SHAPERS: Reinvent the Way You Work and Change the Future
By Jonas Altman
Due to be published by Wiley, August 2020
Hardcover and e-book
See your work from a whole new perspective and focus on what fulfils you
Now, more so than ever before, we are working in places, ways, and on things that were once the stuff of science fiction. Yet the reality is that most professionals are unhappy in their work. Whether you want to reset your career, strike out on your own, or just ignite more joy in what you do, in SHAPERS, author Jonas Altman shows readers how to create a working life that reveals meaning while rewriting our collective future.
A shaper is someone who becomes energised by work. The way they work provides for the highest expression of self. They lead deeper and more fulfilling lives because what they do every day serves them and the greater good.
Altman is a workologist who guides companies to leave politics and posturing behind in favour of transparent and trusting cultures. In SHAPERS he explains how, when we connect with something larger than ourselves, we enjoy the fruits of our labour as well as the journey – the sweat and the struggle. He describes how it’s the unyielding commitment to a purpose that gives shapers their shimmer. The benefits of this shine are plentiful: enhanced wellbeing, more community engagement, a healthier economy, better work for all, and a more beautiful world.
The stories and anecdotes in SHAPERS come from hundreds of interviews with innovators dedicated to improving our outdated system of work – trailblazers including CEOs, organisational designers, social psychologists, workplace strategists, and start-up entrepreneurs.
After decades facilitating culture-defining practices for leaders, Altman has written this new book to help readers benefit from his experience, including how to:
- Adopt the mindset for creativity, innovation, and boundless growth
- Amplify your career and inspire others to do the same
- Build fluid and engaged teams to work better together
- Become a better leader though the five new modes of leadership
- Learn what underpins the most resilient organisations in the world
“Now is an extraordinary time in which we can indulge the human spirit and our impulse to do the work that matters,” says Altman. “Instead of clinging to age-old attitudes, we have a ripe opportunity to reimagine work and our place in it. We have an unprecedented chance to renew ourselves in the work we do.”
For those seeking the freedom to approach work in their own unique way and become energised by what they do, SHAPERS is the ultimate guide.