Joy at Work

Joy at Work

Organizing your Professional Life

Large Print - 2020
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Marie Kondo, author of 'The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up', and organizational psychologist Scott Sonenshein team up to bring 'Joy at Work', a new book that offers stories, studies, and strategies to help you eliminate clutter and enjoy the productivity, success, and happiness that comes with a tidy desk and mind.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, Spark Large Print, 2020
Edition: Large print edition, First edition
ISBN: 9780316497954
0316497959
Branch Call Number: LP 650.1 KON
Characteristics: xi, 304 pages
Additional Contributors: Sonenshein, Scott

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RockyRidgePicks
Oct 04, 2020

Ever wonder how you can feel more peace and joy at your workplace? Leave it to Marie Kondo to tell you how to organize everything from your physical desk and papers to your digital workspace!

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Ivy_Digest
Sep 28, 2020

As a Kondo fan, I was disappointed that she only wrote 4 of the 11 chapters. The first 3 repeat her method. But the work-related tips are clichés written by an unknown and lack the signature joy we know. In some chapters. Marie gives snippets of KonMari but it's not enough for fans like me.

The last chapter is the best. Marie opens up with personal stories: starting a career; her fear of social media; how she and her husband plan their year; struggles with burnout; finding work-life balance; and how she and her husband find joy at work. She could have expanded each section into chapters and said more about keeping tidy with kids and a career.

Fans thirsty for KonMari can borrow this book and read the parts she wrote then skim through the tedious filler chapters 5-10. Nothing new from that guy. I don't understand why he even co-wrote this. So disappointing. Just read her first two books "The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up" and "Spark Joy" and apply it to work.
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booksmile
Aug 31, 2020

Some really good tips about time and digital-device management, some of it is just reviewing KonMari tidying. Not much for job seekers, designed for people with established jobs.

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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.

debwalker Nov 13, 2019

She's back! And judging us.

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