Press

From August 2013

The Economist: The personalisation challenge

The Economist: The personalisation challenge

​EIU Editor Riva Richmond interviews Harvard Business School Professor Leslie Perlow about the risks to organizations from the undirected, always-connected work enabled by mobile devices. Read the Story »

Harvard Gazette

Harvard Gazette

​Managers and employees need to work together to constantly prioritize, to figure out what is truly important, what they can forget about, and what can they push to the back burner in order to reduce time pressure. My colleague here at HBS, Leslie Perlow, found that, in a department of harried engineers, it was powerful to simply declare ‘quiet time’ in the morning, three days a week: no meetings with or phone calls to colleagues, no interruptions, no expecting immediate responses to emails. People were way more productive. They also felt less stressed and more satisfied with their work.” Read the Story »

CEOs Find Unplugging Can Help With Work

CEOs Find Unplugging Can Help With Work

"​Leslie Perlow, a Harvard Business School professor and the author of “Sleeping with your Smartphone,” says time away from technology can make people more creative, innovative and productive." Read the Story »