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Author Perlow, Leslie A., 1967-
Title Sleeping with your smartphone : how to break the 24/7 habit and change the way you work / Leslie A. Perlow.
Published Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business Review Press, c2012.
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 Floor3  HD5106 .P424 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description viii, 274 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The experiment -- The winning formula -- Speaking openly -- Passion and action -- Experimenting with change -- together -- Small steps. big results -- The team leader's crucial role -- Defining the team and the goal -- The first meeting and beyond -- A firmwide initiative -- Introducing facilitators -- Reimagining work.
Summary Argues that monitoring one's electronic business communication 24/7 is actually counterproductive and offers a plan for companies to take time to "disconnect" in order to boost their productivity.
Can't resist checking your smartphone or mobile device? Sure, all this connectivity keeps you in touch with your team and the office, but at what cost? In this book, Harvard Business School professor Leslie Perlow reveals how you can disconnect and become more productive in the process. In fact, she shows that you can devote more time to your personal life and accomplish more at work. The good news is that this doesn't require a grand organizational makeover or buy-in from the CEO. All it takes is collaboration between you and your team, working together and making small, doable changes. What started as an experiment with a six-person team at The Boston Consulting Group, one of the world's elite management consulting firms, triggered a global initiative that eventually spanned more than nine hundred BCG teams in thirty countries across five continents. These teams confronted their nonstop workweeks and changed the way they worked, becoming more efficient and effective. The result? Employees were more satisfied with their work-life balance and with their work in general. And the firm was better able to recruit and retain employees. Clients also benefited-often in unexpected ways.
Subject Hours of labor.
Quality of work life.
Time management.
Teams in the workplace.
Organizational behavior.
ISBN 1422144046 (alk. paper)
9781422144046 (alk. paper)
OCLC number 744289976