I love the idea of a Seven day weekend. I often wonder why work and it's overload of stress is taking over my life.
I have also wondered why we can't have more fun at work, an I don't just mean the quarterly "just for fun" activity that the HR Dept puts together! We need to have more fun all the time, not just on an approved schedule.
I'm looking forward to hearing his ideas. I doubt that the company where I work would ever implement nay of these ideas, but there's hope for my own fledgling company as well as my ministry to break out of the moldy mold and break new ground.
The whole concept fascinates me! Can you imagine the freedom to find your strengths all while working for one company? I work for a pretty extraordinary organization, and I'm working hard to find my bliss -- but things like org structures and constrictive job descriptions are getting in my way. The idea of being able to contribute and do meaningful work -- that I'm really good at -- and not have to try to find that job by guessing at positions based on a two paragraph job description? Oh, why can't I be located in Brazil?
This was my first week in the book discussion and I enjoyed it tremendously!
I am most impressed with my first title as it falls right in with my own way of thinking and directing a rural library that I coordinate. I have always found that a decentralized work environment is much more successful and stress free than a structured, centralized work arena.
This book encourages a way of life that integrates work into your entire week, not just 9 to 5 or whatever your hours are supposed to be. As long as there is a balance, that is great. The problem arises when it over encompasses the play with the rest of your family, and that's when I would call it WORKAHOLISM, to always have work on the brain. Whether for yourself as entrepreneur or for a company that fosters intrapreneurialism, it is still a danger. I do want to read the rest of this book to learn their methods and try to apply some of them to my next career.