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  • Publisher : Little, Brown Spark; Large type / Large print edition
  • Published : 07 Apr 2020
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 0316497959
  • ISBN-13 : 9780316497954
  • Language : English

Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life

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.

Editorial Reviews

"Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein are modern-day superheroes -- the dynamic duo of office efficiency and satisfaction. Their timely book delivers the tools, questions, and mindsets you need to rid the clutter that's piling on your desk, clogging your calendar, and infiltrating your personal networks. If you want joy in life, the place to begin is Joy at Work."―Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author of When, To Sell Is Human, and Drive

"Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein understand something very important about life and work: many times the key to success comes from subtracting, not adding. For anyone looking to bring more joy and focus to their office and career, Joy at Work is the book you've been waiting for."―Alex Banayan, author of the #1 international bestseller The Third Door

"Finding joy at work isn't magic -- it takes work. But it might feel a bit more like play thanks to the practical insights from Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein."―Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take, and host of the TED podcast WorkLife

"A tidy guide to finding joy at work. Full of psychological wisdom and practical tips -- I loved it!"―Angela Duckworth, New York Times bestselling author of Grit

"Joy at Work is a charming antidote to the messiness of organizational life. It will help you be happier, waste less time, and lead others -- and is mighty fun to read."
Bob Sutton, Stanford Professor, organizational psychologist, and author of bestsellers The No Asshole Rule and Good Boss, Bad Boss

Readers Top Reviews

B. AllenBrianaEndika
It's a fairly quick but enjoyable read. You can skim much of it. There are very few new insights in Joy at Work. Most of the advice and recommendations have been published in many other self help/productivity books eg. Meeting management, saying No to protect your time, handling emails and etc.
Jonathon Kosec
Joy at Work continues the theme of living life with a focus on what brings you joy. While that might seem silly to many, why do they continue to do things that truly are driving them crazy? Well worth the read and great suggestions for living!
Lisa Vasquez
Thanks Marie Kondo! Once again, you've gotten me inspired to create joy in my home and workspace. While this book DOES mostly just apply to workplaces, I found it to be very applicable to study spaces as well (I'm in college). Overall, 10/10!
Fl AndreaMassimo Gar
I’ve read my share of organizing and time management books and this one adds nothing new. There are plenty of books on the topic that add more insight. Unless you’re a complete newcomer to the topic, skip this.
Charlie T
Although this book stands alone, I recommend reading it after Marie's "Tidying Up" book. It expands on familiar strategies without being repetitive. It also mentions tactics (familiar to those who have read Tim Ferris' 4 Hour Work Week) like the 80/20 rule and email batching. WHAT IF I WORK FROM HOME? This book addresses how to handle working from home. Separation of home and work is key, even if just mentally. The lessons contained in this book apply to more than just work though. It really helps tackle finer subjects such as Social Media, Computer storage, Phone Apps and more. Joy at Work focuses much more on internal mind clutter, which is just as important as physical clutter. I highly recommend this new book for anyone dealing with stress from work and wanting to gain more joy in their every day life.

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