首頁外文書人文心理勵志 〉Messy: How to Be Creative and Resilient in a Tidy-Minded World


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英國《金融時報》超人氣專欄作家提姆.哈福德(Tim Harford)新作!
暢銷書《親愛的臥底經濟學家》作者告訴您,為什麼人類應該要擁抱凌亂!

《給予:華頓商學院最啟發人心的一堂課》作者亞當.格蘭特推薦!


條理,似乎深植於每個人的潛意識中。
任何不明確、未經計畫或散亂的事物,都讓人覺得不安。
我們在系統、分類與條理中,才感到安心。

但有時候,條理的影響力過大,反而會帶來反效果:企業管理階層與政府官僚總是堅持,所有事情都需要標籤、數字或某種邏輯,卻落入不知變通的窘境。
過多的條理讓事情變得既僵硬又脆弱,而缺乏組織有時反而會帶來意想不到的結果!

汲取神經科學、心理學、社會科學,搭配實際例證,作者說明人類所重視的特質如熱誠、彈性與創造力,很大一部份產生於混亂與脫序!從亞馬遜公司創始人傑佛瑞.貝佐斯(Jeff Bezos)冒的風險,到金恩博士的演講、從會議室到教室,混亂都是人類創新的重要元素,甚至會帶來成功。

您將會發現,人類傾向於擁抱條理的習慣,可能削弱能量、阻止創新。
您將會了解,為什麼無預警更改的計畫或無法預見的突發事件,即使讓我們感到憤怒與焦慮,卻幫助我們產生新想法、創造新機會。

本書帶您了解擁抱混亂的眾多好處,讓事情保留即興創作的空間,增加可能性。當您不再死命地做計畫,或總是試圖控制成功,將會從中得到更多啟發。哈福特的理論提供許多潛在效益,讓人類時時走在創新的尖端!

The urge to tidiness seems to be rooted deep in the human psyche. Many of us feel threatened by anything that is vague, unplanned, scattered around or hard to describe. We find comfort in having a script to rely on, a system to follow, in being able to categorise and file away.

We all benefit from tidy organisation - up to a point. A large library needs a reference system. Global trade needs the shipping container. Scientific collaboration needs measurement units. But the forces of tidiness have marched too far. Corporate middle managers and government bureaucrats have long tended to insist that everything must have a label, a number and a logical place in a logical system. Now that they are armed with computers and serial numbers, there is little to hold this tidy-mindedness in check. It's even spilling into our personal lives, as we corral our children into sanitised play areas or entrust our quest for love to the soulless algorithms of dating websites. Order is imposed when chaos would be more productive. Or if not chaos, then . . . messiness.

The trouble with tidiness is that, in excess, it becomes rigid, fragile and sterile. In Messy, Tim Harford reveals how qualities we value more than ever - responsiveness, resilience and creativity - simply cannot be disentangled from the messy soil that produces them.

This, then, is a book about the benefits of being messy: messy in our private lives; messy in the office, with piles of paper on the desk and unread spreadsheets; messy in the recording studio, the laboratory or in preparing for an important presentation; and messy in our approach to business, politics and economics, leaving things vague, diverse and uncomfortably made-up-on-the-spot. It's time to rediscover the benefits of a little mess.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681345070002
ISBN 13 /9781408706756
ISBN 10 /140870675X
EAN /9781408706756

頁數336
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
成份




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