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Make work better.


How can we fix work? Each week we chat to scientists and experts to improve our jobs. The book of the show - The Joy of Work is a UK top 10 bestseller: amzn.to/2zsBuR8 Hosted by @brucedaisley. Contact the show

Eat Sleep Work Repeat Bruce Daisley

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Make work better.


How can we fix work? Each week we chat to scientists and experts to improve our jobs. The book of the show - The Joy of Work is a UK top 10 bestseller: amzn.to/2zsBuR8 Hosted by @brucedaisley. Contact the show

    Work Undone: what happens now? A discussion with Prof Dan Cable

    Work Undone: what happens now? A discussion with Prof Dan Cable

    "Purpose is something that can be found but cannot be given"


    For this episode I talk with London Business School professor Dan Cable about what work is going to look like in the future as we contemplate the fall out of coronavirus and homeworking. Clearly a lot of firms aren't going to make it through this completely unprecedented situation and to some extent maybe these discussions might seem like first world problems. The intention is to help us understand how we can use this moment to make work better - never waste a good crisis - as we say in the show.


    You can talk about this episode - and more - on our new forum.


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    Dr Laurie Santos' happiness course and podcast.


    Dan's book Alive at Work is a firm listener favourite.


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    Listen to Dan's podcast here


    READ: Dan talked about a paper saying bosses think less of workers they don't see. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 54 min
    A career of kindness - Christie Watson on nurse's lives

    A career of kindness - Christie Watson on nurse's lives

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    Well what a strange time we’re living through. I don’t what I can say that hasn’t already been said. So to some extent this episode is a distraction - something interesting to listen to from a profession that is always in our highest regard in times like this but too easily forgotten in easy times.


    Christie Watson is a trained nurse who spent 20 years working in hospitals across London. 


    She’s an Incredible testament to never allowing your creative spark to die. She explains to me how she wrote her first book - an award winning novel while studying a course in creative writing and working as a nurse - and also being a single mother. 


    The novel won the immensely prestigious Costa Book Award (a prize she didn’t know she was nominated for). Brilliantly she had to Google the prize when she got called to say she’d won it.


    Her book The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story is a remarkable tale of a job right in the heart of anxious families while retaining professional distance. I was interested what the job of nurse was like.


    We talk about privilege - mainly mine that I found her book so eyeopening about areas that i was oblivious to.


    It’s a beautiful account that has become a best seller because of the sympathy that runs through it. In one episode chrissie washes the hair of a recently deceased patient so that the smell of the burning that killed them won’t pollute the family’s last moment


    Christie's book A Language of Kindness. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 43 min
    Inside the 4 day week

    Inside the 4 day week

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    Second episode on the 4 day week. We go deep with someone who made the 4 day leap, Andrew Barnes' firm Perpetual Guardian made the shift to 4 days. He explains why some workers never told their partners, why others felt it transformed their experience of work and he gives the clear way to make a 4 day experiment work at your work.


    If you're interested in going shorter one of the best ways seems to be to try a summer experiment - maybe from May to September - so now is a good time to start the preparation. If you try it please get in touch to share your experience!


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    • 46 min
    The 4 Day Revolution: Harder, better, faster, *shorter*

    The 4 Day Revolution: Harder, better, faster, *shorter*

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    First of two new episodes on one theme. Until coronavirus swept the world the discussion of 2020 was about the future of work being based on working less to achieve more. There are two episodes on this today.


    Firstly former guest Alex Soojung Kim Pang talks about the research celebrating the benefits of working shorter (his book on the same subject came out this week). He spent the last 3 years going into firms that are using shorter working to build retention, productivity and creativity. He gives a clear roadmap of why you should consider working shorter, what the pitfalls are and what you could see as the benefit.


    The next episode looks at a case study of a company that went 4 days to improve productivity. What did they do and how did it work out?


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    • 31 min
    Inside Microsoft's cultural reinvention

    Inside Microsoft's cultural reinvention

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    When the biggest company in the world slipped from its throne how did a new CEO try to rescue it using culture. What did Satya Nadella do? How did it succeed, how did it fail? What can any of us do to change our company culture?


    Download the PDF of the episode's lessons.


    This episode draws on the outstanding paper by Herminia Ibarra, Aneeta Rattan and Anna Johnston from London Business School.


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    • 43 min
    Why should anyone listen to you? The power of messengers

    Why should anyone listen to you? The power of messengers

    "We used to think 'the medium is the message', now we know that the messenger is the message".


    Stephen Martin was the co-writer of one of my favourite books, Yes! so I was thrilled when I saw he had a new book, Messengers. He agreed to come on and talk about both books. How important are superficial aspects like appearance in our credibility. What is the one thing that we should do to make people like us more?


    We discuss decision architecture, how any of us can influence others and the constituent parts of the choices that we all make.


    Stephen - and his co-author, Joseph Marks are two of the most fascinating experts to help us interpret the complexities of trust and how we can foster a warmth in our own communication. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

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Personal advertising?

Removed the show because I got a personalized advertisement before the show. I really don’t want that!

JoshCrist ,

Insightful, entertaining and actionable 🙌

What it means to work and build a culture that empowers everyone to bring their best selves to work everyday is changing rapidly and this podcast is one of the best in the world at bringing together the ideas, people and topics that can help us shape a better future than we have today. Bruce and his style make each conversation and episode empowering and fun to listen to. Highly recommend listening and subscribing to Eat Sleep Work Repeat!!

Jason W Miller ,

Thought Provoking

This is probably the most thought provoking and work life changing podcast I have found. Every episode inspires me to make important tweaks to my work unit. Bruce chooses the most cutting edge issues and uses his masterful interview skills to get to the heart of the matter.

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