Minimalism at Work: An Experiential Exercise for Putting Work in Perspective


  • Celeste M. Grimard Universite du Quebec a Montreal


Over the past decade or so, the topic of minimalism has become increasingly popular in the media. Despite the plethora of resources directed at helping people simplify their lives (e.g., Kondō, 2014, Millburn & Nicodemus, 2015), surprisingly little has been written regarding how to implement minimalism in the workplace. After introducing 10 tools for applying minimalism at work as presented in Grimard (2019), this paper presents an experiential exercise intended to help participants put work in perspective by reflecting on their work-life balance.