Why Work Is Weird: An Antidote to the Frustrations of Corporate Life
Jerry Connor, Lee SearsISBN: 1904879055;
Employees who find work frustrating and oftentimes downright weird will enjoy this book. which takes a serious but humorous look at the issues that make people unhappy and provides insight into what motivates workplace behavior. Loss of identity, individuality, and integrity at work; work–life imbalance; and the impact of power and politics in organizations are just some of the topics explored. Utilizing a character called the "Work Doctor," these issues are examined and explained in a series of cases modeled around a patient–doctor dialogue. The patients' "diseases" include being a workplace chameleon, a jargon junkie, a repentant workaholic, and an addictive competitor.