Does your career provide you with enough fulfilment? Is this job something you’d do over any others? Do you wake up happy to go to work? In short, does your career “spark joy”?
Marie Kondo, who earns her living by reorganising people’s homes, has just released a new book titled Joy At Work. This release timing couldn’t be better – or worse – depending on where you are in your career.
On one hand, the quarantine might have given you time to organise your head space. On the other, you could be insanely busy saving your career and/or company in a looming recession to care what she has to say. Worse, you could be out of job along with the thousands laid off in the pandemic.
Kondo co-authored this book with Scott Sonenshein, a business writer whose bestseller Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less & Achieve More than You Ever Imagined preaches a minimalist work life that fits nicely with Kondo’s ethos.
But make no mistake – this is a Kondo book. The crux of decision making when clearing your desk, reorganising your meeting plans and restructuring your network boils down to her trademark question: Does it spark joy?
Keep reading for her best tips – and what local professional organisers and other experts say about it: