Eat Sleep Work Repeat: 30 Hacks for Bringing Joy to Your Job

Eat Sleep Work Repeat: 30 Hacks for Bringing Joy to Your Job

by Bruce Daisley
Eat Sleep Work Repeat: 30 Hacks for Bringing Joy to Your Job

Eat Sleep Work Repeat: 30 Hacks for Bringing Joy to Your Job

by Bruce Daisley


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“An important reminder of simple everyday practices to improve how we all work together, which will lead to greater team and individual happiness and performance. Great results will follow.”—Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square

“With just 30 changes, you can transform your work experience from bland and boring (or worse) to fulfilling, fun, and even joyful.”—Daniel Pink, author of When and Drive

The vice president of Twitter Europe and host of the top business podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat offers thirty smart, research-based hacks for bringing joy and fun back into our burned out, uninspired work lives.

How does a lunch break spark a burst of productivity? Can a team’s performance be improved simply by moving the location of the coffee maker? Why are meetings so often a waste of time, and how can a walking meeting actually get decisions made?

As an executive with decades of management experience at top Silicon Valley companies including YouTube, Google, and Twitter, Bruce Daisley has given a lot of thought to what makes a workforce productive and what factors can improve the workplace to benefit a company’s employees, customers, and bottom line. In his debut book, he shares what he’s discovered, offering practical, often counterintuitive, insights and solutions for reinvigorating work to give us more meaning, productivity, and joy at the office.

A Gallup survey of global workers revealed shocking news: only 13% of employees are engaged in their jobs. This means that burn out and unhappiness at work are a reality for the vast majority of workers. Managers—and employees themselves—can make work better. Eat Sleep Work Repeat shows them how, offering more than two dozen research-backed, user-friendly strategies, including:

Go to Lunch (it makes you less tired over the weekend)
Suggest a Tea Break (it increases team cohesiveness and productivity)
Conduct a Pre-Mortem (foreseeing possible issues can prevent problems and creates a spirit of curiosity and inquisitiveness)

“Let’s start enjoying our jobs again,” Daisley insists. “It’s time to rediscover the joy of work.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062944504
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/25/2020
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Bruce Daisley is host of top business podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat; was Twitter's most senior employee outside of the US in his role of vice president across Europe, Middle East, and Africa; and before that he ran YouTube UK at Google. Bruce's passion for improving work led him to create his podcast where he interviews top business and thought leaders on making work better. This, his first book, was a number-one bestseller in the UK and a bestseller across Europe. He lives in London.

Table of Contents

Author's Note vii

Introduction 1

Part 1 Recharge

Twelve Performance-Enhancing Actions to Make Work Less Awful

Introduction 17

Recharge 1 Have a Monk Mode Morning 23

Recharge 2 Go for a Walking Meeting 31

Recharge 3 Celebrate Headphones 37

Recharge 4 Eliminate Hurry Sickness 47

Recharge 5 Shorten Your Workweek 53

Recharge 6 Overthrow the Evil Mill Owner Who Lives Inside You 61

Recharge 7 Turn Off Your Notifications 67

Recharge 8 Go to Lunch 75

Recharge 9 Define Your Norms 83

Recharge 10 Have a Digital Sabbath 91

Recharge 11 Get a Good Night's Sleep 97

Recharge 12 Focus on One Thing at a Time 101

Part 2 Sync

Eight Fixes to Make Teams Closer

Introduction 107

Sync 1 Move the Coffee Machine 129

Sync 2 Suggest a Coffee Break 135

Sync 3 Halve Your Meetings 141

Sync 4 Create a Social Meeting 151

Sync 5 Laugh 161

Sync 6 Energize Onboardings 171

Sync 7 Don't Be a Bad Boss 175

Sync 8 Know When to Leave People Alone 185

Part 3 Buzz

The Ten Secrets of Energized Teams

Introduction 193

Buzz 1 Frame Work as a Problem You're Solving 219

Buzz 2 Admit When You've Messed Up 225

Buzz 3 Keep Teams Lean 229

Buzz 4 Focus on the Issue, Not the People 237

Buzz 5 Introduce a Hack Week 243

Buzz 6 Ban Phones from Meetings 251

Buzz 7 Champion Diversity 257

Buzz 8 Replace Presenting with Reading 261

Buzz 9 Conduct a Pre-mortem 267

Buzz 10 Relax 273

Epilogue: #LoveWhereYouWork 279

Bibliography 285

Notes 289

Index 304

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