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Does your work suck? A book for people with jobs that drive them to drink…

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Andy Golding, Employee Experience Specialist at Still Human, for her weekly business book review.

Golding spoke about her book “We Are Still Human - And Work Shouldn't Suck”.

Description on Loot.co.za:

When Andy Golding and Brad Shorkend, authors of “We Are Still Human - And Work Shouldn't Suck”, started typing “My job makes me…” this is how Google finished the search for them:

  • my job makes me miserable

  • my job makes me depressed and anxious

  • my job makes me cry

  • my job makes me sick to my stomach

  • my job makes me suicidal

  • my job makes me feel worthless

  • my job makes me angry

  • my job makes me drink

YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING?!!!

This was the authors' immediate reaction when they saw these prompts from Google (so many people had previously searched all of these that Google assumed they were going to as well).

Consider how many millions of people need to have typed in these particular statements relating to their jobs for this to occur?

Are you feeling uncomfortable as you read them?

Either because you feel the same way, or because you lead, own or work in a business full of people and, if you’re brutally honest with yourself, you may realise that this is quite possibly precisely how they feel.

Do you have any tangible or quantifiable measure for how much this may be enhancing or diminishing your business bottom line?

Most importantly; do you know what to do to impact this meaningfully?

Do you know how to create that work doesn’t suck (Step 1) and, even better, is AWESOME (Step 2)?

Shorkend and Golding are the co-founders of “Still Human”.

They help businesses around the world remain relevant by creating exceptional employee experiences and being innovation-ready always, ultimately becoming “Companies Behaving Awesomely”.

For more detail listen to the interview in the audio below.

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This article first appeared on 702 : Does your work suck? A book for people with jobs that drive them to drink…


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