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9781904879053: Why Work Is Weird: An Antidote to the Frustrations of Corporate Life
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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.

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"An insightful, thought provoking and thoroughly entertaining guide to what goes on in the modern workplace." -- Max Landsberg, author of the bestseller 'The Tao of Coaching'

"Anyone concerned with management motivation will find new ideas here." -- Director, February 2006

"The authors take a serious but humorous look at the issues that make people unhappy." -- Professional Manager, March 2006
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Exposes the truth about work and why it makes people feel so rotten and frustrated. The FIFO syndrome is a corporate condition suffered by lot of workers, and is a cause of individual unhappiness. This book examines the syndrome and its consequences for our lives at work, and offers solutions and antidotes to the frustrations of working life.

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Connor, Jerry, Sears, Lee
Published by Cyan Communications (2005)
ISBN 10: 1904879055 ISBN 13: 9781904879053
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