Deeply researched, connected thinking, practical guidance and relevant to our times.
Annette Gann and Kelly Milburn’s ‘Feel Good. Do Good. Work’ could not have come at a better time. A handbook on how to feel good and do good, blend work and life, live and work to a higher purpose. It’s a great guide for organisations concerned about societal impact and broader stewardship (indeed 10% of book proceeds go to charitable causes).
This is a very thorough book, with considered and connected thinking across disciplines.
Big ideas are rooted in practical guidance, a digest of solid deep research from a broad field. Learning from psychology, organisational development, economics, employee engagement, workplace behaviour, spirituality – along with examples from businesses and organisations such as Greggs, Adnams, Highways England and the Care Quality Commission.
This rich content is well-consolidated. Each chapter ends with a recap and some practical points.
I warmed especially to well-rounded content close to my own themes of belonging and culture – and the notion that belonging is, in part, a compromise “But how far should you allow compromise to penetrate into the very essence of what makes you you?” Ah, the dilemma of our personal and shared identity in belonging.
This is a nuanced view on purpose, values, habits and the balance between individual and organisational imperatives.