In his powerful new audiobook, internationally acclaimed change agent and simplifier Bill Jensen maps your future and the future of work as no one else could. What are your toughest choices as you lead yourself and others into the future? Jensen has spent years studying that one question, and Future Strong answers it fully, simply, powerfully.
It would be so much easier to do great work if not for pointless bureaucracies, outdated technologies, and deeply irrational rules. These things are killing us. Frustrating? Hell, yes. But take heart. Today’s top performers are taking matters into their own hands: bypassing sacred structures, using forbidden tools, and ignoring silly corporate edicts. In other words, they are hacking work to increase their efficiency and job satisfaction.
Survival fact: The people who will succeed today are those who figure out how to benefit from, or take advantage of, continuous disarray, disorder and disruption. Welcome to the age of continuous personal disruption. When even the most basic daily routines get swept up in a storm of ambiguity. When nothing is certain. When there is no perfect decision to be made. That’s why author Bill Jensen identified the 25 habits most necessary for success in today’s crazy world.
Why work harder than you have to? One manager kept his senior execs happy by secretly hacking into the company’s database, providing them the reports they needed in one-third the time. Hacking is a powerful solution to every stupid procedure, tool, rule, and process we are forced to endure. Benevolent hackers are saving business from itself. It would be so much easier to do great work if not for lingering bureaucracies, outdated technologies, and deeply irrational rules and procedures.
Companies are not designed to help us get our work done. Often there's an easier way of doing our work but approval processes are slow and ideas stagnate. It's only a select group of people, "hackers" as Bill Jensen calls them, who rise up and force change with their own ideas and without permission. If used benevolently, the workarounds will become company-wide and increase the workers' happiness and their free time.