Over half of US workers hate their jobs, and most of this unhappiness seems to come from dysfunctional organizational structures. What if, instead of causing misery, an organization was designed to create happiness among its workers? I’ll talk about the research I’ve been doing on this subject for the past several years, companies I’ve visited, how I’ve struggled against my own preconceptions and limitations, the surprising number of others who are pushing on the same ideas and writing books on the subject, a few things I’ve found that seem like answers, and the questions that continue to accumulate. You should come away with a new perspective on what could be possible with organizations of the (near) future.
Bruce Eckel (born July 8, 1957) is the author of numerous books and articles about computer programming. He also gives frequent lectures and seminars for computer programmers. His best known works are Thinking in Java and Thinking in C++, aimed at programmers wanting to learn the Java or C++ programming languages, particularly those with little experience of object-oriented programming. Eckel was a founding member of the ANSI/ISO C++ standard committee. He has since made both the forementioned books available for all to download freely. However, his most recent book – the 4th edition of Thinking in Java – is no longer available in a free electronic form.
As always, after the talk, there will be a bit to eat, something to drink and a lot to talk about.
Disclaimer: This event will be held in English.