Does it have to be this way? Canat resist checking your smartphone or mobile device? Sure, all this connectivity keeps you in touch with your team and the officeabut at what cost? In Sleeping with Your Smartphone, 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 doesnat require a grand organizational makeover or buy-in from the CEO. All it takes is collaboration between you and your teamaworking together and making small, doable changes. What started as an experiment with a six-person team at The Boston Consulting Groupaone of the worldas elite management consulting firmsatriggered 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 benefitedaoften in unexpected ways. In this engaging book, Perlow takes you inside BCG to witness the challenges and benefits of disconnecting. She provides a step-by-step guide to introducing change on your teamaby establishing a collective goal, encouraging open dialogue, ensuring leadership supportaand then spreading change to the rest of your firm. If you and your colleagues are grappling with the aalways ona problem, itas time to disconnectaand start reading.And the firm was better able to recruit and retain employees. Clients also benefitedaoften in unexpected ways. In this engaging book, Perlow takes you inside BCG to witness the challenges and benefits of disconnecting.
|Title||:||Sleeping with Your Smartphone|
|Publisher||:||Harvard Business Press - 2013-12-30|