December 2015

Human needs and work

Alison Maitland's picture

What are the main ingredients of "a good work day"? According to research by Herman Miller Insight Group, the six key human needs are: Achievement, Autonomy, Purpose, Belonging, Security and Status. I was struck by how much this has in common with what we talk about in the book - especially the importance of management styles that enable people to achieve their full potential, with as much autonomy in their work as possible. 

The last rush hour?

Alison Maitland's picture

Fred Pilot, California-based author of Last Rush Hour, just interviewed Peter and me for a podcast about how work is changing in the 21st century. Fred is a healthcare specialist who now focuses on the decentralization of knowledge work - the topic of his book.

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