Published: 01/01/2011
eISBN: 9781848765689
Format: eBook



''Having identified some of the problems facing managers, the book goes on to suggest practical, achievable solutions. There are timely reminders about how to tame the 'technology beast' and to achieve focus on what is really important. If managers are addicted to emails and BlackBerry, then there are work solutions available which are within their control. Likewise in planning their non-working life. There are some interesting anecdotes and guidance on how managers can refresh their thinking.''

Manager – The British Journal of Administrative Management

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The Activity Illusion
Why we live to work in the 21st century – and how to work to live instead
by Ian Price

Why are we working harder than ever and yet being less effective? Why do we let work bleed into family life and holidays? The Activity Illusion breaks open the vicious circle of hyperactive work practices and shows how to fix it for you and your organisation.

You will discover:

· how to work less and be more effective in your job
· why activity has become the new status
· how up to 20% of your organisation’s payroll gets soaked up by ineffective use of email
· why we get “addicted” to email and BlackBerry
· how to create the virtuous circle of an effective work life and a great life outside the office.

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