If silly policies and regulations at your place of work have you feeling down and thinking of Dilbert strips, Hacking Work: Breaking Stupid Rules for Smart Results, by Bill Jensen and Josh Klein, might just be the cure.
The premise of Hacking Work: How you can get a lot more done at work if you weren’t worried about running ideas through the “appropriate channels” first and if you just went ahead and did it.
If this interests you, go ahead and buy the book. But if you really want to follow its message and avoid the “appropriate channels,” our sister blog, MediaJobsDaily, has a little proposition for you:
Share your favorite workplace hack, a la Hacking Work, with us, either in the comments or on Twitter (just send us a Tweet at @MediaJobsDaily). This could be anything from a time-saving computer trick to your secret method of hypnotizing your boss that lets you leave early on alternating Thursdays.
You have until Friday, Oct. 15, to enter. You don’t have to attach your real name to the hack to enter, but if you win, we’ll want to share the hack and confirm (privately, if you’re worried about getting busted by your boss) your name and details.
The winner will be chosen randomly from all submissions (though of course we reserve the right to toss out obscene or fake submissions), and we’ll send you a copy of the book!