You probably look at cubicle walls and wonder, who the hell designed these ugly monstrosities? But that's not even the point. Why would any company put their valued employees in these little human pens?
Do they really care about what I think, and if they do then why don't they ask for my opinion?
If you've ever worked in a cubicle, you probably have had these thoughts. The corporate world often does what is easy instead of what is right.
There have been signs of corporate culture changing in large and small companies, but it doesn't seem to happen fast enough.
I'm trying to push the change. It's difficult to steer the stubborn elephants to consistently use work happiness methods. We needed to bottom out, which I hope happened in 2008. We need major changes in the infrastructure of American companies. It's time for a shift in the way we communicate, think of work processes, treat each other, and have fun at work.
For those of you who can't wait for the change to take effect, "Escape from Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur" is the perfect book for you. Check out the first chapter right here.
This guide to starting your own business gives you stories from which you can learn, tips for creating your plan, and strategies on how to implement your ideas so you have a better chance of success.
Pam Slim the author created a well rounded book that will help people escape their dreaded cubicles. I've read about a lot of these concepts on her blog, but the book gave me advice that was new.
As most of you know, I'm in the process of building my business foundation in order to expand my own company. I'm excited to be out there, helping companies improve their work environment, but I can always improve. EfCN taught me a few lessons about subjects that I had failed to research - insurance is one of my weaknesses. I'm still young and don't go to the doctor very often so it hasn't been a priority, but I understand that I need to stay on top of this otherwise I might get burned by a bad choice.
So for those of you who have been laid off, fired, or bribed to leave (or maybe you just hate your job) then pick this book up and find out how you can succeed on your own.
Building Your Dream Business
Working for yourself is not for everyone. There are some great companies to work for (Google, Southwest Airlines, and Zappos to name a few), but many of you probably have a dream of creating your own hours and answering to no one. If this describes you then this book may be just what you need.
When you read this book you will gain a better understanding of some of the problems and joys that will occur before you start your own business. As you know, it won't be easy.
Don't forget, once you start your own business then bring me in. I'll help you create a culture that doesn't force your employees to buy this book and want to start their own business. 🙂
Sage advice is hard to come by and one of my favorite bloggers/philosophers is Lance of Jungle of life.
You need some quick work happiness advice every now and again then try me out on Twitter - @workhappynow.
If you enjoyed this review then check out:
- Personal Development for Smart People - Book Review
- Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It, Book Review
- Your Company Should Do Annual Career Counseling
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