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Spark ‘Joy at Work’ with Marie Kondo’s Latest Book

Quarantine got you down? You might be feeling claustrophobic, restless, unproductive, or maybe some combination of the three. Those of us working from home not only have to stay focused amid the distractions of family members, but must also set up shop in a home office (if you’re lucky enough to have one) or a makeshift home office (if you aren’t). Either way, working from home is an adjustment for everyone involved, and may have you feeling stressed out. If so, now’s the perfect time to check out Marie Kondo’s latest book, Joy at Work, for tips on finding joy at work—whether in the office or at home.

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Marie Kondo is “a tidying expert” as well as the bestselling author of numerous works including Spark Joy and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Her aim is to help others find more joy in their lives by decluttering and organizing their living spaces. Her success has even led her to star in Netflix’s hit series, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.”


Joy at Work is also co-authored by Scott Sonenshein, the author of Stretch, “A groundbreaking approach to succeeding in business and life, using the science of resourcefulness.”

Kondo and Sonenshein use their combined knowledge about success and organization to help readers find satisfaction and joy in the workplace. It can be easy to let work mentally drain you, but by following Joy at Work’s tips, you can change that. Having a system for storing papers, turning off your email for 30 minutes a day, and color-coding your office supplies are just a few ways you can not only keep yourself organized, but happy, in the workplace.


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Given the current circumstances, many of us aren’t sure when we’ll next set foot in the office. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use these tips right away—your home office is the perfect place to start. Now, more than ever, it’s important to keep ourselves mentally grounded amid the current chaos of the world. Joy at Work will help you tidy up your home office and be productive, but not overwhelmed.

Joy at Work is now available for purchase in hardcover and Kindle on Amazon. If you have the chance, check it out—your stay-at-home work life will thank you.

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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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