• Why We Work

  • An Eye-Opening Tour of the Purpose of Work in Our Lives
  • By: Barry Schwartz
  • Narrated by: Barry Schwartz
  • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins

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Publisher's Summary

One Day University presents a series of audio lectures recorded in real time from some of the top minds in the United States. Given by award-winning professors and experts in their field, these recorded lectures dive deep into the worlds of religion, government, literature, and social justice.

Why do we work? The question seems so simple. But Professor Barry Schwartz will demonstrate that the answer is surprising, complex, and urgent. His class is an eye-opening, groundbreaking tour of the purpose of work in our lives, showing how work operates in our culture, including a focus on how people can find their own path to happiness in the workplace. 

We've long been taught that the reason we work is primarily for a paycheck. In fact, we've shaped much of the infrastructure of our society to accommodate this belief. Then why are so many people dissatisfied with their work, despite healthy compensation? And why do so many people find immense fulfillment and satisfaction through menial jobs? 

Professor Barry Schwartz explores why so many believe that the goal for working should be to earn money, how we arrived to believe that paying workers more leads to better work, and why this has made our society confused, unhappy, and has established a dangerously misguided system. Through fascinating studies and compelling anecdotes Why We Work by Barry Schwartz dispels the myths of work. It takes us through hospitals and hair salons, auto plants, and boardrooms, showing workers from all walks of life, showcasing the trends and patterns that lead to more fulfilling workplaces.

This audio lecture includes a supplemental PDF.

©2021 Barry Schwartz (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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