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Joy at Work

Organizing Your Professional Life
Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
Categories: Self-Help, How-to
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Declutter your desk and brighten up your business with this transformative guide from an organizational psychologist and the number one New York Times best-selling 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, best-selling 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.

©2020 Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein (P)2020 Little, Brown & Company

What the critics say

"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 best-selling author of Originals and Give and Take, and host of the TED podcast WorkLife)

"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 best-selling author of When, To Sell Is Human, and Drive)

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

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Some Great Tips

I've read (listened to) Kondo's other two books, and was concerned there might not be anything new here. I wasn't disappointed though, as I found some very useful ideas that I've already implemented. I found the segment on Digital Files and emails particularly helpful. I do wish a PDF file had been included though, as I found the audio challenging to navigate. The chapters on my device don't line up with the chapters being narrated. Still, I'm happy with my purchase and am rethinking how I approach my workspace.

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  • Natalie
  • 2020-04-12

Another great book with Marie Kondo

I’ll admit, maybe I’m biased because I’m a big Marie Kondo fan, but I really enjoyed the book. I think it offers a lot of helpful advice. I also liked the collaboration with Scott Sonenshin.

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  • 2020-05-17

Impactful

I’ve read all Marie’s books, loved them, but this was in a way the most impactful for me. Maybe cause my WHOLE life...not just my closets and drawers...was the real issue. Also, some of the personal frustrations and issues she alluded to made her seem more real, and made me feel less imperfect. I got a LOT out of this one. Now to apply it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-07-04

Interesting for tidying geeks

I am a big fan of Marie Kondo. The life changing magic of tidying up transformed my life when I picked it up 5 years ago, so I was eager to listen to this book to see what it could offer.

Essentially, this book is a rehash of her first bestseller. I think it’s only suitable for people who already love the Kon Marie method. I personally found it to be a good reminder. It inspired me to clean up my workspace. It also helped me reflect on my priorities. The book gave me more confidence in my decision to pursue my current career path.

I didn’t resonate as much with Scott’s portion of the book. I did however finally clean up my inbox and desktop thanks to his advice