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Does it have to be this way?
Can’t resist checking your smartphone or mobile device? Sure, all this connectivity keeps you in touch with your team and the officebut 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 doesn’t require a grand organizational makeover or buy-in from the CEO. All it takes is collaboration between you and your teamworking together and making small, doable changes.
What started as an experiment with a six-person team at The Boston Consulting Groupone of the world’s elite management consulting firmstriggered 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 benefitedoften 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 teamby establishing a collective goal, encouraging open dialogue, ensuring leadership supportand then spreading change to the rest of your firm.
If you and your colleagues are grappling with the “always on” problem, it’s time to disconnectand start reading.
|Publisher:||Harvard Business Review Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.38(w) x 9.36(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Leslie Perlow is the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership at Harvard Business School. She is the author of the books Finding Time (2007) and When You Say Yes But Mean No (2003).
Table of Contents
Introduction: Does It Have to Be This Way? 1
Part I How a Team Turns Off
1 The Experiment 15
2 The Winning Formula 35
Part II The Magic of the Process
3 Speaking Openly 53
4 Passion and Action 69
5 Experimenting with Change-Together 79
6 Small Steps, Big Results 93
Part III Getting Started on Your Team
7 The Team Leader's Crucial Role 111
8 Defining the Team and the Goal 125
9 The First Meeting and Beyond 139
Part IV From Team to Organization
10 A Firmwide Initiative 161
11 Introducing Facilitators 179
12 Reimagining Work 197
Appendix: About the Research 209
Glossary: Consulting Terminology 227
About the Author 275
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