Making Work Work: New Strategies for Surviving and Thriving at the Office

Making Work Work: New Strategies for Surviving and Thriving at the Office

by Julie Morgenstern
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Making Work Work: New Strategies for Surviving and Thriving at the Office by Julie Morgenstern

Maintaining control in today's hectic workplace is a challenge — everything is lean, competitive, and uncertain. What does it take to survive? Must you sign away your life in blood? Live in fear of being fired? Quit your job and move to the countryside? Not at all.

Through the mastery of nine essential skills, Morgenstern shows how small changes in your thinking and behavior will help you achieve the seemingly impossible — boost your value, increase your job security, and afford you the time to still have a life. Morgenstern has helped clients of all levels take control of their work lives in every industry imaginable. This book mirrors the individual consulting services she provides by showing you how to start with yourself and then tackle the more complex external issues of working relationships and the job.

With insight and warmth, Morgenstern gives fresh "grab-and-go" strategies such as:

  • Avoid e-mail for the first hour of the day. It's addictive and steals your most productive time.

  • Trust your truth. Never undervalue your unique self, skills, and point of view.

  • Beware multitasking. Scattering your efforts makes for a longer day.

  • "Dance close to the revenue line." Making and saving money is where your greatest value lies.

  • "Crunch the container." Shorten your workday by thirty minutes and you will get more done.

Making Work Work transcends industries, job titles, and even economic climates. With the process taught in this book, you will feel less trapped and more in charge — you'll able to make a bad situation better, restore a formerly good situation, or search for a job that's a better fit for who you are.

With Morgenstern's guidance you can find a way to make work work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781413290257
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Trade
Publication date: 09/07/2004
Pages: 249
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Julie Morgenstern, founder and owner of Task Masters, is the author of the New York Times bestseller Organizing from the Inside Out and Time Management from the Inside Out. Her column, "Getting Organized," appears monthly in O, The Oprah Magazine. A speaker, media expert, and corporate spokesperson, she lives in New York City.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Typically, the mentoring process is a two-way dialogue that takes place over lunch, in the gym or on the phone. But author Julie Morgenstern changes the traditional mentoring model. Speaking out from the printed page, she mentors by remote. Morgenstern offers useful career guidance and concise tips, organized as concrete 'Grab and Go Strategies.' Her colorful examples, logical chapter summaries and chatty case histories make her book outstanding. Occasionally, her advice is repetitive, but overall it¿s hard to find fault, because she is so clearly smart, thoughtful and on your side. We recommend this mentor¿s manual to every professional, including the overworked, self-employed and underemployed.