I picked this up because of the title and the subject had epitome of what I enjoyed most about Sarah Knight’s “Get Your Sh*t Together.” Designing Your Work Life is all about reframing your way of thinking and focusing on what you can do to make your life even just a little bit better; how to make it good enough, for now. This is a great book for younger full time workers who are struggling with their current work lives and need expert advice and guides on how to stay positive and motivated at work, or even see if the work that you are doing if what you should be doing. — Kirstin Swartz
When Designing Your Life was published in 2016, Stanford’s Bill Burnett and Dave Evans taught readers how to use design thinking to build meaningful, fulfilling lives (“Life has questions. They have answers.” –The New York Times). The book struck a chord, becoming an instant #1 New York Times bestseller. Now, in DESIGNING YOUR WORK LIFE: How to Thrive and Change and Find Happiness at Workthey apply that transformative thinking to the place we spend more time than anywhere else: work.
DESIGNING YOUR WORK LIFE teaches readers how to create the job they want—without necessarily leaving the job they already have.
“Increasingly, it’s up to workers to define their own happiness and success in this ever-moving landscape,” they write, and chapter by chapter, they demonstrate how to build positive change, wherever you are in your career. Whether you want to stay in your job and make it a more meaningful experience, or if you decide it’s time to move on, Evans and Burnett show you how to visualize and build a work-life that is productive, engaged, meaningful, and more fun.
About the Author
BILL BURNETT is the executive director of the Stanford Design Program, and was a product leader for Apple's groundbreaking PowerBook business. He directs the undergraduate and graduate program in design at Stanford. DAVE EVANS is the Codirector of the Stanford Life Design Lab, and a cofounder of Electronic Arts, one of the world's largest interactive entertainment companies. He holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford.