Sleeping with Your Smart Phone

Sleeping with Your Smart Phone

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Perlow, Leslie A. Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation, 2012 Audio summary available
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Professionals in the smart-phone age feel pressure to always be connected. In Sleeping with Your Smart Phone, Leslie Perlow shows how instituting a policy of “predictable time off” can alleviate this pressure. The benefits go beyond improving the work/life balance. In her experiments with Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Perlow found that predictable time off helped teams communicate better, which in turn made them more efficient and effective. They also enjoyed their work more, which improved employee retention, a pressing problem for BCG. After providing an inside look at the transformation of BCG’s teams, Perlow offers practical advice on how to implement a predictable time off program.