David Sturt Releases GREAT WORK: HOW TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE PEOPLE LOVE
In a world demanding more innovation faster from every organization, Great Work: How To Make a Difference People Love (McGraw-Hill Professional), is a landmark guide released today to help people everywhere become the catalysts for positive change their organizations need. The book, by employee engagement expert David Sturt with the O.C. Tanner Institute, mixes inspiration and aspiration with scientific research and profound business insights to help people ideate, innovate and deliver meaningful contributions at work.
Great Work is filled with stories of real people in real jobs who did what was asked and then added something extra to deliver better-than-asked-for results. Sturt's insights come from The Great Work Study that includes an analysis of 1.7 million records of award-winning work from O.C. Tanner's files; a survey of more than 1,000 employees, supervisors and beneficiaries of great work; and more than 200 one-on-one interviews with people who made a difference.
The book is a quick, entertaining read that goes beyond merely inspiring people to make a difference by laying out two key mindsets and five skills difference makers use to create work that peers, leaders and customers love. The book will help readers learn:
- Simple but powerful skills: Five intuitive and doable skills that will dramatically increase your chances of creating great work no matter who you are or what your job is.
- Innovation is for everybody: You don't have to choose the perfect career or "do what you love" to enjoy your work. Most of the fulfillment we experience comes from making a difference with the jobs we have.
- We can work with what we've got: If we think we're in a situation where great work isn't possible, we limit ourselves. All innovation involves starting with the good that already exists, and then adding new value through improvements that benefit others.
"The five skills in Great Work profoundly increase the likelihood of anyone, from any background, being able to deliver a difference people love," Sturt says. "I hope readers come away knowing there's great work only they can do, and the world needs them to do it."