From Kim Scott, author of the revolutionary New York Times bestseller Radical Candor, comes Just Work: Get Sh*t Done, Fast & Fair—how we can recognize, attack, and eliminate workplace injustice—and transform our careers and organizations in the process.
We—all of us—consistently exclude, underestimate, and underutilize huge numbers of people in the workforce even as we include, overestimate, and promote others, often beyond their level of competence. Not only is this immoral and unjust, it's bad for business. Just Work is the solution.
Just Work is Kim Scott's new book, revealing a practical framework for both respecting everyone’s individuality and collaborating effectively. This is the essential guide leaders and their employees need to create more just workplaces and establish new norms of collaboration and respect.
About the Author
KIM SCOTT is the co-founder of an executive education firm and workplace comedy series, The Feedback Loop, based on her perennially bestselling book, Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Humanity. Kim was a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and other tech companies. She was a member of the faculty at Apple University and before that led operations teams for AdSense, YouTube, and Doubleclick at Google. Kim was a senior policy advisor at the FCC, managed a pediatric clinic in Kosovo, started a diamond cutting factory in Moscow, and was an analyst on the Soviet Companies Fund. She lives with her family in Silicon Valley.
"Urgent and actionable, this passionate manifesto will be a welcome addition to any leader’s desk." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Just Work [is] presented with thoughtful clarity and sensitivity. … Scott’s advice is rooted firmly in common sense, with a nod to the realities of human nature.” -- Booklist
"If you've been wringing your hands or hiding your head in the sand about the issues of injustice in your workplace (yes, yours!), this is the book to read. You will learn how to recognize and eradicate the bias, bad behavior and discrimination that is holding back your team and company from succeeding at the highest levels possible." --Sarah Kunst, Managing Director of Cleo Capital
"It's about time someone tackled this thorny subject. Bravo! Many workplaces get tangled up or ignore the issues when dealing with bias and difference. Thank goodness for Kim Scott and her dose of candor, offering us not just the words, but the courage and compassion required to deal with conflicting points of view. Just Work holds our hands, kicks our butts and shows us how." --Beth Comstock, author, Imagine It Forward, and former Vice Chair, GE
"Just Work left me optimistic that we can create just workplaces. Kim Scott carefully explains how bias, prejudice and bullying undermine all organizations--even those with the best of intentions—and provides an actionable system for countering each. Her acknowledgment that none of us—herself included—are free of this behavior marks an important starting point for a difficult but necessary conversation." --Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University
"Packed with stories from Scott’s career, Just Work offers a solutions-focused perspective on #MeToo, acknowledging that gender injustice doesn’t exist in a vacuum and broadening the frame to consider diversity and inclusion writ large. Each of us has an important role in creating a fair and reasonable workplace. When we play that role and create the conditions for others to do the same, we can create real change today in the place where most of us spend most of our time--at work." --Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation
"Many books describe how to create a better workplace. What makes Just Work exceptionally interesting and valuable is that Kim Scott vividly describes specific situations: experiences she went through herself or saw happen to people around her; actions she did—or didn’t—take, both as an employee and as a boss; and conversations she regrets having or not having. From lessons she learned the hard way, Kim Scott presents a practical framework for how to make work more just." --Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project
"In this powerful and perceptive book, Kim Scott offers a bold vision — a workplace where respect and collaboration prevail over domination and conformity. Just Work is a sparkling combination of moral courage and practical solutions. It belongs on the shelves — and in the hearts and minds — of leaders everywhere.”
--Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times bestselling author of When and Drive
"In debates over workplace inequality, we don’t talk enough about the 'how' — how to respond to a boss or coworker who acts unfairly, how exactly that person should change their behavior. Just Work helps answer the how. Kim Scott provides actionable, effective ways for fighting discrimination and harassment with engagement, collaboration, and respect." --Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org