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Dinner with Professor Barry Schwartz - November 1st, 2018

East Bay Chapter, Berkeley-Haas Alumni Network

Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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Dinner with Professor, Author, and TED Presenter Barry Schwartz - Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Join us for a lively presentation and dialog with Haas Visiting Professor Barry Schwartz. The evening will be insightful for anyone who leads and manages others and wants to create a more effective and satisfying workplace or who want to improve the satisfaction of their own work.

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Date: Thursday November 1, 2018

Time: 6:30 – 9:00 PM

Location:The Faculty Club at U.C. Berkeley

Cost: $70 (includes buffet dinner and wine)

How We Think About Work is Broken: What Leaders Need to Know

Empirical evidence consistently shows that the profit leaders in industry after industry are the enterprises in which employees find meaning and engagement in what they do. Yet the overwhelming majority of adults throughout the world spend their work lives doing work they don't want to do in places they don't want to be.  

The reason: the most prevalent ways that leaders and managers organize and manage work is based on a flawed understanding of human nature and motivation.  People work for many reasons other than money; yet for many situations the way we structure the work and our penchant for performance bonuses and external incentives undermines performance and crowds out more potent internal motivators.  

The big question is “What can leaders do to improve the effectiveness of the workplace?”   

To learn more about Barry’s ideas see his TED talk  The way we think about work is broken

Questions: Contact David Sherman,

Barry Schwartz is an emeritus professor of psychology at Swarthmore College and a visiting professor at the Haas School of Business at Berkeley. He has spent forty years thinking and writing about the interaction between economics and human nature.  He has written several books that address aspects of this interaction, including The Battle for Human Nature, The Costs of Living, The Paradox of Choice, Practical Wisdom, and most recently, Why We Work. The Paradox of Choice was named one of the top business books of the year by both Business Week and Forbes Magazine, and has been translated into twenty-five languages. Schwartz has written for sources as diverse as The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Slate, Scientific American, The New Republic, the Harvard Business Review, and the Guardian. He has appeared on dozens of radio shows, including NPR’s Morning Edition, and Talk of the Nation, and has been interviewed on Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN), the PBS News Hour, The Colbert Report, and CBS Sunday Morning. Schwartz has spoken three times at the TED conference, and his TED talks have been viewed by more than 16 million people.

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Faculty Club
UC Berkeley
Minor Ln
Berkeley, CA 94720-6050

Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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