Keep Work Human

An Unconventional Guide to a Meaningful Work Experience

Photo by Nikola Jovanovic on Unsplash
  • What about work is not human?
  • When did work start becoming inhuman? Why?
  • What does it mean to have a human work experience?
  • How does an inhuman work experience change our relationship to work?
Landing page for review readers with link to draft in progress.

Why write in public?

I am choosing to work on this project publicly for two reasons.

Stay Accountable to the Urge

I have wanted to write a book for more than 8 years. After a long walk this week the book I had inside of me began to emerge as a series of stories that aligned around a burning dissatisfaction that I’ve had in the workplace at different points in my career.

Two are Better than One

This book is for other people. I want it to be helpful. I am choosing to bring others along to offer feedback, discuss ideas, and validate its usefulness before it gets released.

What’s the book about?

This book is about learning to navigate the daily grind with dignity and how to create a meaningful work experience in today’s remote work lifestyle.

Who is the book for?

This book is for people who care about people.

What’s inside?

The book will be a a collection of stories to help readers reflect on their own humanity and their coworkers humanity at work.

Chapter Outline

  1. The Human Experience
  2. Rugged ColecoVision
  3. Droids, Terrorists, and Bullies
  4. Diving Deep into the Heart of Danger
  5. The Race to Boring
  6. Figuring out How to Disagree
  7. The One with the Cop
  8. The One with the Karmann Ghia and Stormtrooper
  9. Eat Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwiches
  10. Take Your Clothes off Outside
  11. Fart at the Table
  12. Big Hills and Milk Spills
  13. Share Your Bed with Strangers
  14. Get the Stick Out of Your Butt
  15. Chest Hair and the Man of Steel
  16. Robert’s Rules of Order
  17. You are Most Definitely Drunk
  18. It is Rocket Science
  19. The White Flag
  20. Playing IN the Game
  21. Mining O.R.E.
  22. 21 Tips to Beat a Dead Horse

When will the book be finished?

My goal is to have this project completed in 90 days and ready for sale on Amazon this fall. This is my first book. It’s going to be a learning process.

In Summary

Keep Work Human is an unconventional guide to creating a more meaningful work experience even while working remote. The book will be written in public over the next 90 days. I’d love to have some humans on join me.

Project leader. Product thinker. Write about human things. Find me at justinzack.com

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