episode 585

Stanford's Dave Evans on Designing Your Work Life

Dave Evans is a lecturer at Stanford. Along with his collaborator, Bill Burnett, Dave focuses on the topic of Designing Your Life, a course they teach which they have turned into a book that has sold roughly 600,000 copies and has been translated into more than 20 languages. Prior to Stanford, Dave worked at Apple where he helped design and market the first mouse. Dave was also part of the founding team at Electronic Arts. August 16, 2021

585: In this interview, Dave Evans, assistant professor at Stanford and best-selling author, discusses his latest book, Designing Your Work Life, which highlights how employees and managers can improve the work experience. Dave provides strategies that people can use with their current jobs to make their career more fulfilling, the three kinds of overwhelm employees can feel, how they can mitigate these before overwhelm turns into burnout, and how managers can help employees develop their own pathways in the company. Finally, Dave talks about how remote work has made face-to-face interaction easier, yet made onboarding new employees and informal interactions between employees more difficult to facilitate.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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