"forget about the small decisions, sort and organize the medium decisions, and reserve your mental energy for the high-stakes ones."
I have read and learned from the books of both the authors of "Joy at Work." Combining the Martha Stewart of home organization, with the best-selling author of the management book "Stretch" may not seem like a natural, but they had me wanting to stop part way through "Joy" to commence my own "festival of tidying!" Organizing clothes and gadgets is not that removed from organizing tasks, meetings, emails, and teams. Kondo contributes the overarching KonMari philosophy of creating work-life balance, by the reduction of unnecessary things--whether physical or psychological. Sonenshein adds what he's learned from a career as a consultant and business professor. Most readers will get at least one or two suggestions from this synthesis of methods, that will make their work-life, and thus their home-life, more joyful.
— From Carla's Picks
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.
About the Author
Marie Kondo is a tidying expert, bestselling author, Emmy-nominated star of Netflix's hit show, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, and founder of KonMari Media, Inc.
Scott Sonenshein is a chaired professor at Rice University and the bestselling author of Stretch. He received his PhD in organizational behavior from the University of Michigan and has written for the New York Times, Time magazine, Fast Company, and Harvard Business Review.
"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