Work Life

Surviving and Thriving in the Modern Office

Author: Molly Erman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989888240

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 2764


In the modern workplace, corner offices and water coolers have given way to open layouts and office dogs. But while the workplace itself is changing, what it takes to be a good employee and reliable coworker remains steadfast. From maximizing your productivity to navigating office dating and communal kitchens, Work Life is a handbook for the modern office--whatever yours looks like

Death by PowerPoint

A Modern Office Survival Guide

Author: Michael Flocker

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780306815126

Category: Humor

Page: 219

View: 6524


Presents a humorous approach to coping in the business world, with advice on deciphering corporate "buzz" words, reading between the lines on e-mail, and dealing with unpredictable bosses and eccentric coworkers.

The Problems of Work

Scientology Applied to the Work-a-day World

Author: L. Ron Hubbard

Publisher: Bridge Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 1457210932

Category: Scientology

Page: 106

View: 7185


SYNOPSIS As L. Ron Hubbard describes in this book, life is composed of seven-tenths work, one-tenth familial, one-tenth political and one-tenth relaxation. Here, then, is Scientology applied to that seven-tenths of existence including the answers to Exhaustion and the Secret of Efficiency. Here, too, is the analysis of life itself—a game composed of exact rules. Know them and you succeed. The Problems of Work contains technology no one can live without, and that can immediately be applied by anyone in the workaday world. FULL DESCRIPTION Life is composed of seven-tenths work, one-tenth familial, one-tenth political and one-tenth relaxation. Here, then, is Scientology applied to that crucial seven-tenths of existence. The Problems of Work contains the senior principles and laws which apply to every endeavor, every problem of work. For they are the discoveries which lay bare the core of these problems and explain the very fabric of life itself. The breakthroughs detailed here include: The Anatomy of Confusion—and its cure The Doctrine of the Stable Datum—the most fundamental law of work, and living The Anatomy of Control—and how to turn “bad control” to good The Anatomy of Life as a Game—and the rules by which it is played The “Secret” of Efficiency The most fundamental elements of life—Affinity, Reality and Communication And, the rock bottom cause of Exhaustion, with the powerful Scientology processes that return the energy of youth Here, then, is not only technology to bring stability to the workplace, but the magic processes to return joy itself to all of life. For this is Scientology.

Shoot the Puppy

A Survival Guide to the Curious Jargon of Modern Life

Author: Tony Thorne

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141963999

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 6526


Are you a bobo or a wombat? Are you tempted by infobia or to kick dead whales up the beach? If your answer to any of these questions is 'What are you talking about?', then you definitely need a copy of Shoot the Puppy. Amusing, informative and newly updated for 2007, it guides the reader through the ever-growing heap of contemporary jargon from around the English-speaking world, showing where it comes from, what it means, and what it tells us about our contemporary world.

Rules for Modern Life

A Connoisseur's Survival Guide

Author: Sir David Tang

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241258529

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 2636


Do gentlemen wear shorts? What are the rules regarding interior decor in a high-security prison? Is it ever acceptable to send Valentine's cards to one's pets? The twenty-first century is an age of innumerable social conundrums. Around every corner lies a potential faux pas waiting to happen. But if you've ever struggled for the right response to an unwelcome gift or floundered for conversation at the dinner party from hell, fear not: help is at hand. In Rules for Modern Life, Sir David Tang, resident agony uncle at the Financial Times, delivers a satirical masterclass in navigating the social niceties of modern life. Whether you're unsure of the etiquette of doggy bags or wondering whether a massage room in your second home would be de trop, Sir David has the answer to all your social anxieties - and much more besides.

On the Job

Design and the American Office

Author: Donald Albrecht,Chrysanthe Broikos,National Building Museum (U.S.)

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 1568982410

Category: Design

Page: 161

View: 1999


American work spaces have gone through remarkable and extensive changes since 1900, thanks to the forces of technology, real estate, and finance, as well as evolving ideas on office organization and management. Innovations as commonplace as air conditioning and fluorescent lighting have had a profound impact, as have more recent phenomena such as virtual offices and telecommuting. On the Job: Design and the American Office presents office design throughout the 20th century through full-color contemporary and period photos, advertisements, and product manuals. Topics include the representation of the office in popular culture, the evolution of the workstation and its emphasis on ergonomics and productivity, office design as a reflection of corporate culture from Larkin to Chiat/Day, and office architecture as a mirror of current business models. Informative writing by Stanley Abercrombie, Thomas Hine, Phil Patton, and James S. Russell complements the illustrations.

Hip Tranquil Chick

A Guide to Life on and Off the Yoga Mat

Author: Kimberly Wilson

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1930722710

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 165

View: 2806


A guide to creative, mindful, and stylish living for modern fashionistas explains yoga philosophy while demonstrating how to incorporate a yogic practice into everyday life, in a reference that covers such topics as how to solidify a community by hosting parties, finding a meaningful career, and responsible money management. Original.