This month we read and discussed Invisibles: The Unsung Heroes of the Workplace by David Zweig.
We were lucky enough to have Zweig join us during the hangout and learn more about the behind-the-scenes idea-generation work and research.
One of Zweig’s major points that he investigates in the book is understanding what drives us as workers. For the “Invisibles” that he profiled, it was very much less about receiving any kind of recognition for their excellent work and more about the thrill of the challenge and enjoying the responsibility entrusted to them. In today’s culture of constant validation and self-promotion, he argues, we could all learn a thing or two from the Invisibles’ way of approaching work.
Read our more detailed discussion notes here.
Our next discussion will take place on September 9 at 1pm ET to talk about Designing for Performance by Lara Callender Hogan.
You can have a look at our reading list if you want to add titles you would like us to consider for future meetings.
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