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Well Worth a Read.
on 16 March 2017
Having spent some time away from work for a couple of years, I wanted to read up on any new ideas. To be honest, there aren't that many and I read the book in an evening. That said, having had a number of years experience of working in organisations, I can say this book does provide highly accurate observations of office life and those who work in them, so if you're new to the world of office work this book will be very useful.
What I did find though was that although the book had a lot of good ideas about what to do it seemed a bit thin on how you should do them. For example, just how do you "keep your ear to the ground" if you've not done this before or doesn't come easy to you? It tells you to watch out for hidden agendas but if you've no experience of that, this book won't tell you how. There's also some contradictory advice: first it suggests you should work half the day and spend the other half finding out about the organisation, people and cultivating relationships, but later in the book it suggests you need to be prepared to burn the midnight oil to help get ahead.
That said, it *does* tell you the rules of work, some obvious and some less so, and overall it is, as I've said, highly accurate. Each rule is about a page or two long and it cuts to the chase, no fluff, no filler, just straightforward, clear explanations. It's a great introduction and will help you identify what you need to know more about. Well worth a read.