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Sleeping with Your Smartphone: How to Break the 24/7 Habit and Change the Way You Work

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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.

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Publisher: Harvard Business School Press
Publish Date: 05/08/2012
Pages: 274
ISBN-13: 9781422144046
ISBN-10: 1422144046
Language: English

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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.
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