Mollie West Duffy

No Hard Feelings
  • No Hard Feelings

  • 'Full of lively illustrations and practical examples to show how you can harness emotions to become more creative, collaborative and productive' Adam Grant, author of Originals

    'A must-read' Susan Cain, author of Quiet

    How do you stop the office grouch ruining your day?
    How do you enjoy a holiday without obsessing over your inbox?
    Should you accept your colleague's request to follow you on Instagram?

    The modern workplace can be an emotional minefield, filled with confusing power structures and unwritten rules. We're expected to be authentic but not too authentic. Professional but not stiff. Friendly but not an oversharer.

    As organizational consultants and regular people, we know what it's like to experience uncomfortable emotions at work - everything from mild jealousy and insecurity to panic and rage. Ignoring or suppressing what you feel hurts your health and productivity but so does letting your emotions run wild.

    In this book we'll help you figure out which emotions to toss, which to keep to yourself, and which to express in order to be both happier and more effective. We'll share the latest research and helpful tips, and reveal the surprising reason why you'll actually be more healthier and focused if you're less passionate about your job.

    Drawing on what we've learned from behavioural economics, psychology and our own experiences at countless organizations, we'll show you how to bring your best self (and your whole self) to work every day.

Mollie West Duffy is an organizational designer at IDEO New York and she teaches an undergraduate Design Thinking class at Stanford's New York City Design School. She has helped companies and startups such as Casper develop good workplace culture. She writes a blog about startup culture, and has written for Quartz and the Stanford Social Innovation Review.