Make Meaningful Work – From Sleepwalking to Sparkle isn’t your average Ask the UXperts kind of title, but then nothing is ever particularly normal when it comes to Dan Szuc. He grabs life with both hands, gives it a shake, and hands it back all shiny and new. It’s an inspiring thing to be watch.
Dan didn’t let us down today.
Rather than our usual Q&A format, he asked us the questions and they weren’t easy ones.
The session was designed to get us thinking about the changes that we can make in our own work environments (and within our own selves) to ensure that we are getting (and giving) the most value possible.
Dan wrapped up with an impressive reading list, which I’ve curated here for your learning pleasure.
From Sleepwalking to Sparkle Dan Szuc
Make Meaningful Work Dan Szuc
The Great Tragedy of Speed David Whyte
Designing the Future of Business Dan Szuc
The Management Myth Matthew Stewart
What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team Charles Duhigg
GDP Is a Wildly Flawed Measure for the Digital Age Barry Libert and Megan Beck
If you’re going to vent about your problems, do it right Julia Case-Levine
Viktor Frankl on the Human Search for Meaning Maria Popova
Making Meaningful Things Together: Working Towards a Mature Business Dan Szuc and Josephine Wong
What Makes Work Meaningful — Or Meaningless Catherine Bailey and Adrian Madden
Delighting in the possible Zafer Achi and Jennifer Garvey Berger
If you didn’t make it because you didn’t know about it, make sure you join our community to get updates of upcoming sessions. If you’re interested in seeing what we discussed, or you want to revisit your own questions, here is a full transcript of the chat.
Thanks SO much for your time, your thoughts and your inspiration, Dan.
And thanks also to @jobot for joining.
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