When it comes to our jobs, we find ourselves in a bit of a bind. On the one hand, we’re taught that a career should be a calling, a source of not just financial security but also purpose, meaning, and joy. On the other hand, we’re faced with the harsh reality of work in 2022: rampant stress, bias, and burnout.
So what can we do about this? Before we take action, we have to read up on the most pressing problems of work, and what our best thinkers suggest for solutions. With that goal in mind, we recommend checking out the five eye-opening, sobering, but ultimately inspiring books below.