Burnout, stress and dissatisfaction are increasingly becoming the norm for far too many workers. But it doesn’t have to be this way, says Bruce Daisley. Up until January 2020, Daisley was Twitter’s most senior employee outside of the US.
In his new book, Eat Sleep Work Repeat, Daisley provides 30 simple changes to make work more enjoyable, meaningful and rewarding for yourself and your team. These accessible changes fall into three buckets: recharge, sync and buzz.
Daisley recently shared with us insights on workplace culture—including his favorite research-backed tip for recharging yourself and making work “less awful.”
What inspired you to create a podcast and then write a book about how to make work better?
This might be an uncomfortable thing for me to say, but I suspect that in many ways, modern work is a lie. We’ve got this situation that we’ve all created: Half of all the people who work in offices report feeling burned out. It’s almost like someone has hacked work to make it terrible for us.