachette Books Group, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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At a time of soaring corporate profits and plenty of HR lip service about "wellness," millions of workers--in virtually every industry--are deeply unhappy. Why did work become so miserable? Who is responsible? And does any company have a model for doing it right?For two years, Lyons ventured in search of answers. From the innovation-crazed headquarters of the Ford Motor Company in Detroit, to a cult-like "Holocracy"  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Lyons
ISBN: 0316561878 9780316561877
OCLC Number: 1085580003
Notes: Originally published in hardcover and as an ebook by Hachette Books in October 2018.
Description: xxi, 263 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface for the paperback edition --
Welcome to your new job --
Introduction: make a duck --
Part I: Misery in the maze --
Chapter one: unhappy in paradise --
Chapter two: the new oligarchs --
Chapter three: a very brief history of management science (and why you shouldn't trust it) --
Chapter four: who's afraid of Silicon Valley --
Part II: Four factors of workplace despair --
Chapter five: building the workforce for the future (or: sorry, you're old and we'd like you to leave) --
Chapter six: money: "garbage at the speed of light" --
Chapter seven: insecurity: "we're a team, not a family" --
Chapter eight: change: "what happens if you live inside a hurricane that never ends?" --
Chapter nine: dehumanization: "think of yourself as a machine within a machine" --
Part III: The no-shit-Sherlock school of management --
Chapter ten: the battle for the soul of work --
Chapter eleven: basecamp: back to basics --
Chapter twelve: managed by Q: "everybody cleans" --
Chapter thirteen: Kapor capital: conscious capitalists --
Chapter fourteen: the social enterprise movement --
Epilogue: can zebras fix what unicorns have broken? --
Seven rules for building a sane, healthy, happy culture at work
Responsibility: Dan Lyons.

Abstract:

At a time of soaring corporate profits and plenty of HR lip service about "wellness," millions of workers--in virtually every industry--are deeply unhappy. Why did work become so miserable? Who is responsible? And does any company have a model for doing it right?For two years, Lyons ventured in search of answers. From the innovation-crazed headquarters of the Ford Motor Company in Detroit, to a cult-like "Holocracy" workshop in San Francisco, and to corporate trainers who specialize in ... Legos, Lyons immersed himself in the often half-baked and frequently lucrative world of what passes for management science today. He shows how new tools, workplace practices, and business models championed by tech's empathy-impaired power brokers have shattered the social contract that once existed between companies and their employees. These dystopian beliefs--often masked by pithy slogans like "We're a Team, Not a Family"--Have dire consequences: millions of workers who are subject to constant change, dehumanizing technologies--even health risks. A few companies, however, get it right. With Lab Rats, Lyons makes a passionate plea for business leaders to understand this dangerous transformation, showing how profit and happy employees can indeed coexist

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