Marie Kondo’s New Book Sparks Joy at Work

You might recognize Marie Kondo from her 2014 smash-hit book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Or maybe you’ve heard of her Netflix series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, in which she helps people find joy by decluttering their homes and lives. Now, Marie Kondo is writing another book aimed at helping people declutter their professional lives.

In an interview about Joy at Work, Kondo had this to say:

In this book, you will learn practical tips for maintaining a tidy workspace, but also life-changing advice on finding a career that sparks joy for you. I am honored to collaborate with Scott Sonenshein on this book, and I look forward to sharing Joy at Work with the world in 2020!

Sonenshein is a professor of Management at Rice University and author of Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less – and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined. 

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In an interview with Forbes, Sonenshein spoke a bit about collaborating with Kondo:

As a business professor, I know too many emails, wasteful meetings and team conflict take the joy out of work. I’m excited to pair my research as an organizational psychologist with the KonMari method to give people the techniques, advice and inspiration to experience joy in all parts of their careers.

Using the KonMari method and cutting-edge research, Joy at Work promises to “help you overcome the challenges of workplace mess and enjoy the productivity, success, and happiness that comes with a tidy desk and mind,” according to the publisher’s description. With chapter titles like “If You Keep Falling Back to Clutter,” “Tidying Time,” “Tidying Your Network,” “Tidying Meetings” and “Tidying Teams,” Kondo is going to give readers the tools to holistically improve their professional lifestyle.

Tidying up the workplace seems like a natural next step for Kondo, given the glut of articles that have already tried putting the KonMari method into practice at work. Who else is ready to unlock the life-changing magic of tidying up their professional life?

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