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Author Chevez, Agustin, author.

Title The pilgrim's guide to the workplace / Agustin Chevez.

Publication Info. Singapore : Springer, [2022]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 157 pages) : color illustrations.
Series SpringerBriefs in business, 2191-5490
SpringerBriefs in business. 2191-5490
Access Open access GW5XE
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary This is an Open Access book. Hoping to incubate a unique idea about workplace design, Dr. Agustin Chevez walked in isolation for 42 days from Melbourne to Sydney. His pilgrimage delivered 34 Signposts, a collection of insights which hold the promise to guide us to a better place to work. While firmly positioned within the shifting context of work, the Signposts point away from reactive solutions with a short shelf life. Instead, these markers are infused with a diversity of thought instilled by Agustins pilgrimage and reclaim the forgotten qualities of solitude, boredom, adversity, and absurdity as mechanisms to deliver innovation and create improved working environments. On his way to Sydney Agustin relied on maps and people with local knowledge of the lands he traversed. Similarly, in this book, he consults people with local knowledge in various design disciplines, management, and technology as he navigates the many regions of the workplace and work practices covered by the Signposts. When he reaches the end of the known trails, he starts laying paths that take us closer to where the Signposts converge. Agustin writes from the perspective of a pilgrim, architect, workplace consultant, and researcher and invites you to join him as a fellow pilgrim. You will be rewarded with a journey that revisits our assumptions about the way we use space to host the ever-evolving notion of work an expedition leading not only to better versions of the workplace, but a better version of ourselves.
Contents Part 1 - The road less travelled -- Chapter 1 - Iguanas, isolation, and ideas -- Chapter 2 - About this book -- Chapter 3 Spoiler alert -- Chapter 4 A note on COVID-19 -- Part 2 The making of a pilgrimage -- Chapter 5 Anatomy of a pilgrimage -- Chapter 6 No pain, no gain -- Chapter 7 My two rules -- Chapter 8 The Herzog enigma -- Chapter 9 The idea -- Chapter 10 Why, and for which charity? -- Chapter 11 Having fun -- Chapter 12 Step one -- Chapter 13 Life at 4.6 km/hr -- Chapter 14 My backpack -- Chapter 15 Award winning scones -- Chapter 16 The good, the bad, and the ugly -- Chapter 17 Rubbish snakes -- Chapter 18 Where are the idiots? -- Chapter 19 Winds -- Chapter 20 The perfect day -- Chapter 21 The very last step -- Chapter 22 Mind lag -- Part 4 Real steps, virtual pilgrimage -- Chapter 23 Virtual pilgrimage, real pain -- Chapter 24 Dconstructing pilgrimages -- Chapter 25 El Camino Sisyphus style -- Chapter 26 Postcard from Pamplona -- Chapter 27 66 loops -- Part 5 Laying paths -- Chapter 28 Following signposts -- Chapter 29 Fork on the road -- Chapter 30 The wisdom of the locals -- Chapter 31 Lets go! -- Chapter 32 Your armchair Pilgrimage -- Chapter 33 On wilderness, carnivals, and foolishness -- Chapter 34 The art of timing and balance -- Chapter 35 The trails and territories of adversity -- Chapter 36 All roads lead to Rome -- Chapter 37 Getting there -- Part 6 Your creature -- Chapter 38 My iguana, your creature -- Acknowledgements -- Appendix A: List of Signposts -- Appendix B: Meet the locals -- Appendix C: Signpost calibration -- References.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed September 15, 2022).
Local Note Springer Nature Springer Nature Open Access eBooks
Subject Work environment.
Work environment. (OCoLC)fst01180270
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Original 9811947589 9789811947582 (OCoLC)1330406775
ISBN 9789811947599 (electronic bk.)
9811947597 (electronic bk.)
9789811947582
9811947589
Standard No. 10.1007/978-981-19-4759-9 doi
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