New research: Overwork kills productivity AND employees

Yikes – overwork can kill you: … those working a 55-hour week face 33% increased risk of stroke than those working a 35- to 40-hour week. And to make matters worse, all those extra hours don’t even mean you get more work done: [Overwork] … doesn’t seem to result in more output. So overwork is … Continue reading New research: Overwork kills productivity AND employees

The Cult of Overwork is alive and well. Sigh!

European workers don’t work enough hours compared to Americans. That is the message in this article written by a London-based venture capitalist. From the article: As anyone who’s ever been there or visited will attest, in Silicon Valley everyone is working *all of the time*. And while this might seem unhealthy, not scalable, obsessive, manic … Continue reading The Cult of Overwork is alive and well. Sigh!

Ask the CHO: Fighting the cult of overwork in upper management

Stan has some questions about the cult of overwork: 1) When/where did the cult of overwork start? Or has business/marketing/office work always been a race towards more & more hours? 2) Upper management at our company work 6+ days a week, have sacrificed their family lives for the past 15 years to build the company, … Continue reading Ask the CHO: Fighting the cult of overwork in upper management

How time scarcity kills productivity – and 5 ways to avoid it

“Your car is having trouble and will need repairs at a cost of around $1,500. How would you handle that situation?” Scientists from the University of Warwick led by professor Anandi Mani stopped customers at a New Jersey mall and asked them that question. Next the subjects took an IQ test and the results was stunning: … Continue reading How time scarcity kills productivity – and 5 ways to avoid it