Transworld probe will consider how to make better use of work time

Transworld probe will consider how to make better use of work time

Transworld is publishing a book about how to make better use of your work time.

Make Time by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky, will also probe how to do "more meaningful" work and create more time for the things you love.

UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) in the book were acquired from Grainne Fox at Fletcher and Co, to publish in trade paperback in October 2018. Talia Krohn at the Crown Publishing Group is publishing in the US.

Writers Knapp and Zeratsky are the New York Times bestselling authors of Sprint: How to solve big problems and test new ideas in just five days (Simon & Schuster).

In Make Time, they give advice in the form of a "supremely practical" four step system to help readers reclaim their time. The book described as the distilation of 30 years' experience studying time and doing what the authors call "dorking experiments" about time, according to Transworld.

The pair got "dream jobs" as designers at Google a decade ago, but reported feeling overwhelmed by the number of projects, rapid advancements in tech, the tasks and endless email.  As a result, although they quickly got more productive, they worried they weren’t doing their most important work. Instead, they were just reacting faster to other people's priorities. This is what led to the development of techniques for making best use of their time - for example, practical methods such as answering fewer emails and learning to say "no" to smaller projects in order to "do less but do it better". 

Transworld editorial director Andrea Henry said: "Jake and John are self-confessed time dorks. They think and talk about time management constantly. Make Time is a supremely practical solution to the busy-ness of the modern world that will allow you to spend more time on the things that matter and less time on the things that don't.

"We’re delighted to be working again with Jake and John on a project that’s an excellent use of Transworld’s time."