Busy@Home: People are working 2-3 hours more per day since the lockdown began, and 45% are feeling burnt out. It doesn’t have to be that way.


Harnessing attention in organizations

… because time is no longer our most limited resource; attention is.

Busy@Home: An essential toolkit for life and work during lockdown

You’ve stockpiled enough baked beans and toilet roll to last for 6 months. Now what do you do? In BUSY@HOME, business psychologist Tony Crabbe, explains that when we aim higher than ‘getting through’, we perform better, enjoy ourselves more and have improved resilience.

A deeply practical guide, based on extensive psychological research, will help you and your family navigate this unsettling and pressurized time. BUSY@HOME also reveals how to use the disruption of our routines, habits and endless busyness as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a reset. This is not a book about surviving covid confinement; it’s about thriving through this crisis, and building more bounce into your life beyond.

“An immensely clarifying, practical and hopeful book.”
Ernst-Jan Pfauth, CEO of Newspaper The Correspondent


Tony Crabbe is a Business Psychologist who splits his time between writing and consulting with companies including Microsoft, Disney, News Corporation and HSBC. As a psychologist he focuses on how people think, feel and behave at work.

Tony’s latest video is from an engaging morning event at Spaces Zuidas in Amsterdam, where he discussed how we can achieve better results through harnessing our productivity. Here are some of his key lessons…



Busy: How to thrive in a world of too much

It’s difficult to ask anybody ‘How are you?’ without hearing the word ‘busy’ somewhere in their response. We feel overwhelmed by busyness because of the demands on our time: our inbox and our to-do list are bulging, a huge amount of people expect things from us and our organisations are trying to do more with fewer people.

“This is the best book I have read in the past 10 years!”
Professor Michael Marquardt, George Washington University, President of the World Institute of Action Learning


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