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The Redesigning and Redefining Work Summit (RRW) is an INVITATION ONLY summit at Stanford University to present new and innovative research and generate dialog among diverse perspectives to create a new platform for the design and definition of work for the twenty-first century.  The RRW Summit will bring together one hundred and fifty top academic researchers, corporate leaders, policy makers, and media representatives to set a research-based agenda for redesigning work.
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Friday, November 8 • 2:55pm - 3:15pm
Leslie Perlow, Harvard Business School

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Change the work, not the people: A new approach to creating better work and better lives

The work world has become more global, more technologically advanced and hyper efficient. As a result, work is invading our personal lives. There are many individual practices and organizational policies geared at helping individuals better accommodate the demands of work.  This presentation will focus, in contrast, on how teams can change the work itself to result in more control and predictability for individuals.  The surprising finding: these changes also result in more efficient and effective work outcomes.

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Leslie Perlow

Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership in Organizational Behavior, Harvard Business School
Leslie Perlow is the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership in the Organizational Behavior area at the Harvard Business School. She currently teaches Authentic Leadership Development in the MBA program and runs a doctoral seminar on the craft of qualitative inductive research. She recently published a new book, Sleeping with your smartphone: How to break the 24-7 habit and change the way you work.  Professor Perlow’s research... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 2:55pm - 3:15pm
McCaw Hall, Stanford Alumni Center 326 Galvez Street, Stanford