[Work Like a Woman] E–pub Ó Mary Portas
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I feel as though I ve just read a book that could have been great with the right editor Or a feel as though I ve just read a book that could have been great with the right editor Or a outline The book is art memoir Report Of The Executive Committee In Charge Of Kane Lodge Reception To B part instruction manualart argument for olicy is art memoir The Story Of Fish Life part instruction manualart argument for The Canadian Journal Of Science Literature And History 1878 Vol 15 policy In the beginning it seemed as though each chapter would start with a bit of Ms Portas s life following it with what can be learned from this vignette But life isn t neat and tidy so about halfway through she seems to drop this layout and the book suffers for it I thinkThe mainremise is that the the Lean In concept is kind of bullshit that instead of changing ourselves to fit into office culture office culture needs to change to meet the skills and needs of women Ms Portas is clear in saying that she doesn t believe all women act in certain ways though instead she oints out that both men and women can benefit if our offices are less focused on points out that both men and women can benefit if our offices are less focused on like competition and the bottom line and on collaboration and balanceThere is a lot of good in this book the chapter where she shares her company s culture statement could be useful and in the end she offers tips for women in each decade of life which isn t necessarily super helpful in some cases because it assumes a bit of a linear career rogression But I found it a bit frustrating that so very much of the book focused on accommodating childcare I d say maybe 14 to 13 of the book was really focused on this as though this is the only issue that women face challenges with And it obviously is a huge issue but there wasn t any Lett Curtis author of Feminists Don't Wear PinkAre you ready to be your best self at workPacked with advice tips and decades of business experience from Mary Portas this is a book for every Loved this book and Mary s conversational style of writing you can imagine her saying every line Referencing her own experiences of work in an alpha male world Mary challenges the typical workplace and how working like a woman and bringing euality into both the workplace and the home can have benefits for both women and men Mary has got For me this isn t a book to sit down and read in one session I tried and my brain just went to ieces Instead this is a book that I found I got of by English Ancestral Homes Of Noted Americans picking it up andutting it down again when I had the time to mull over the things Mary The Methodists put forward and apply them to my situationI like that Mary tries not to exclude men from this and couches terms in such a way that you know she isn t saying they apply only to and to all women exclusively It shows that thought has gone into theresentation of this manifesto as well as into the beliefs it representsI do think some of the things Mary suggests are a tad Parsifal pie in the sky but you never know if enougheople did change their thought The Anatomie Of Humors processes maybe a euitable workplace is something we will see in our life times rather than something our grandchildren will benefit from I ll certainly take some thoughts away from this and will start to apply them to my own life even if one of my key talents is organisation I mretty good at arranging meetings and meeting rooms if I do say so myself a typically feminine trait according to this Best for People meeting rooms if I do say so myself a typically feminine trait according to this Best for People for a bit of a memoir mixed in *With Some Genuinely Good * some genuinely good about improving our workplaceIn a nutshell Author Mary Portas details her career struggles rising through the ranks of department store marketing and shares her thoughts for ways to improve the workplace so it works better for all of us men and womenWorth uoting But the irony is that the whole thing is deeply emotional wanting to smash the competition. 'There aren't many books that can claim to change your life but this one will' Clare Balding'A force for good for change This book will make you change the way you think Mary is my hero' Scar. Ecognition that one might need work *BALANCE FOR REASONS OTHER THAN CARING * for reasons other than caring children or elderly arents It seems to be a common world children or elderly arents It seems to be a common world and I find it frustrating as though other life List Of The Specimens Of Birds In The Collection Of The British Museum pursuits or challenges don t matter as muchI was hoping this would be one of those books that I d be recommending everyone read but alas it is not Wasn t a waste of time but it s definitely getting donated to the little library at my tube station next time I head out I wouldn t call this book a manifesto Half of it is about Mary Portas life and half touches on the general shocking reality of many women s working andersonal lives There were some insightful nuggets of advice My favourite not to silently and constantly fill in the gaps Making life happen as if by magic organising Annual Report Of The Board Of Regents Of The Smithsonian Institution planning tidying cooking you name it we men and women should learn that this is not intrinsically women s work Instead of valiantly marching on slowly disappearing under the weight of office deadlines schoolrojects homework and organising everyone s social diaries women should stop asking for help as if it s a favour Instead we should start seeing our relationships as a lot eual than many of them are right now I m a big fan of Mary Portas after watching her ueen of Shops and reading both her book on retail and her illuminating biography This book just confirmed that my respect for her is well Report Of The Division Of Forestry placed She makes well reasonedleas for a change in
"Attitudes In All Walks Of "in all walks of to lead to euality both in and outside of the workplace I read this book cover to cover in 24 hours because Mary writes in a conversational and very easy to follow manner and because everything she was saying about ineuality really riled me up I hope North Coastal Area Investigation people read this manifesto and get angry too and then make changes up and down the country to make things better rather thanutting up with the status uo. Ne of us whatever level you are wherever you workIt’s about calling time on alpha culture and helping every one of us to be happier roductive and collaborativeIt’s time to #WorkLikeAWoma.