Working with needs

A simple guide to realigning what you do with what you need.

'Working with Needs' is a digital handbook for anyone who wants to understand how to begin living and working in line with their needs.

The book uses a series of explainers, real-life examples and practical exercises that teach you the core skills for understanding needs and how they show up.

By asking you to reflect on your work and life, you'll also get insight into live questions, problems and decisions that you might be facing.

You can download the book from the shop now or order a set of Needs Cards and get it included.

This book covers:

  • What are needs? The relationship between what we do and what we really need. Why we have such a problem with the idea of 'needs' and how we've lost sight of what matters.

  • Needs vs Strategies: The difference between the things we chase and what will make life better. And how to unlock unlimited creativity by knowing the difference.

  • Judgement vs Empathy: How our habitual thinking crushes our ability to think creatively and collaborate effectively and avoid unhealthy conflict. And how needs are the shortcut out.

  • Purpose and needs: Why all work starts with the need of a single human being. And why working with needs can untangle most professional and organisational dysfunctions at their heart.

  • Using needs as a tool: How to start using the Needs Deck (or the needs list on this website) as a tool for working with groups, coaching sessions and personal reflection.

I really want to thank you for this very clear and thoroughly felt book through the human inner landscape. Doing one of the exercises has already brought me a lot of clarity and some tools to see which decision I could be taking.
— Reader, The Netherlands