“Professionals of all kinds complain about the difficulty of balancing life and work, but no one has had much insight about how to fix the problem…until Leslie Perlow went out and did it. This book should be required reading for every consultant, manager, HR professional, and working parent with a demanding career.” –Chip Heath, coauthor, Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
Leslie Perlow has given us a modern masterpiece, the only book that really shows how to harness those irresistible electronic intruders that now invade our lives. Sleeping With Your Smartphone is packed with evidence and specific, useful steps for building productive and creative workplaces that bolster rather than destroy our sanity and humanity. –Robert I. Sutton, Stanford Professor and author of Good Boss, Bad Boss
“Leslie Perlow, one of today’s leading experts in how organizations really function, has applied her prowess to a question that bedevils every professional: what impact does working harder and longer have on our achievements and our happiness? The answers in this marvelous book reveal that keeping our lives in balance is more important than we ever imagined—for ourselves and our organizations.” –Clayton M. Christensen, author, How Will You Measure Your Life?
“Sleeping with Your Smartphone challenges the current belief that 24/7 is required for success and that we are hostages to our devices. Leslie Perlow’s strategy is brilliant because it proves that we can improve the way we live and work…by disconnecting.” –Kristin C. Peck, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Business Development & Innovation, Pfizer Inc.
“Who doesn’t want to build more effective and engaged teams? Sleeping with Your Smartphone illustrates counterintuitive insights and practical actions to ‘get it all done’ in our multitasking, hyperconnected world. The book shows how teams can improve work-life balance and increase company engagement while upping their output—all with a few small, doable steps.” –Sara LaPorta, Senior Vice President, PepsiCo
“Truly inspiring! Sleeping with Your Smartphone shows that even in the most high-pressure environments, it is possible to disconnect and become more productive as a result. I am looking forward to implementing the strategy with my own teams.” –Deborah Ellinger, former President, Restoration Hardware