Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life
Release date: April 7, 2020
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Declutter your desk and brighten up your business with this transformative guide from an organizational psychologist and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.
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.
What did I think of Joy at Work?
Fans of Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up will enjoy her next tidying guide, Joy at Work! Kondo shares her tips on how to organize your professional life, along with co-author Scott Sonenshein. No more messy desks and overflowing E-mail Inboxes!
If you’ve enjoyed Mrs. Kondo’s previous book, then I definitely recommend this one. It has the same core message, that tidying one’s space can allow us to achieve our best life and our best self. The way to achieve this, too, isn’t new: using the famous KonMari method, you’re invited to tidy your workspace in a thoughtful manner.
As in her previous work, Mrs. Kondo recommends that you tidy by category. Once you’ve laid down all the items you own in the same category, it’s much easier to see what you need and what you actually don’t. You may realise you own many times the same items and could do with getting rid of a few.
In the following chapters, co-author Scott Sonenshein writes about how to tidy up other aspects of your work life: your digital files, your time, your professional network and your meetings.
He begins by helping you identify what weighs you down, such as an overbearing number of decisions every day, long drawn-out meetings and a large network of uninterested acquaintances. Each of these situations, and more, can cause you stress and unhappiness in your professional life. Then, the author offers helpful tips on how to reduce that stress and reach an organized and joyful work life.
This book offers useful tips to increase productivity and success in the workplace, by organizing and tidying various aspects of your professional life. I recommend this book, 100%, to professionals who sometimes feel overwhelmed at work and need help focusing on what really matters and brings joy.
I give Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life four stars!
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Until next time!