Overwork

Sweden: The New Laboratory for a Six-Hour Work Day

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Sweden: The New Laboratory for a Six-Hour Work Day
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Government Executive

Now the Swedish city of Gothenburg is considering a similar experiment. The governing coalition has proposed a year-long trial that would divide some municipal workers into a test and control group at the same pay rate, with the test group working six-hour days and the control group working the traditional eight.

Overworked America: 12 Charts That Will Make Your Blood Boil

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Overworked America: 12 Charts That Will Make Your Blood Boil
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Mother Jones

Why "efficiency" and "productivity" really mean more profits for corporations and less sanity for you.

Out Of Hours Working Banned By German Labour Ministry

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Out Of Hours Working Banned By German Labour Ministry
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The Telegraph

Germany's employment ministry has banned its managers from calling or emailing staff out of hours except in emergencies, under new guidelines intended to prevent employees from burning out.

I Refuse to Be Busy

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I Refuse to Be Busy
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New York Times Motherlode

On Top of Everything Else ‘Overwhelmed,’ by Brigid Schulte

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On Top of Everything Else ‘Overwhelmed,’ by Brigid Schulte
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New York Times Sunday Book Review

Employee Burnout: Come on, Boss, Relight My Fire!

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Employee Burnout: Come on, Boss, Relight My Fire!
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Huffington Post

The 2013 winners of When Work Works Award for Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility reveal not only that overwork has become an employer issue, there are some innovative solutions that improve employee heath, engagement, commitment and productivity. 

Learn about some of the innovative solutions that the Institute and SHRM saw among this year's winners.

Let's Stop the Glorification of Busy

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Let's Stop the Glorification of Busy
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Huffington Post

The architecture of how we live our lives is badly in need of renovation and repair. What we really value is out of sync with how we live our lives. And the need is urgent for some new blueprints to reconcile the two. -- Arianna Huffington

If President Obama Can Get Home for Dinner, Why Can’t You?

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If President Obama Can Get Home for Dinner, Why Can’t You?
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Harvard Business Review Blog Network

HBR asked Kantor what C-suite executives might learn from how the First Couple deals with one of the world's most stressful jobs

Recline, Don’t ‘Lean In’ (Why I hate Sheryl Sandberg)

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Recline, Don’t ‘Lean In’ (Why I hate Sheryl Sandberg)
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The Washington Post

"Ladies, if we want to rule the world — or even just gain an equitable share of leadership positions — we need to stop leaning in. It’s killing us.

We need to fight for our right to lean back and put our feet up."

New Research: A Supportive Culture Buffers Women from the Negative Effects of Long Hours

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New Research: A Supportive Culture Buffers Women from the Negative Effects of Long Hours
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Harvard Business Review Blog Network
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