Why work harder than you have to? One manager kept his
senior execs happy by secretly hacking into the company’s database to give them
the reports they needed in one third of the time. Hacking is a powerful
solution to every stupid procedure, tool, rule, and process we are forced to
endure at the office. Benevolent hackers are saving business from itself.
It would be so much easier to do great work if not for
lingering bureaucracies, outdated technologies, and deeply irrational rules and
procedures. These things are killing us.
Frustrating? Yes. But take heart—there’s an army of heroes
coming to the rescue.
Today’s top performers are taking matters into their own
hands: bypassing sacred structures, using forbidden tools, and ignoring silly
corporate edicts. In other words, they are hacking work to increase their
efficiency and job satisfaction. Consultant Bill Jensen teamed up with hacker
Josh Klein to expose the cheat codes that enable people to work smarter instead
of harder. Once employees learn how to hack their work, they accomplish more in
less time. They cut through red tape and circumvent stupid rules.
For instance, Elizabeth’s bosses wouldn’t sign off on her
plan to improve customer service. So she made videotapes of customers
complaining about what needed fixing and posted them on YouTube. Within days,
public outcry forced senior management to reverse its decision.
reveals powerful technological and social hacks and shows readers how to apply
them to sidestep bureaucratic boundaries and busywork. It’s about making the
system work for you, not the other way around, so you can take control of your
workload, increase your productivity, and help your company succeed-in spite of
itself. Download and start listening now!