The Activity Illusion
“A book we all need to read.” Professor Bruce Lloyd, London South Bank University, review for the Chartered Management Institute.
“The Activity Illusion”, published by Matador in 2011 is available on Amazon. To download the complimentary eight-page introduction, click here.
Here is an idea of what the book is about:
Email addict? Parent to “BlackBerry Orphans?
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
To find out what The Activity Illusion means for your organisation, click here.
The Activity Illusion in the News
Watch Ian in action on the Tonight Programme of 31/8/11
Read Ian’s article on “Burnout Britain” of 31/8/11 in HR Director Magazine
Read article of 5/7/2011 in Computing
Read review of The Activity Illusion in the Summer 2011 edition of Manager
Read Ian’s June 2011 comment article on “The Meaning of Success” in The Guardian.
Read Ian’s June 2011 tips on how to get the best out of meetings in The Guardian.
Read Ian’s May 2011 guidance on reclaiming free time in Mens Fitness May 2011
Read article of 16/4/2011 in The Guardian
Read “Book Extract” 27/2/11 in The Sunday Times
Read review 18/5/11 in Professional Manager, official magazine of the Chartered Management Institute
Read article of 19/5/11 in Womens Fitness
Read review 19/2/11 in Business Mobile
Read review 28/2/11 in Third Sector
Read review 24/2/11 in NetImperative
Read review 21/2/11 in Computing
Read “Book of the Month” profile in February_Bizezia.
Sep 2010: Ian is interviewed about how to preserve energy in the office and at home in the September edition of Men’s Fitness
May 2010: Read Ian’s tips on controlling information overload as featured in Recruiter magazine.
Nov 2009: Watch Ian appear in Incisive Media’s web TV panel debate on information overload here.