Non Fiction Review: Joy at Work

Joy at Work by Marie Kondō
Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life
by Marie Kondō ,Scott Sonenshein 

4 out of 5 stars


Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein give some wonderful guidelines in this book for tidying up your work. They focus on not just your desk and workspace, but also your time, contacts, email and digital documents, and decision-making process. They give advice on team-building, evaluating tasks, and how to run an effective meeting.

I liked the chapters that Marie wrote the best. Her voice is so inspirational and clear. The advice given by Scott is also good, but I didn’t connect with his voice as much.

I really liked that the circumstances and examples of each job could apply to almost any job or field of work, no matter your level or profession.

The principles and criteria are general enough that they become universal truths, but the writing demonstrates those truths with specific examples of regular people who found freedom and joy through tidying.

I wish there were a tidying checklist at the end of the book, but there isn’t, so I wrote my own checklist to help me as I go through the process of cleaning and tidying my office.

This book has really inspired me to get going and tidy my office and my work life!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone

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