My name is Dr. Jennie Byrne and I am the author of Work Smart: Use Your Brain and Behavior to Master the Future of Work. I wrote this book because I heard so many of my colleagues and friends talking about going back to “normal” work after the pandemic and was upset. Why aren’t they seeing the opportunity to start the Future of Work now?
My hope is that, in reading this book, you will learn a little science about how human brains and behavior work, and you will learn a lot about how the workplace can be better. I hope to instill in you the same sort of passion and excitement that I have for creating a new workplace that is more humanistic and equitable. Ultimately, I want you to see this book as a tool to help you work smarter rather than work harder.
In this book, you’ll learn about how to (1) manage your time aggressively and intentionally, (2) relearn how to communicate in the digital age, and (3) cultivate empathy and challenge assumptions.