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Spark Joy at Work: Adopting the Marie Kondo Approach is a practical guide to organize your workspace using the Marie Kondo method. Discover how decluttering can bring joy, increase productivity, and create a more harmonious work environment.

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    Problem and Promise

    The evidence is clear – Marie Kondo’s inspirational approach to home organization has transformed living spaces around the world for the better. But the average person spends roughly a third of their life at work. Could the KonMari method prove equally transformative for the workspace?

    To answer that question,we’ve brought together the key findings from a range of recent articles on the topic, and arranged them into an intuitive guide for applying KonMari to your professional life, from clearing the clutter from your desk to clarifying your career goals.

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    The KonMari method was initially designed for home organization. But it also offers valuable techniques for enhancing productivity and job satisfaction in the workplace. Decluttering individual workspaces, both physical and digital, can lead to improved focus and mental clarity. At an organizational level, applying KonMari principles to office design and workflow organization can create inspiring workspaces and add meaning to work itself.

    Focusing on tasks and projects that spark joy can guide your career journey, by promoting fulfillment and purpose. Cultivating gratitude for challenging work experiences can lead to valuable lessons and ultimately contribute to future joy in the workplace. Embracing peak performance by fully immersing yourself in tasks can enhance your enjoyment of your work.

    While tidiness has its merits, controlled messiness can also stimulate creativity and innovation, Striking a balance between order and chaos is crucial in promoting a dynamic and innovative work environment.

    Now, these were only the highlights.

    If you want to learn more about how to spark joy to work with tips from Marie Kondo, stick around.

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    What is Spark Joy at Work; Adopting the Marie Kondo Approach about?

    Japanese organizing expert, Marie Kondo, has inspired millions to declutter their homes, but her 'KonMari' method can also be applied to the workplace to increase productivity and satisfaction. This article explores Marie's key strategies to help you spark more joy in your professional life. 

    Who should read Spark Joy at Work; Adopting the Marie Kondo Approach?

    • Anyone who works in an office and wants to streamline their workplace 
    • Managers and team leaders interested in Marie's methods for optimizing team workflows and boosting morale
    • Artists and other creatives who want to allow for inspiration, flow and improve their creative process

    About the Author

    This article was created by the content team at Blinkist, based on the main ideas from “Marie Kondo at Work: Can your office spark joy?” by Sigal Barsade, “6 Lessons From Marie Kondo's Netflix Show You Can Apply To Work And Career“ by Monica Torres, “What if you tried Marie Kondo’s methods at work? Here’s how it went for me” by Nasheya Rahman, “Marie Kondo’s life is messier now — and she’s fine with it” by Jura Koncius and “What All Business Leaders Can Learn From Marie Kondo” by Sally Blount.

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