Chained to the Desk in a Hybrid World
A Guide to Work-Life Balance
By Bryan E. Robinson
Bryan Robinson is the seminal voice in work addiction recovery. I have greatly benefited from his guidance, experience, knowledge and wisdom on the topic of healing from what I consider to be the quietest and most insidious (and often praised) addiction in today’s times.
Alanis Morissette, singer/songwriter
This groundbreaking book builds on the research included in three previous editions of Chained to the Desk from the best-selling author and widely respected family therapist Bryan E. Robinson. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of working from home, Robinson finds that the agonies of work stress have only become more challenging. Recent years have seen an unprecedented shift to remote work, which has made it significantly harder to maintain the already delicate work-life balance, weakened as it is by smartphones and other technology. The result is that many workaholics are more stressed and burnt out than ever before in their work, despite being constantly in the presence of family. Chained to the Desk in a Hybrid World both counsels and consoles. It provides a step-by-step guide to help readers spot, understand, and ultimately recover from workaholism.
Praise for Chained to the Desk in a Hybrid World
The world of work is in flux, as Robinson is keenly aware. In this updated edition of Chained to the Desk, he provides insights into the world of hybrid work and the increasing pervasiveness of workaholic employees and bosses. This useful book will find a broad audience.
A profound book that is about more than addictive behavior. It is about the tragic dimension of the human situation.
Harville Hendrix, and Helen LaKelly Hunt, co-authors of Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples
This 4th edition of Bryan Robinson’s groundbreaking book on workaholism arrives at an interesting time in our history. I know of no other book that better identifies this other pandemic of work addiction that takes such a toll on individuals and their families, on the companies that foster it, and yet is so revered in our culture…. Offers a host of scientific studies, celebrity stories (including his own moving self-disclosures), as well as compassion-based practices to convince your inner workaholic to let you have your life back. This is an important read for this crucial time in our history.
Richard Schwartz, author of No Bad Parts