Joy at Work

Joy at Work

Organizing your Professional Life

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"The workplace is a magnet for clutter and mess. Who hasn't felt drained by wasteful meetings, disorganized papers, endless emails, and unnecessary tasks? These are the modern-day hazards of working, and they can slowly drain the joy from work, limit our chances of career progress, and undermine our well-being. There is another way. In Joy at Work, bestselling author and Netflix star Marie Kondo and Rice University business professor Scott Sonenshein offer stories, studies, and strategies to help you eliminate clutter and make space for work that really matters. Using the world-renowned KonMari Method and cutting-edge research, Joy at Work will help you overcome the challenges of workplace mess and enjoy the productivity, success, and happiness that come with a tidy desk and mind.."--Amazon.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown Spark, 2020.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316423328
0316423327
Branch Call Number: 650.1 K836
Characteristics: xi, 242 pages ; 22 cm

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DowningStreet
Jul 07, 2020

Wow! I really like this one. I listened to the CD and it was like having a coach or mentor teaching you a great way to organize your thoughts, your work, and your life.

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dnk
May 14, 2020

This has fantastic, practical advice about tidying not only your workspace but also your work flow, including tasks, decisions, meetings, and even networks. (The last item was something I could happily implement right away.)

The authors are realistic about what can be done when you're working for someone else -- if your boss insists on your presence at the meeting in spite of your best arguments against it, you have to go even if it is a waste of time -- but many of their case studies are about people who work for themselves and still find themselves doing things that aren't serving their larger purpose. And while they advocate for finding another job if the one you have really makes you miserable, they also caution against "grass is always greener" syndrome, and advise ways to find joy in your current job before you take the plunge.

Recommended for anyone who wants to make their job more enjoyable.

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