Sleeping With Your SmartPhone: How to Break the 24/7 Habit and Change the Way You Work by Leslie Perlow embraces a mode of success which requires immediate access via smartphone, timely responses to clients, pressure to respond, more time off and success through constant follow-up. A group facilitator is appointed to raise issues strategically, elicit feedback, reflect on choices and hold members accountable.
Perlow devised a formula for success whose elements are PTO( Predictable Time Off) + Structured Dialogue= Better Work. This mode of operation is designed to eliminate bad intensity, wheel spin, unnecessary steps, lack of communication, and emergencies which emanate from poor planning. The author believes that team members should comprise just the right number of people with congruent goals and a clear focus.
Perlow would move agendas forward by requiring immediate responses from group members, more leisure time off, a winning formula, collective goal congruency, structured dialogue, realistic milestones, meeting expectations, and measuring progress often. Structured dialogue requires having regular meetings, mandatory attendance, measuring goal achievement, and a timely calendar review.
Sleeping With Your Smart Phone provides a new way of organizing teams and monitoring them through the prism of mandatory meetings and the smartphone. The methodology makes sense and Perlow provides a step-by-step sequence which makes sense and is doable. The methodology outlined in this book will move an agenda forward.