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Why We Work

Hint: it's not for money

By Barry Schwartz
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Why We Work by Barry Schwartz

Why We Work (2015) exposes the flawed assumptions that govern the modern working world. These blinks walk you through the reasons why current management strategies backfire, and show you some far more effective alternatives. In addition, case studies based on company success stories illustrate just how powerful engaged and fulfilled employees can be.

  • Human resources professionals interested in the key principles of employee well-being
  • Employers grappling with a demotivated team
  • Entry-level employees interested in the real landscape of the working world

Barry Schwartz is an American psychologist and Dorwin Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action at Swarthmore College. He has authored more than ten books and published well over 100 papers in scientific journals. He also writes for leading newspapers, is a regular guest on radio programs and has even given two TED talks.

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