Optimization is the catchword proving itself the cornerstone of any corporate edifice or any other setup. One needs to know the tack to crack this Gordon knot for prudent survival. The writer waters down a snappy lingo to dissolve all incorrigible strategies making a riveting effect upon its readers. The author deserves kudos for his painstaking mammoth project since 1992 that then involved 2500 people in 460 companies growing to 350,000 individuals in 1000 companies around the globe.
How to nudge past others? Our energies and efforts get whittled away on account of incoherent approach. A meticulous and well orchestrated streamlining is merited to catalyze the process. ?I?ve been studying work complexity for more than a decade. From that research, I?ve designed a book of workarounds and shut-off valves ? ways to get around or stop the senseless stuff that comes at you every day?.
The author brandishes a warning ?Do not read cover-to-cover?. One needs to set precedence on selecting three or four chapters that warrant prima facie attention of the reader. At the rear end of the book lies the ?Do-less toolkit pages? to swish a magic-wand effect with ?one-page, tear-out summaries of the key tools and ideas that will help you do less and accomplish more?. The aphorisms in this section lend a lingering effect on account of its crispness. This section entails three key laws of workplace behaviour, ten candid truths ?about doing less and accomplishing more?. What does work tantamount to? Well in most of today'sworkplaces it is, ?figuring out what to do with finite time and attention, and infinite information and choices?. The author assures his readers that ?you have a lot more control over your workload than you think you do?It comes down to where and how you choose to focus your time and attention. No one but you controls those things?. Such is the succinctness of the aphorisms to get ingrained in the readers subconscious mind in turn to find implemented on itself during an appropriate space and time.
The book is partitioned into three sections ? daily rituals, career milestones and leader essentials. ?Daily rituals? provide oodles of tips to salvage everyday harangue. ?How to ignore most corporate communications?, ?how to delete 75 per cent of your emails? and ?how to deal with bosses who just ?don'tget it? are such badgering situations flummoxing all and sundry. ?Career milestones?, the second section augments a young aspirant'sdebacle ??How to figure out if your employer will work you harder, not smarter?, ?how to measure respect in a world of more-better-faster? and ?how to deal with the stupidity of performance appraisals?. The book offers no stratagem but a discerning strategy to catapult one'sefforts, often lying dormant and latent.
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